Placental Abruption

The placenta provides nutrients and oxygen to a fetus. During a collision, a placenta can become partially or completely separated from the mother’s uterus. As a result, the baby can suffer from life-threatening complications and the mother can experience severe heavy bleeding.

Brain Injuries

The impact and force of a car accident can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Mothers can suffer a TBI when they experience a blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head. However, fetuses may also suffer from brain injuries if their brain shakes inside of their skulls during a collision.

Fetal Trauma

Although they are protected by various structures in the body, fetuses can sustain severe injuries in the womb. Fetal trauma can occur due to oxygen deprivation, when a mother sustains blows to the abdomen, or as the result of any other serious injuries during a collision.

Birth Defects

Premature birth, oxygen deprivation, and many other pregnancy injuries can lead to birth defects. For example, a child may be born with long-term disabilities due to brain damage in a collision. Children born prematurely are more likely to have physiological defects, such as underdeveloped organs.

What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident

A car accident can be a scary and traumatic experience, especially if you are pregnant. In these situations, it is important to receive emergency medical attention as soon as possible.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Kansas City area car accident you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.