Although being pregnant is certainly enjoyable for many, it is also a time that is filled with worry and concern. Pregnant women have a huge list of do’s and don’ts, including what they can eat, activities in which they can participate, and so on. Now, a recent study out of Canada suggests that mothers-to-be have even more to be worried about: Ormond Beach car crashes.
According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a pregnant woman’s chances of getting into an accident rise about 42 percent when in the second trimester. This makes her chances of crashing about the same as someone with sleep apnea.
A Look at the Numbers Throughout Pregnancy
The study followed women drivers throughout their pregnancies and right after, and found that the risk was different for each trimester. During the first trimester, the accident rate was about the same as it was before the women became pregnant. The rates skyrocket during the second trimester, but go back down in the third trimester.
Preventing a Crash
Fluctuating hormones that cause fatigue, nausea, irritability, and stress could be one of the reasons for the increased rate. Reduce your chance of getting into a crash by practicing safe driving procedures, such as going the speed limit and minimizing your distractions.
Pregnant women who are the victims of Ormond Beach car crashes could face serious injuries that affect both them and their unborn children. The lawyers of Johnson and Gilbert want to help you during this time to get you the justice you deserve.
Connect with us today to speak with one of our experienced and compassionate lawyers about your situation. We may be able to help.
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