In Williamsburg, New York (NY) an expectant couple on the way to the hospital to have their first child was killed while riding in a cab. A BMW struck the side of the cab smashing it into a guard rail. The driver and the passenger of the BMW fled on foot from the scene of the accident leaving the pregnant woman dying on the street. Sadly both parents died but doctors were able to rescue the baby with an emergency c-section. The cab driver was also injured but expected to recover.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
As a Virginia (VA) wrongful death attorney we know that it is devastating to families to lose a loved one. For the families of the soon-to-be parents the loss is probably unbearable. To add insult onto injury the at-fault driver left the pregnant woman dying in the road and ran away from his crime. Although this is a tragic and extreme case pregnant woman are injured in car accidents on a daily basis.
In Virginia (VA) if you are involved in a car accident while you are pregnant you should immediately call your doctor even if you feel fine. Sadly between 300 and 1,000 unborn babies die each year due to car accident injuries. For a pregnant mother who has been doing all the right things for her unborn baby it’s terrifying to think that something completely out of her control could harm her child. If you have been involved in a car accident while pregnant you will have a lot of worries and questions about whether your baby will be ok. Our Virginia (VA) car accident injury lawyers have experience when dealing with pregnant victims and have obtained settlements for them and their children.
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Take a moment to read our car accident injury guide so you're fully informed about what to do if you are a pregnant mother hurt in a Virginia (VA) or North Carolina (NC) car accident.
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