St Louis Motorcycle Road Rash Attorney
Road Rash and Broken Bones After a Motorcycle Accident
In a recent one year period, 96,000 motorcyclists were injured in motor vehicle accidents—according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These injuries can range from severe head and spinal cord injuries to less severe road burns and broken bones. Even though road rash (otherwise known as road burns) and broken bones are not life threatening, they can lead to a lifetime of complications if not treated properly. St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Page Law understand how painful and severe road rash and broken bones can really be.
What is Road Rash?
Whenever your motorcycle is overturned, you risk getting road rash. Road rash or road burn injuries are painful burns, bruises and abrasions that occur when motorcyclists are thrown from their bikes. Sliding along the pavement can create serious skin burns and abrasions that are imbedded with pieces of glass, asphalt and gravel. The more serious the injury, the more serious the consequences and severe road rash can lead to permanent disfigurement and scarring. After a serious road rash injury, you may even find yourself requiring plastic surgery or skin grafts. If left untreated, road rash injuries can result in a serious, even life threatening, infection.
Broken Bones after a Motorcycle accident
Due to the lack of protection a motorcycle offers, motorcyclists are at an increased risk for bone fractures during a motorcycle accident. A broken bone can be a serious injury that can have severe long term consequences if left untreated or not treated properly. In general there are two types of broken bones:
- Clean fractures: The bone is broken cleanly and can generally be healed by setting the bone in a cast.
- Shattered bones: The bone is shattered into many pieces and can not be set easily. Treatment for this type of injury usually involves using screws, plates and traction. Shattered bones are the most complex type of broken bones and occur most frequently in severe motorcycle accidents.
Page Law is dedicated to helping motorcyclists and their families after a crash. We understand how painful road rash and broken bones can really be. Our team of experienced Missouri motorcycle accident attorneys is on your side to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us immediately for a free consultation. You will never pay any fees unless we recover money for you.
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