What is Road Rash?
If you are an avid motorcyclist or bicyclist, you have most likely heard of road rash. Road rash happens to be one of the most common injuries when it comes to riding motorcycles and bicycles; however, it can also happen to occupants that are ejected from a vehicle in an accident or even those ejected from an e-scooter. Generally, road rash is considered to be a minor injury but in severe cases, it can lead to extremely serious repercussions, such as infections if not treated properly.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, whether it is a motorcycle, bicycle, e-scooter, or other type of auto accident, and sustained a road rash injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Fiore Legal, we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and are dedicated to getting you the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our team for a free consultation with a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer in Los Angeles.
Road Rash Explained
Road rash, medically known as a skin abrasion, is the result of scraping the skin across a rugged surface, such as pavement. Road rash can happen to any exposed part of the body, such as the face, hands, shoulders, knees, shins, ankles, and other areas. There are different forms of road rash, ranging in severity, such as:
- Avulsion: An avulsion occurs when the top layers of the skin are scraped away and can include fatty tissues, as well as the muscle or bone that is below the skin
- Open wound: An open wound occurs when the skin tissue becomes torn and may require stitches
- Compression: Compression road rash occurs when a part of the body is trapped in between two objects. For example, a motorcycle rider’s leg becomes trapped between the bike and the roadway in the event of an accident.
Similar to burn injuries, road rash is also categorized by degrees. First-degree road rash occurs when the outer layer of the skin is scraped and is generally characterized by a red and tender injury. When a first-degree road rash occurs, it generally does not require medical treatment and does not result in permanent scarring. Second-degree road rash affects the lower layers of the skin and can typically be treated with at-home treatments and has a lower risk of complications. Lastly, third-degree road rash is the most severe among the three, and occurs when the skin, fatty tissues, muscle, and bone beneath the skin are affected.
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Have you been in an accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Fiore Legal, we have extensive experience successfully representing accident victims. If you are in need of a trusted, experienced, and skilled motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles, contact us for a free consultation today!