Milwaukee Road Rash Injury Lawyer
A motorcycle or bicycle accident and lead to severe injuries. Road rash injuries are among of the most common and painful that cyclists can endure. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle or motorized bicycle accident and suffered serious road rash injuries, we can help.
Mingo & Yankala, S.C. has been representing victims of serious injuries in Wisconsin for over 35 years. Our Milwaukee road rash injury attorney can help you fully understand the extent of your injuries, connect you with medical experts and fight for compensation on your behalf. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
What is Road Rash?
Road rash is a combination of friction burn and abrasion that is usually associated with motorcycle accidents. However, it can occur in car accidents when an occupant is ejected from the vehicle. Road rash injuries occur when motorcyclists or other motorists make prolonged contact with the road or other ground and are often extremely severe. The resulting injuries can be full skin thickness burns, deep abrasions, bone fractures, and even muscle and blood vessel ruptures. As with other burn injuries, road rash severity is categorized by degrees.
- First-degree road rash affects only the outer layer of skin and presents itself as a tender, red area similar to a sunburn.
- Second-degree road rash occurs when the skin is broken, but still typically only affects the top layers of skin. While these injuries may be extremely painful and cause bleeding, they are usually present a low risk of complications.
- Third-degree road rash is the most severe. These injuries involve full skin thickness burns that expose and damage the muscle and bone beneath.
In nearly all serious road rash cases, medical intervention – including debridement and surgery – is required. Third-degree road rash is prone to infection. Depending on the size, location, and severity of the wound the infection risk may be much greater. In most severe road rash cases, victims are left with significant scarring and sometimes disfigurement and disability.
How to Obtain Maximum Compensation for Your Road Rash Injuries
Injuries such as severe road rash almost always result in substantial medical costs to treat. Skin grafts, blood transfusions and other medical treatments are extremely expensive and lengthy. Additionally, these injuries are painful and leave lasting damage.
As a result, maximizing compensation through a personal injury claim is extremely important. Your attorney must fully understand the extent of your injuries, the level of medical care you may need in the future, and how much the injury has affected your life and will continue to do so in the future. All of these expenses and losses are compensable in Wisconsin and are referred to as damages.
Contact a Road Rash Lawyer in Milwaukee for Help
Road rash injuries in Milwaukee can be severe and leave victims with permanent scarring or disfigurement. If you have been critically injured in an accident that caused road rash injuries, you deserve justice.
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C. , we can help. We understand the issues involved in motorcycle and bicycle accident cases. We can begin working right away, building a strong case and advocating on your behalf. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys when you call our office at 414-273-7400. Or complete our quick contact form, and we will contact you to find out more about your Milwaukee road rash injuries.