Long Beach Degloving Accident Attorneys
You can sustain many injuries after being involved in a car accident, whether you are the driver or a passenger. While traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, back injuries, and other tragic injuries are common car accident injuries, degloving injuries still affect some accident victims—especially motorcycle riders.
A degloving injury could affect your ability to use your hands and perform other duties. If you have been involved in an accident that caused degloving injuries in Long Beach, our attorneys at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV are ready to help. We will help you file a lawsuit and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (562) 901-0840 to schedule your free consultation.
Also referred to as an avulsion injury, a degloving injury is named so because the skin is peeled away from the hand in a manner similar to removing a glove. Avulsion, a term used in place of degloving, refers to tearing or pulling the skin tissue away. When you have an avulsion injury, the top layers of your skin are pulled off the tissues beneath it. It also removes the skin covering bones and muscles.
According to plastic surgery experts, when a person sustains an avulsion injury, the musculoskeletal unit of their finger will remain intact, but the skin will be lost. Given your skin's crucial role, you will need significant medical treatment to restore it. Such treatment could be costly and require advanced surgery.
As mentioned earlier, there are many causes of degloving injuries. Some of them include the following:
- Motorcycle Accidents – Probably the most common cause of degloving injuries is motorcycle accidents. Bikers tend to think of degloving injuries as a form of severe road rash. When the motorcycle goes at high speed, and the biker falls, they will skid along the pavement at high speeds, sometimes losing skin and muscle on the tarmac.
- Car Accidents - While other injuries like broken bones are more common with car accidents, you can also sustain degloving injuries in car crashes. A severe impact can throw the driver out of the car and onto the road. If you skid across the pavement or on a hard road surface, your skin will get stuck on the surface. This causes severe degloving injuries and deformation.
- Workplace Accidents - Some workplace accidents also result in degloving injuries. People who sustain these injuries are those in the heavy machinery industry. Augers, forklifts, and other power tools can catch your exposed skin and cause degloving injuries. Also, if you work in the manufacturing sector, your limb can get stuck in production equipment, resulting in avulsion injuries.
A degloving injury is a gruesome, tragic, and severe injury a person can suffer. If you have sustained degloving injuries caused by another person's carelessness, you have the right to seek compensation. Our Long Beach personal injury attorneys at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV will help you file a personal injury claim and work on increasing your chances of getting a favorable outcome. Call us at (562) 901-0840 to schedule your free consultation.