The American Journal of Preventive Medicine reported on the findings of a study of over 850,000 North Carolina women aged 16-46 (who gave birth to at least one child) during the years 2001-1008. The study focused on the effect of auto accidents on these women. The results found that auto crashes are a large concern, especially if the pregnant woman is not wearing a seat belt at the time of the motor vehicle crash. The study examined North Carolina vital records and accident reports. It analyzed adverse outcomes, car crashes, and car safety features. The findings of the study, in more detail, were these:
The net result is that pregnant women need to be especially careful when they get into a vehicle. The consequences of a car accident can be fatal to the mother and the unborn child.
Losing an unborn child is devastating. If you or a loved one lost an unborn child, or if you have been hurt in an automobile accident, contact attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., by calling (888) 694-1671 for a free consultation. Joe Miller handles car accident cases in North Carolina and Virginia and can help you explore the legal options available to you in the wake of such a tragedy.