Long Beach Road Rash Lawyer
A motorcycle accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Road rash is the most common injury associated with a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle accident. It can affect any area of the body that contacts and scrapes along the road. No matter how severe the wounds, you should always be assessed by a healthcare provider following an accident. The wounds may be superficial, or could require debridement and wound treatment, due to embedded road debris. A medical professional must treat these injuries to avoid the elevated risk of infection which can have ripple effects in your treatment.
A Long Beach road rash attorney may be able to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. If you have been seriously injured, contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569.
Road rash is an extremely painful injury in which friction between the pavement and a rider’s body abrades the skin, exposing deeper tissues, muscle and even bone. There are varying degrees of road rash from surface scrapes and abrasions to deep tissue wounds that result in nerve damage. The highest degree of road rash injuries requires surgical repair and in some serious cases a skin graft is necessary.
If the graft is not successful, the rider may need multiple skin graft procedures. The risk of infection can lead to the amputation of a limb. Road rash is debilitating, and its effects are traumatic for both body and mind. It can be a long road to recovery when a motorcyclist or bicyclist has been subjected to road rash injuries.
Motorcyclists may wear helmets and protective clothing, but they do not have the protection of airbags to stop the propulsion of the body when their bike collides with another vehicle. A wreck will leave them exposed to the mercy of the road. Road rash happens when a body drags or skids across the hard road surface. In summer months, when the pavement is scalding hot, road rash compounds with actual burns leaving a rider’s skin injured by what is known as double burn. The aftermath of road rash can be excruciating, and the medical bills colossal.
When an accident occurs on the road you should seek medical treatment immediately and report the wreck to local law enforcement. If you are in a condition to take photos of the accident and the surrounding conditions, these images can help identify which driver was at fault. If you have been a victim of road rash due to another person’s negligent driving, such as failing to check the blind spot, you may be able to recover monetary damages for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney takes on all the necessary tasks, including gathering and preserving evidence, including the police report, eyewitness accounts, and other evidence that can hold a negligent driver accountable.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has the skill and expertise to develop a well-supported claim and negotiate the terms of a settlement with an insurance company. Adjusters know that when you have been hurt and are unable to work you may feel you have to accept a smaller settlement because acquiring funds quickly allows you to cover the costs of living but could be a big mistake in the long run.
You should not even speak with an adjuster before calling a Long Beach personal injury lawyer. We will not allow them to undercut what our clients are owed, and we are confident in taking a suit to court when necessary. The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is a powerful advocate who can fight to recover all damages. Call our office to speak with an attorney who could protect your rights and get you on the road to recovery, (562) 901-0840 and toll-free (888) 454-5569.