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Rear Ended While Pregnant

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Rear Ended While Pregnant

Postby Jaryl » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:04 pm

I was rear ended while stopped at a red light about a week ago.  I am 7 months pregnant. When I was hit my head went forward and then hit on the head rest, I also had cramping from the seat belt to the abdomen. The other drivers insurance company told me she has taken full responsibility.  After the accident I went to the hospital and they hooked me up to the fetal monitors for 2 hours and said as far as they can tell the baby is fine.  The next day my neck and shoulders were in immense pain.  I went back to the ER and they told me I have a neck strain and whip lash.  I missed two days of work, but being a waitress I cannot prove what I make.  After speaking with both insurance companies my insurance is paying the medical bills then going after hers.  and her insurance company has already cut me a check for the damages to my car. My insurance said if I wanted to get anything in terms of pain and suffering or loss wages I need to speak with her insurance myself.  My question is can I, or should I, go after her insurance company for loss wages and pain and suffering.  Not only do I have pain in my neck, shoulders and back.  My husband and I have done a lot of worrying about the baby.  That night in Labor and delivery, and now waiting another 2 months to make sure the baby is really ok.  I have scheduled a meeting with a personal injury attorney.  Do you think this is the right way to go?  If so how much of a settlement should I be aiming for?  Thank you so much for your time and considerations

Diana
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Rear Ended While Pregnant

Postby Sucki » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:21 am

Of course it is the "right way to go". That is, putting the case in the hands of a personal injury attorney. Why would you not? You would not know how to determine the value range of the case and without legal assistance pose no threat to anybody. You could be assured that the insurance company for the other driver would low-ball you and you wouldn't know what hit you nor what to do about it. It is far to early to know the value of the case.  Assuming your baby will be just fine, you don't know how long you will have those whiplash pain and what treatment might be necessary. If you felt better tomorrow, which would be great, the value of the pain and suffering would be small of course. But what if 6 months from now you are still hurting? What if they do tests 6 months from now that could not be done because of the pg and they find something amiss in your spine? That is unlikely but you get the point. You don't know what the full extent of your damages are and can't know for some period of time, certainly beyond the birth. I don't see much loss of earnings involved in the case because I doubt you could have worked much longer even without the accident but whatever wages were lost would certainly be part of the claim but probably only a very small part. Let the attorney take care of everything. You rest and concentrate of having an excellent birthing experience.
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Rear Ended While Pregnant

Postby Stuart » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:09 am

I was rear ended while stopped at a red light about a week ago.  I am 7 months pregnant. When I was hit my head went forward and then hit on the head rest, I also had cramping from the seat belt to the abdomen. The other drivers insurance company told me she has taken full responsibility.  After the accident I went to the hospital and they hooked me up to the fetal monitors for 2 hours and said as far as they can tell the baby is fine.  The next day my neck and shoulders were in immense pain.  I went back to the ER and they told me I have a neck strain and whip lash.  I missed two days of work, but being a waitress I cannot prove what I make.  After speaking with both insurance companies my insurance is paying the medical bills then going after hers.  and her insurance company has already cut me a check for the damages to my car. My insurance said if I wanted to get anything in terms of pain and suffering or loss wages I need to speak with her insurance myself.  My question is can I, or should I, go after her insurance company for loss wages and pain and suffering.  Not only do I have pain in my neck, shoulders and back.  My husband and I have done a lot of worrying about the baby.  That night in Labor and delivery, and now waiting another 2 months to make sure the baby is really ok.  I have scheduled a meeting with a personal injury attorney.  Do you think this is the right way to go?  If so how much of a settlement should I be aiming for?  Thank you so much for your time and considerations

Diana
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