Lawmaker Bob Marshall introduced a bill that would set the definition of a person as beginning at conception. “In Virginia, a pregnant woman who gets in a car accident, she may not sue on behalf of wrongful death of her pre-born child and this would remedy that situation,” Marshall explained. The new legislation would give rights to an unborn child. Mississippi voters rejected the same bill just two weeks ago. According to news reports, Marshall believes the bill will pass due to the revisions he’s made. He’s filed similar bills throughout the past five years.
As an auto accident lawyer in Columbia, I look forward to hearing more about the future of this bill. I hope nobody is hurt in a collision. If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and help protect your rights, along with answer any important legal questions you may have regarding your claim. A personal injury lawyer can help guide you through your case by assisting you with the legal processes associated with your case in order to reach the best possible outcome for your claim.