A common and very painful injury suffered by motorcycle accident victims is road rash. Road rash can range from minor abrasions to deep wounds that burn through multiple layers of the skin. In serious cases, infection is a risk and surgery may be required. These types of injuries can leave permanent scarring and disfigurement.
If you or a family member has suffered road rash injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, seek out experienced personal injury representation at Berger and Green. From our office in Pittsburgh, we have been providing quality and effective personal injury representation to accident victims throughout Pennsylvania for decades. To discuss your particular motorcycle accident involving road rash or other type of serious injury, please contact us online or by phone, (412) 661-1400. We offer a free case evaluation.
Road Rash and Motorcycle Accidents
Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to seeking full and fair compensation for your road rash injuries. Road rash injury victims may be left with severe scarring that requires reconstructive surgery and skin grafts. At Berger and Green, we will work diligently to seek compensation for your medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering so that you may focus on your recovery.
Road rash is similar to a burn injury; both types of injuries result in damage to multiple layers of skin and require medical treatment. Road rash can occur on any part of the body that comes into contact with the road during a motorcycle accident. The most common parts of the body affected by road rash are the arms and legs. Road rash can be extremely painful and cause blood loss and permanent nerve damage.
The deeper the road rash, the more serious the injury is considered to be. Generally, there are three degrees of road rash:
- First-degree road rash: Equivalent to a sunburn or minor scrape these injuries do not usually require medical attention. It is important to keep the area clean and bandaged to avoid infection.
- Second-degree road rash: Anytime the outer layer of the skin breaks, tears or is scraped off, this is considered a second-degree road rash. Second-degree road rash may require additional medical attention
- Third-degree road rash: This is the most severe type of road rash. Third-degree road rash occurs when the scrape is so severe that the fat tissue of the skin or bone is exposed. This is a very serious injury and requires immediate medical attention. Scarring, infection and permanent nerve damage can occur. Surgery and skin grafts may be necessary following a third-degree road rash injury.
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