Dealing with a car accident involves a whole host of issues and medical expenses. Being involved in a car accident while pregnant can bring a whole other massive set of issues to consider. The baby’s health is obviously the main concern as a mother so it is imperative that you seek medical attention not only for yourself but for your child. Physical trauma can damage your baby in a multitude of ways including: Premature Labor, Placental Separation or internal bleeding. The stress and emotional damage resulting from a car accident is also a huge factor in these cases. Stress from the accident could cause pre-term labor or negatively affect the baby.
If you are involved in an accident in Tampa while pregnant you should seek medical attention immediately. Of course, be sure to notify the hospital/ facility that you are pregnant before any treatment is rendered. The hospital should monitor your baby and check for any injuries. Trauma is a leading cause of fetal injury and death. Trauma from the accident to your abdomen may harm the baby and is a great concern after an accident. As recently as August 17, 2017 a critically injured pregnant woman lost her unborn baby in a crash according to WFLA News Channel 8. Also according to the CDC, 6,400 adults are injured in car crashes every day; the risk of serious injury and death is reduced by 50% when wearing a seat belt. There is also an estimated 3,500 annual hospital visits in the US for pregnancy-related car accident injuries.
The first thing that you should do when you get into an accident is document everything. When you’re there at the scene, if you are able, make sure you’re taking pictures not just of your car but of the other car. You can usually get pictures of your own car later on; even if it’s totaled, you can go to the tow yard and take pictures. You may not have access to the other person’s vehicle again, so it is important to take the pictures while you’re there and also to try to take pictures of the cars where they are at the time of the accident itself before the cars are moved if it is safe to do so.
Why Choose Franco Law Group when you are looking for a Car Accident Lawyer?
• We are a female-owned law firm
• We’ve been in business for over 20 years
• We’ve handled several thousand accident/ injury cases
• Our average customer rating is 4.9 stars (out of 5.0)
• Our office is conveniently located near the Kennedy and Howard intersection in Tampa, FL
• Personal service and clear communication
• We have bilingual (English/Spanish) staff available
All Female Legal Team
Christine Franco and her experienced personal injury team have been practicing law in Tampa, Florida since 1997. Franco Law Group represents only the injured and disabled. Our firm consists of personal injury lawyers, case managers, paralegals, and assistants that are all committed to managing your case efficiently and to protecting your legal rights. Christine Franco, Esq. has been practicing law ever since she received her J.D. from Stetson College of Law in 1995. Megan Williams, a social security attorney at our firm, received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
Christine Franco and her amazing law firm have handled two personal injury cases and represented me for Social Security disability. Becoming disabled at the age of 24 is not something that's on everyone's list to do. Through these very difficult times I was very blessed to have had this amazing team with me every step of the way. They won all three of my cases. I love how they run and honest office with integrity. They tell you the truth and not what they think you want to hear. I have never met a more humble and sweet attorney. But don't let that fool you she definitely knows what she's doing and she gets things done and is not afraid to take your case to trial if you are entitled to more than what you have been offered. Most attorneys I have met will try to settle at the first offer. I told Christine I trust her 100% because I have seen how she treats everyone with the same respect and honesty so I took her advice with all my cases and I am very happy with the outcome. I have also referred my family and best friends to her because I wouldn't want anyone else representing them. You will be very happy going to The Franco Law Group.
I found Christine Franco to be a very professional, thoughtful, attentive attorney. She is very thorough and extremely patient explaining everything to me. She has taken care of five cases for my family and all with outstanding results. Her staff have been with her for quite some time and are always helpful as well. Tammy Baldwin is super to work with as well. I would not give it a second thought to use Franco Law Group for all your needs.
I'm very glad that I found Franco Law Group who are very knowledgeable professional and make you feel like family as soon as you walk in thank you to all the staff