Slip and Fall during Pregnancy: Call Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys
Every expectant mother’s worst nightmare is to accidentally injure her baby or, worse, cause a miscarriage. Fortunately, babies are protected throughout pregnancy with amniotic fluid and a strengthened abdominal cavity. Even falling directly on your baby bump is unlikely to cause any harm to your baby. You, however, may still experience some pain and need to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive the compensation you deserve.
It is not uncommon for pregnant women to experience a fall due to their shifting center of gravity, fluctuating weight, and ligaments and muscles swelling to prepare for birth. They are also more likely to suffer additional injuries from the extra weight when they fall. Many women instinctively turn their stomach away from the ground when they slip, leading to back and side injuries.
Recovering from a Fall while Pregnant
In the event of a fall, pregnant women should contact their OB/GYN to arrange an ultrasound to confirm everything is fine with their baby. Women over 35 or in their last trimester should especially have a checkup right away. If you pursue a personal injury settlement with Warshafsky Law’s Milwaukee slip and fall lawyers, the details of your medical appointment will be used to help make your claim.
As in any slip or fall case, you should document the conditions of your fall and contact the owner of the property where the incident took place. Other factors, such as black ice or building negligence, should also be noted as soon as possible.