Scarring And Road Rash

Motorcyclists and cyclists are exposed to many dangers on the roads of Southwest Florida. Even the safest rider becomes virtually defenseless when a collision happens in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, you may find yourself tumbling to the ground.

Impacting the pavement at even moderate speeds generates an enormous amount of friction. The asphalt can tear your skin to shreds. Protective gear can reduce the risk and severity of road rash, but doesn't always prevent it. Road rash is one of the most common — and potentially serious — consequences of motorcycle and bicycle accidents.

The Life-Altering Impact Of Road Rash Injuries

The term "road rash" doesn't adequately convey the seriousness of this condition. The damage can extend far beyond just a rash. It can rip away your skin, exposing you to infection and perhaps even requiring skin grafts.

There are three types of road rash:

  • First-degree road rash, the mildest form, doesn't break the skin. It causes redness and pain, but generally doesn't require extensive treatment.
  • Second-degree road rash penetrates the outer layers of skin, but doesn't reach the tissue below. It can still lead to infection and typically requires treatment.
  • Third-degree road rash is the most severe. It tears through all layers of skin, down to the muscle and fat. Skin grafts are often necessary to replace the damaged tissue.

Even after it heals, road rash can affect you for the rest of your life. It often causes scarring and permanent disfigurement.

Pursuing Your Right To Compensation And Justice

Have you suffered serious road rash or scarring in a bicycle or motorcycle accident? The road to recovery may be long and difficult. You could be facing multiple surgeries, a lengthy hospitalization and risk of complications such as infection. The last thing you need is the added stress of financial worries.

At Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC, in Fort Myers, Florida, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will fight for your right to recover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the accident.

Backed by decades of experience handling bicycle and motorcycle injury cases, we will take advantage of every opportunity to pursue justice on your behalf.

Learn more about how our attorneys can help. Tell us your concerns during a free initial consultation. Call 239-603-6143 or send us an email to get started. We have office in Fort Myers, and we also offer home and hospital visits if needed.