Many people have experienced road rash from falling off of a bicycle or taking a fall while running, but nothing compares to road rash from a motorcycle accident. In the event of a motorcycle accident, road rash victims face extreme pain and run the risk of infection, long-term scarring, along with many other repercussions. Road rash injuries can be extremely serious and can be costly to treat when it comes to medical help. If you have been in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
At Daneshgar Law, our team has extensive experience providing excellent legal representation and guidance for motorcycle accident victims and are here to help pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses. Contact our team for a free consultation and speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles. To learn more about road rash, continue reading.
Road rash can range from minor to severe and is categorized similarly to a burn injury. For example, a first-degree road rash injury is the least serious, and is a little worse than a bad scrape. A second-degree road rash injury is significantly more serious, as it affects the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and can be much more painful, requiring medical treatment. Lastly, third-degree road rash injuries are the most serious of all, as this means that the second layer of skin (dermis) has been affected, which can expose the tissue, fat, and even bone. Third-degree burns require immediate and extensive medical treatment.
The severity of road rash is ultimately determined by how fast the motorcyclist was traveling when he or she hit the pavement. For instance, if a motorcyclist is traveling 15 miles per hour, the road rash injury can certainly be painful and serious. On the other hand, if a motorcyclist is traveling 60 miles per hour and hits the pavement, the road rash injury can result in catastrophic injuries.
While speed is certainly a factor that can affect the severity of road rash injury, it is not the only factor. Weather conditions, the type of surface you land on, as well as how far you slide on the surface are all factors as well. If a motorcyclist is not wearing the proper protective gear during an accident, this can certainly play a factor in the severity of road rash as well.
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another? If so, it is important to speak with a trusted motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles to learn your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. Contact our team for a free consultation today!
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