Being involved in a motor accident is traumatic and very often painful, leaving victims with ongoing health implications and sudden financial burden. Being involved in a car accident and losing your unborn child is a whole new level of pain and ongoing suffering that you could only imagine if you’ve experienced it.
Here at Thompson Law, we’re sadly rather familiar with the ongoing pain and suffering endured in wrongful death cases particularly after a sudden accident that could have been avoided. The loss of a loved one is a tragic occasion filled with grief and anguish for surviving family members and can feel completely overwhelming. But when that loved one is your unborn child, the loss can feel particularly amplified. Our blog explores the legal options available to anyone who is affected by miscarriage after an accident as well as the legal support you’re entitled to.
Miscarriage and motor accidents wrongful death
If you’ve recently suffered a miscarriage due to an auto accident, your case could be filed as a wrongful death claim, here in the state of Arizona, as changes in our laws mean a fetus will be considered as able to live outside the womb. Wrongful death claims can be filed when an accident causes unintentional death whether that is immediately or through sustained injuries. A miscarriage after a car accident is an example of where the law has been updated to protect an unborn fetus, recognizing them as an individual in the case.
Wrongful death claims recognize negligence or failure to act on the third-party’s behalf and hold them accountable for their actions. Having a car accident may seem straightforward when it comes to identifying who is to blame but when a life is ended as a direct result, it becomes a much more complex and emotionally traumatic incident. Whilst there may be a clear individual to blame for the car accident, a strong legal team will then work to represent you and your family as best they can to seek a suitable settlement that truly reflects the loss and ongoing emotional trauma experienced.
Seeking legal support throughout
When it comes to finding the right legal support in the US, every state will approach this kind of legal case differently. If you’ve had a car accident and miscarried as a direct result of it in the state of Arizona, the law will recognize your unborn baby as an individual, allowing you to file a wrongful death case. It’s important to receive the right kind of legal guidance and help through this period, using a legal representative who understands and can empathize with your grief.
We always work hard to achieve the right outcome in every wrongful death case we fight. Our team of dedicated wrongful death lawyers is empathetic and compassionate throughout your dealings with us and will always take the time to discuss any concerns or matters surrounding your case. For more information on how we can help you and your family with your own case, call us at (480) 634-7480