Atlanta Road Rash Attorneys
Road rash is a type of skin abrasion – an area where the skin has been scraped off the body. It is a common, painful injury in motorcycle and bicycle accidents when the rider is thrown from the bike and slides along the ground or pavement. These types of injuries can result in a great deal of pain and require expensive reconstructive surgery.
If you or someone you love suffered road rash in an accident that was not your fault, contact Grant Law Office today. Our husband-and-wife team can dig into the details of your case, determine who is responsible for your injuries, and advocate for full compensation on your behalf. We offer every potential client a free consultation, so there is no cost to call us at (404) 995-3955.
Road rash injuries occur when the skin is scraped away against an object or surface, such as the pavement. They happen more frequently in warmer weather when people are outdoors and wearing less protective clothing. They are one of the most common injuries for motorcyclists and bicyclists. While leather jackets and padded clothing can provide some protection, high-speed collisions can tear through clothing and severely injure bikers.
Road rash is classified in degrees, which include:
- First-degree: This is the least severe type of road rash, generally resembling a bad sunburn. Although the surface of the skin is red and irritated, the skin has not been broken.
- Second-degree: The skin is broken and bleeding. The damage extends through the first two layers of skin but does not affect the underlying tissue.
- Third-degree: All the skin layers are removed, exposing underlying layers of tissue and fat, often with muscle or nerve damage. Prompt medical attention is required to help prevent infection and promote healing. Some cases of severe, third-degree road rash may require skin grafts.
After any motorcycle or bicycle accident, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Second-degree road rash can result in infections, while third-degree can lead to heavy blood loss. It is also possible for pieces of glass, gravel, or dirt to get into the wound, and they must be carefully removed by a doctor. A trained medical professional can review your injuries and determine the best course of action.
Severe road rash can lead to several complications, ranging from heavy scarring to nerve damage to deadly infections. Doctors may be able to clean the wound, apply stitches and bandages, and prescribe medication for an infection or pain. However, many injuries require reconstructive surgery such as skin grafts to replace the damaged skin. If the damage extends to a nerve, it can result in chronic pain or paralysis for the victim.
The costs of treating road rash can range drastically, which is why it is important to speak with a lawyer following an accident. Negligent drivers frequently disregard the rules of the road and put motorcyclists in danger. If someone else caused your injuries, you should not have to pay for your treatment alone.
When filing a motorcycle accident claim, it is important to review all of the damages you have suffered to maximize the value of your claim. The bulk of your claim may include your medical bills, including your emergency room bill, reconstructive surgery, physical therapy, and medication, but if your injuries affected your ability to work or resulted in chronic pain, then these costs should also be accounted for.
Here at Grant Law Office, we can advocate for your:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential if you had to change your career
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Our husband-and-wife team at Grant Law Office is dedicated to fighting for injured motorcyclists throughout Atlanta. We have seen how these accidents impact bikers throughout our city and understand the full costs. We are dedicated and experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys who will relentlessly pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call Grant Law Office at (404) 995-3955 to schedule a free consultation with no time limit.
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