Road Rash Injuries
New Hampshire & Maine Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
With limited protection and safety equipment, motorcycle riders are extremely
vulnerable to suffering injuries,
catastrophic injuries and fatalities during accidents. One of the most common physical injuries
that occur during
motorcycle accidents is known as road rash. This term is used to describe the soft tissue damage
and skin abrasion that happens when riders hit or scrape their bodies
against pavement, gravel or ground. Depending on a variety of factors
involved in an accident, particularly speed and the amount of protection
worn, road rash can range in severity from minor skin abrasions to extensive
tissue, muscle and bone damage that require serious medical attention.
Road rash primarily affects a rider's limbs, face, hands and back.
There are also two types of categories medical professionals use to classify
road rash injuries:
Scrapes that strip away layers of skin and leave fat, muscle, or bone
partially exposed are referred to as avulsion injuries. These injuries
frequently require emergency medical attention and complicated procedures
such as skin grafts.
Road rash compression injuries involve scrapes in which force is applied,
as is the case when riders are caught between their motorcycles and the
pavement. Compression injuries are often very serious and can result in
severe tissue damage, bone fractures, and loss of limbs.
Experience in Your Corner
No matter the extent of your road rash injury, you should never have to
bear the financial burden of paying for medical treatment when another
driver is responsible for causing an accident. A
personal injury claim can allow you and your family to recover damages for medical bills
and any lost wages that resulted from your inability to work. In addition,
you may also be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering and subsequent
As the claim process is rife with intricate legal work, technical areas
of law and prone to many difficulties, it is always a wise decision early
on to consult experienced legal representation. Our firm offers free case
evaluations during which you can learn more about our legal team, your
personal injury claim and how our New Hampshire lawyers can be of assistance.
Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., today.