Road rash is a serious skin abrasion most frequently suffered in motorcycle or bicycle accidents. Severe pain, scarring and infection are common consequences of Colorado road rash injuries.
The Denver injury attorneys at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. have built a reputation for aggressive representation of victims seriously injured in Denver motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents.
Colorado Road Rash Injuries
* First degree: Skin redness/home remedy treatment.
* Second degree: Breaking of outer skin/can heal with little scarring.
* Third degree: Skin stripped away/skin grafts may be required.
* Infection: Thorough cleaning of the wound area is critical to avoid infection and can be quite painful.
* Tattooing: Scarring left by road debris not cleaned from the wound.
More than 50,000 people are injured each year in a motorcycle accident and approximately 2,000 are killed. Motorcyclists are at 16 times greater risk for a serious or fatal accident. Eighty-eight riders were killed in Colorado motorcycle accidents in 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Bicyclists are also at high risk of serious or fatal injury. A total of 716 riders were killed and more than 52,000 injured in 2008. Colorado bicycle accidents killed 12 riders that year.
Road rash is a common term and unfortunately it is sometimes not treated as a serious injury. The Denver injury lawyers at Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. understand that no one who suffers a serious road rash injury has any doubt about the seriousness of their injury. Severe pain, the deadly threat of infection, and unsightly scarring are frequently the result of a road rash injury.
Motorcyclists and bicyclists are often injured by inattentive motorists. As many as half of all accidents are caused by a vehicle that turns into the path of a bicycle or motorcycle. When a rider is seriously injured or killed, a Colorado personal injury or wrongful death attorney should be contacted to help fight for their rights and the compensation necessary to provide for their proper medical care and the financial well-being of their families.
If you have suffered a road rash injury as a result of a Denver motorcycle accident or bicycle accident, contact Lonn Heymann Law Firm, P.C. today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
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