Car accidents are distressing events, but they can be especially so when they involve children or unborn babies. Unfortunately, grieving families are often unsure about how Florida laws could impact their car accident claim when a child or unborn child is involved.
If your child is injured in a car accident, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys can discuss whether you can seek compensation to offer quality care and support for your child and yourself.
Common Car Accident Injuries to Children
Children face some of the same injuries as adults in Florida car accident, though because of their size minors are more vulnerable to injuries such as:
- Head and Brain Injuries. Children can be particularly susceptible to head trauma, including concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in car accidents. These injuries can lead to cognitive impairments, developmental delays, and emotional challenges that can affect a child for the rest of their life.
- Spinal Cord Injuries. The impact of a car accident can cause severe spinal cord injuries in children, leading to partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired motor function.
- Internal Injuries. Children’s organs are still developing and may be more vulnerable to injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, or abdominal trauma.
- Fractures. The force of a car accident can cause fractures and broken bones in children, affecting their growth and mobility.
Unborn Children and Car Accident Injuries
Pregnant women involved in car accidents face a unique set of risks, as the impact can also affect their unborn babies. The placenta, amniotic fluid, and uterus provide some protection, but severe accidents can still lead to injuries for the unborn child, including:
- Placental Abruption. The force of a collision can cause the placenta to detach from the uterine wall prematurely, which can result in serious complications and potentially harm the baby’s oxygen and nutrient supply.
- Preterm Labor and Birth Injuries. Car accidents can trigger premature labor, leading to potential birth injuries and long-term health complications for the baby.
- Emotional Distress. Pregnant women involved in car accidents may experience emotional distress, which can impact their well-being and potentially affect the unborn child’s development.
Immediate Medical Attention is Crucial
Regardless of the apparent severity of the accident, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention for children and pregnant women involved in car accidents. Even seemingly minor injuries can have delayed symptoms or long-term consequences. Prompt medical evaluation ensures that injuries are properly diagnosed and treated.
Seek Legal Advice
If your child or unborn baby sustains injuries in a car accident, consult a personal injury attorney with experience in handling cases involving children and prenatal injuries. They can help you understand your legal rights, navigate the complexities of insurance claims, and pursue the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, future care, pain and suffering, and other damages.
An experienced personal injury attorney can gather evidence, work with medical experts to establish the extent of injuries, calculate damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, litigate the case to secure fair compensation and justice for your child or unborn baby.
If you’ve been in a Florida car accident that has resulted in injuries to your child or unborn baby, call Flaxman Law Group 24/7 at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. Our law offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood can arrange a free consultation so you can review your situation and your options with a compassionate member of our legal team.