Lacerations and Abrasions in Motorcycle Accident
Because motorcycles do not have any way to protect a rider from the elements or the road itself, motorcycle accidents can be potentially dangerous and severe. And while these accidents can cause severe and even fatal injuries, some of the most common injuries are often overlooked. Two of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents are lacerations and abrasions. These injuries can affect the skin and other soft tissues and are a likely consequence of almost every kind of motorcycle accident.
In the event of an accident, the rider will typically skid across the pavement. In some cases, this may occur over considerable distance, increasing the likelihood and severity of any lacerations or abrasions sustained. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s actions, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.
Severity of Lacerations and Abrasions
Some people write off lacerations or abrasions as simply cuts and scrapes, but they can actually be much more severe than this would suggest, as they may lead to further complications. The following are representative the hazards:
- Lacerations are much more severe because they are jagged and often require stitches as opposed to cuts which are cleaner and more likely to heal naturally.
- An abrasion is damage to the epidermal layer of skin and is much less severe than lacerations
Both lacerations and abrasions can lead to blood loss and infection if not properly cleaned and bandaged. Excessive blood loss may require hospitalization and infections, if not promptly and thoroughly resolved, may prove to be fatal or might necessitate amputation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.