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Death of Unborn Baby in Accident in New York | New York State Law on Wrongful Death of Fetus in An Accident

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Car accidents are known for being fatal to drivers and passengers but what happens when one of the people involved in the car accident is pregnant?  Being involved in a car accident while pregnant, no matter what stage in your pregnancy you are in, can put the unborn child at risk for severe injuries and death. 

During a car accident the impact of the car accident can cause separation of the placenta from the uterus which can result in a lack of supply of oxygen to the fetus which in some cases ultimately results in the death of the unborn baby. 

In situations where the motor vehicle accident is due to the negligence of the other party and not because of your own negligence the negligent person is usually held liable for the wrongful death of your unborn baby.  New York state law states that the death of a fetus due to negligence of someone during an accident is something that entitles the mother of the unborn child to compensation and allows the grieving parents to collect compensation from the negligent party for pain and suffering.  In order to collect any compensation for the wrongful death of a unborn child you must first start a lawsuit against the negligent party.  Starting a lawsuit against the negligent party mean that you will be suing the person(s) who is responsible for the death of the baby.  A New York state wrongful death lawyer or child injury attorney will be able to assist you in filing a lawsuit and making sure tat you receive the most money possible for the death of the unborn child. 

If your unborn child died because of another driver's negligence you are more than likely grieving tremendously right now.  Starting a lawsuit against the negligent party that is responsible for the death of your unborn child will allow you to be compensated by the negligent party for the grief they have caused to you and your family.  While we know that no amount of money can bring back your child or reverse the pain you are feeling right now it does help when knowing that justice has been done when it comes to the negligent party. 

If you would like to speak with a Staten Island New York Wrongful Death Attorney call 800-310-5520 or fill out our contact form and Frank J. Dito will discuss the wrongful death of your child with you and will let you know based on the circumstances about how much your case is worth.  After your initial phone call if you decide that you would like to sit down in person with Frank J. Dito we will be happy to see you for a free consultation so that we can evaluate your case and start a lawsuit.  We never ask for any payment until we have settled your case.