Road Rash in Motorcycle Accidents
Road rash, or burn injuries suffered by motorcycle riders, can occur when riders are thrown or dragged from their bikes. As their skin contacts the pavement or ground, they can suffer bruises and scrapes, as well as rashes that peel away the skin. Devastating injuries can occur from road rash in motorcycle accidents, including scarring and disfigurement as well as infections. After a crash, Raleigh motorcycle accident attorney Carl Nagle can help riders secure the financial compensation that they deserve from all at-fault parties. At Nagle & Associates, we understand that motorcycle accidents often cause severe and life-changing injuries, and a thorough presentation of medical evidence including proving any need for future medical treatment related to an accident can help victims recover the highest possible personal injury claim settlement. Throughout North Carolina, Carl Nagle assists motorcyclists and their families following a crash, including people in Raleigh, Asheville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.
Victims Should be Generously Compensated for Road Rash in Motorcycle Accidents
Road rash and burn injuries can involve avulsion, scrapes, and compression. Avulsion refers to the separation of skin and possibly the separation of muscle and fat due to the rider’s contact with the ground. Compression includes broken bones, severe bruising, and fractures that take place when the motorcyclists’ limbs are caught between the bikeand the ground. Due to the potential high speeds at which motorcyclists travel, stitches may be required for these open wounds. Also, because road rash often leaves large open wounds, skin-grafting is sometimes necessary to repair severe road rash. Finally, amputation can occur following extreme cases of road rash.
Losing limbs or suffering nerve damage after a road rash motorcycle crash has a tremendous impact on the victim and their family. In some situations, medical professionals may be able to save body parts. However, accident victims who suffer infections from road rash may face a painful recovery period, and in the majority of road rash cases, the injured individual is forced to take time off from work while healing.
Securing medical opinions is critical to recovering compensation for road rash in motorcycle accidents. After proving liability, or legal fault for an accident, victims may recover the costs of their current and future medical treatment. Since road rash injuries can cause such dire physical harm, it is important for accident victims to illustrate the true impact of the crash.
North Carolina law provides legal remedies to motorcycle crash victims, who may receive monetary damages after suffering injuries in a motor vehicle collision. Injured riders may file a claim against the driver who caused the accident and their injuries. Not only can costs arising from medical and hospital bills be recovered by this method, but also injured riders can recover compensation for property damage to their motorcycle.
Typically, motorcycle accident victims pursue a legal claim against the at-fault driver. Insurance companies defend the claim, setting forth any applicable defenses for their insured. For injured victims, a strong presentation of medical evidence motivates the defendant’s insurer to compensate them. In many cases, a private settlement may be achieved without litigation.
In order to recover damages for the full extent of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, medical professionals and vocational experts may be retained to set forth a clear understanding of the physical impact upon the victim. Road rash injuries that lead to catastrophic harm usually require lifelong treatment, and even for milder injuries, there may be a recovery period that prevents the injured individual from returning to work and receiving an income.
Retain a Raleigh Attorney Regarding a Motorcycle Accident Claim
The commitment of motor vehicle collision attorney Carl Nagle is to secure maximum payment for clients who suffer injury due to the careless conduct of others. Our representation is personal, since at Nagle & Associates, we understand that each case is unique. As a fellow motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Nagle appreciates the dynamics of riding all types of motorcycles. Our firm has helped riders living in Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Raleigh, Asheville, Greensboro, Hickory, Charlotte, and other communities in Durham, Catawba, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Wake, and New Hanover Counties. Unlike other law firms, we request a 25% fee from a settlement obtained by a client, which is smaller than the 1/3 or 33.33% share charged by most other law firms. Use our online form or call (800) 411-1583 and tell us about your accident. We provide free consultations by telephone and we stand ready to provide your best plan of legal action.