You didn’t break any bones. The doctors assure you that you have not suffered a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or an internal injury. Yet, you are in a lot of pain. You are unable to work or to go about your daily activities. Your doctors tell you that have suffered a road rash as a result of your recent Warren County motorcycle accident, but this is unlike any rash that you have ever known. This is not something that is going to clear up with a topical cream or a visit to the dermatologist. Instead, it is a serious injury that you need to know about and that you need to know how to recover from.
Road Rash Isn’t Really a Rash at All
Road rash occurs when your skin comes into contact with the ground or pavement. As you are thrown from your bike or fall off of your bike, your skin may be scraped and bruised when it hits the ground. There are several different types of specific road rash injuries that you may suffer including:
- Avulsion injuries. In this type of road rash injury, the skin is pulled away from the underlying muscle and fat. Skin graft surgeries may be required as part of your treatment.
- Open wounds. You may have a serious cut that requires stitches or other treatment.
Of course, other types of injuries may also occur. Often, road rash injuries require emergency medical treatment. They may also require hospital stays and surgeries because of the initial injuries or if the wounds later become infected.
Make a Fair Recovery for a Road Rash Injury
If you have suffered a road rash injury in a Warren County motorcycle accident, then it is important to contact an experienced Warren County motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to find out more about your rights and possible recovery. We will fight hard to get you the fair recovery that you deserve for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain and suffering, and other damages. Please contact us today at 540-636-7100 or 888-534-5346 for a free consultation.