Many people believe that road rash is only a minor injury. If you fall off a bike or skateboard, you wrap your injury in gauze and you heal. However, Milwaukee accident lawyer Michael Hupy says that road rash from a Wisconsin motorcycle crash often qualifies as a severe injury. The high speeds involved in a motorcycle accident can abrade skin and muscle down to the bone. Severe road rash is more like a burn than a scrape. Severe road rash may require weeks or even months of hospitalization as well as surgical treatment. Road rash injury is very susceptible to infection and complications are not uncommon. In most cases, victims are left with permanent scarring or disfigurement.
The damages that a Wisconsin motorcycle accident victim is able to recover will depend on several factors. These include:
- The severity of your injuries.
- The circumstances of the accident.
- Whether you are able to resume your regular work after the injury.
- Any permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability.
A Milwaukee accident lawyer can determine if you have a claim and if you are eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. He can help you deal with the insurance company and make sure that any settlement offer is fair. For more information, request a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims or contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678. The initial consultation is free.