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Road Burn Injuries

Road burns, also known as road rash, are painful scrapes and bruises that occur when a biker is thrown or dragged by a motorcycle. Depending on the force of the fall and the amount of ground that is covered, road burns can range from small scabs to very severe injuries requiring skin grafting.

It is common for avid motorcyclists to wear sturdy clothing to protect their bodies from road burn in the case of a fall, but this cannot always offer adequate protection from serious accidents. If you or someone you love has suffered from severe injuries after a crash caused by a negligent car driver, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Types of Road Burn Injuries

Most road burns can be divided into one of two basic categories. These categories are:

  • Avulsion injuries: These are scrapes that strip away all the layers of skin. Muscle and fat may be visible after this type of road burn injury; this type of wound is known as a full thickness wound.
  • Compression injuries: These are bruising or crushing injuries which typically occur after a limb becomes caught between the bike and the road.

Road burns can be incredibly painful and defacing injuries. If you or a member of your family has suffered road burns due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the suffering you have experienced.

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If you or someone you love has suffered from severe road burn after an accident caused by a negligent car driver, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for more information.

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