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Las Vegas Road Rash Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys


Motorcycle riders are familiar with some of the dangers associated with riding. One of the most common dangers involves “road rash.” When a motorcyclist is thrown from his or her cycle, he or she can slide for a considerable distance across the roadway before he or she finally comes to rest. A motorcyclist who slides across the rough asphalt of a highway or street can suffer cuts, abrasions, and lacerations to any part of his or her body that scrapes along the roadway. The term “road rash” is a catch-all term used to describe the injuries motorcyclists receive after sliding across the road. If you’ve recently experienced this, now is the time to contact an experienced attorney: 702-252-0055

Degrees of “Road Rash”

There are three“degrees” of road rash. The various degrees are used to describe the severity of the injuries suffered by the motorcyclist. There is no scientific method by which motorcyclists are diagnosed with one degree of road rash or the other; rather, medical personnel will make a determination based upon the injuries observed. The three degrees of road rash are:

  • First degree road rash: Reddened skin, similar to a “rug burn,” characterizes first degree rug burn. The injuries here are mostly to the surface or near the surface of the skin, but there is no break in the skin. Although first degree road rash can be painful, it is rarely life-threatening and will typically heal on its own. First degree road rash is characteristic of low-speed motorcycle crashes and collisions wherein the motorcyclist does not have a great amount of forward momentum.


  • Second degree road rash: Second degree road rash exists where the skin breaks. There may be some minor bleeding, but most layers of the skin remain intact. These injuries can also be painful and, in some cases, can result in minor scarring. However, second degree road rash can usually be treated with first aid and over-the-counter treatments.


  • Third degree road rash: Third degree road rash is characterized by severe cuts and abrasions that damage many layers of skin. Because of the extent of damage to the skin, the motorcyclist may be prone to infection if the wounds are not properly treated. This degree of road rash usually requires professional medical treatment and can require several weeks of recovery.


What To Do After Suffering “Road Rash”

If you have suffered road rash after a Las Vegas motorcycle accident caused by another’s carelessness, it is important that you seek medical attention – especially for third degree injuries. When it is possible, take photographs of your injuries to document their severity. Then contact the Las Vegas road rash lawyers at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC. Your severe road rash injuries can result in significant medical bills and expenses; however, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you can receive compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered road rash or other injuries following a motorcycle accident, contact the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC today at 702-252-0055 for a free consultation.

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