Norfolk Injury Lawyer Releases New Video Explaining the Rights of Pregnant Women and Unborn Children in Car Crashes
If you are a pregnant woman being involved in a car crash can be a terrifying ordeal. Not only are you concerned about your own injuries but you will be worried that the unborn child will be hurt.
Fortunately, the fetus is fine in most cases I see, but there are tragic instances in which an unborn child is hurt or even killed.
In a new video I explain the risks to pregnant women from auto crashes and how a new law in Virginia now confers a right to sue on behalf of the unborn child as well as his or her mother.
Previously in Virginia only the mother had a claim and the unborn child was not recognized as a separate legal entity for purposes of a wrongful death suit. This changed effective 2012. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car wreck while pregnant you should definitely call an experienced personal injury attorney to find out what your rights are and make sure that the family is protected.
If you are involved in a car accident in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News or elsewhere while pregnant, and it’s the fault of another driver, you should contact an experienced Virginia car accident attorney for a free consultation.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury, our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.