Lack of exterior protection makes motorcyclists particularly vulnerable to injury in the event of a crash. Road rash, one of the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents, occurs when a rider is thrown from their bike and layers of skin, fat, muscle, and other tissues are sheered away as their body skids across the pavement or asphalt.
Not All Road Rash Injuries Are the Same
Types of road rash injuries include avulsions, where layers of skin are scraped away, potentially to the bone; open wounds; and compression injuries, which occur when a part of the body is caught between the motorcycle and the road during an accident. Depending on the type and severity, road rash injuries may require debridement, stitches, skin grafts, and other reconstructive surgeries, and can result in dangerous infections, intense pain, permanent nerve damage, extensive scarring, disfigurement, and disability.
If you sustained serious road rash injuries in a motorcycle crash caused by another person or entity's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Potential damages include past, current, and future accident-related medical expenses, wages lost while recovering from your injuries, loss of earning capacity if your injuries will prevent you from returning to work, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, reduced quality of life, and other economic and non-economic losses.
Consult an Experienced California Personal Injury Attorney About Your Motorcycle Crash Case
After a motorcycle accident, the knowledgeable attorneys with the Inland Empire Law Group can help you understand your legal rights and explore your options for compensation. We can also help you overcome bias against motorcyclists, negotiate a fair settlement, or take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
Do you have questions about a California motorcycle accident, or are seeking compensation for road rash injuries and other losses? Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your motorcycle accident case with a skilled member of our legal team. Don't wait—you only have a limited time to file a motorcycle crash insurance claim or lawsuit.