Road Rash & Burn Injury
Motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity that unfortunately can result in serious injuries, even death. Even though motorcyclists have the same rights to the road as other drivers, many motorists fail to abide by traffic laws or pay attention to bikers on the roadway, a result that can cause tragic Florida motorcycle accidents.
One of the most common injuries that bikers suffer in a motorcycle collision is road rash, also known as road burn. Road rash occurs when a motorcyclist is thrown from the bike and skids across the pavement, generating friction between the biker’s body and the road surface. Despite wearing appropriate protective clothing, burns and road rash can still happen. Road rash can be minor, such as scrapes on your elbows and knees, or be so serious that burns cover your entire body, revealing the muscles and even bones under the skin. When you are in a collision and slide along the pavement, you may be left with serious abrasions that are imbedded with pieces of gravel, asphalt and glass. The more severe the road rash, the more likely you are to suffer permanent disfigurement and scarring.
No matter how severe your road rash or burns are, any injury sustained after a motorcycle wreck must be evaluated by a medical professional. Minor injuries must be properly cleaned and examined to avoid infection, and more severe injuries may need to be stitched or could require plastic surgery or skin grafts. The costs of medical care to treat burns and road rash can add up quickly, so it is important to contact a Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton to determine your legal options for recovering financial compensation.
Once retained, our attorneys can put you into contact with medical professionals who can treat you while your case is pending, even if you don’t have health insurance. While burns and road rash are not life threatening, if not treated properly, these injuries can lead to a lifetime of medical complications. At Whittel & Melton, our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys understands just how painful these injuries can be. If your accident was caused by a reckless or negligent driver, you may be eligible to seek monetary damages for your injuries. To learn more about your rights, contact us today online or call us statewide and toll-free at (866) 608-5529.
We represent motorcycle accident victims across the State of Florida, and are available to serve clients in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Inverness, Ocala and Gainesville.