Miscarriage After a Car Accident
Skilled St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys Helping You Seek Justice
The Dixon Injury Firm understands how difficult it can be to suffer the loss of an unborn child and will handle your case with the utmost care. If you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage after a car accident, you need an experienced attorney to guide you through this difficult time. Our car accident lawyers in St. Louis can make sure that you are protected during this emotionally trying time and have access to adequate behavioral health services and medical care options to make sure that you are physically and mentally sound. If you missed work because of the accident, we can help you recover reimbursement, offer support, and provide financial assistance if need be after the accident. Christopher R. Dixon and The Dixon Injury Firm are here to help and provide you with the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance that you need when filing a miscarriage after a car accident claim in St. Louis.
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Offering Comprehensive Legal Guidance
Suffering a miscarriage after a car accident can be physically and emotionally traumatizing. The last thing that personal injury victims should have to worry about during this challenging time is talking to the responsible party’s insurance agent, lawyer, and figuring out how to file a personal injury claim without legal guidance. Our firm can protect you against insurance agents and the other party’s lawyer to allow you to focus on what is truly important – recovering from your miscarriage after a car accident – while we defend your claim.
We understand Missouri’s injury laws and have the experience needed to produce favorable results for miscarriage after car accident victims’ cases. Our lawyers are determined to get justice for victims’ pain and suffering and are committed to recovering the most in compensation for injuries and losses. At The Dixon Injury Firm, we are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns that you may have and will put your mind at ease knowing that experienced, knowledgeable, and driven attorneys are doing everything they can to ensure you’re satisfied with the results of your case.
Claims of Car Accidents Causing Miscarriages
Like with other car accident injuries, it is critical to act quickly if you have suffered a miscarriage after a car accident. Roughly 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy, and the other party’s insurance company will do everything they can to disprove that the injury was caused by the crash.
There are between 1,500 and 5,000 miscarriages every year that are caused by car accidents. Women who are pregnant are at a higher level of risk in general than women who are not pregnant, but this is increased significantly in car accidents. The impact of a car accident can cause bleeding in the mother, placental abruption, lacerations of the fetus, and more. In the U.S., penalties for causing a miscarriage vary and can range from jail time to substantial penalties for behaving recklessly and endangering an unborn child and its mother. The current legal system allows for most victims that have suffered a miscarriage after a car accident to recover emotional and mental distress damages. In some states, victims may be eligible to recover monetary damages for the loss of their unborn child in addition to mental and emotional compensation.
Missouri Statute of Limitations
In some states, such as California under the California Penal Code (Section 187-199), if a woman suffers a miscarriage after a car accident, the loss of their unborn child is not considered a wrongful death claim. The mother may be eligible to recover emotional damages from the accident, but not for the physical loss of the fetus. In other states, such as Alabama, miscarriage after a car accident that is caused by someone else is considered negligent under fetal homicide laws.
Arizona’s revised statute states that “a person commits negligent homicide if with criminal negligence the person causes the death of another person, including an unborn child. An offense under this section applies to an unborn child in the womb at any stage of its development. A person may not be prosecuted under this section if any of the following applies: The person was performing an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on the pregnant woman’s behalf, has been obtained or for which the consent was implied or authorized by law. The person was performing medical treatment on the pregnant woman or the pregnant woman’s unborn child. The person was the unborn child’s mother.” (Section 13-1102) Under Alabama’s state law (Sections 13-1102, 1103, 1104, and 1105), if a driver causes an accident and the other driver suffers a miscarriage, the responsible party could be charged with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, and Negligent Homicide.
If a driver causes an accident that injures or kills another, they may face criminal charges and are held responsible for paying monetary damages to the injured or deceased party for their injuries. Our car accident attorneys in St. Louis can fight to help you seek compensation and ensure that you and your case will be taken care of during this difficult time. Most car accidents are preventable, so most settlements include damages for various financial burdens a victim experienced because of an accident, distress, lost income, and more.
In the State of Missouri, if a driver is at fault for an accident that injures or kills another driver, they may be required to reimburse the injured victim for the following damages:
Medical expenses: If someone has suffered a miscarriage after a car accident, they may have had to pay out-of-pocket for doctor appointments, medication, treatment of their injuries, physical therapy, and more. The total amount of expenses that they paid because of their injuries from the accident can potentially be recovered
Pain and suffering: Suffering a miscarriage and the loss of an unborn child can be physically, emotionally, and mentally traumatizing. Miscarriage after car accident victims can recover the cost of psychiatric therapy, physical therapy, the cost of medication, and compensation for pain and suffering
Lost wages: Victims that have suffered a miscarriage after an accident will require a period of recovery that may cause them to miss work and a loss of income. If you had to miss work or miss out on other forms of income, you could be eligible to recover the income you missed out on
Burial and funeral expenses: The family of a person that is killed in a car accident may be eligible to recover burial costs, funeral expenses, and other damages that the deceased may have recovered if they were still alive
How The Dixon Injury Firm Can Help
We understand how crucial it is for injury victims to receive the best legal guidance during such a difficult time. Victims that have suffered a miscarriage because of another driver’s negligence deserve to have the best chance possible of recovering the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and losses. If you have had a miscarriage after a car accident in St. Louis, a personal injury lawyer can fight for your case against the at-fault driver, their insurance company, lawyer, and any other defenses they may have. When you hire The Dixon Injury Firm to represent your claim, you are ensuring that your case will be in capable hands and that you have an attorney that cares about your case.
Our firm has recovered compensation and justice for dozens of personal injury victims. Chris Dixon is passionate about helping injury victims that are in need of legal guidance and will do everything he can to make sure that you are taken care of. Chris has earned the status of a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
If you have suffered a miscarriage after a car accident that was caused by another, call our St. Louis car accident attorneys at (314) 208-2808 today. We are always here to help.