Road rash is a very common injury for which motorcycle accident victims need treatment. Bikers who do not dress appropriately with personal protection are more likely to need treatment for road rash. Motorcycle accident victims may require skin grafting for severe road rash.
Suppose you require treatment for road rash and other damages after being hurt in a motorcycle accident. In that case, our Queens injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Please call our office today to schedule your free consultation to get started.
FAQs About Skin Grafting
Our Queens injury lawyers answer the most frequently asked questions about skin grafting below. We encourage you to contact our office if you have any further questions regarding getting fair compensation for your injuries after a motorcycle accident.
What is Road Rash?
Road rash is a friction wound that is common in motorcycle accidents. Even when someone wears protective clothing, it can still happen. However, the severe cases usually belong to motorcyclists whose gear falls off in the crash or those who were not wearing it, to begin with.
Sometimes a doctor can treat road rash with first aid if it is minor, but when all layers of the skin are affected, the victim will likely need skin grafting.
Will I Need a Skin Graft?
As mentioned above, if your road rash is bad enough that all layers of the skin are affected, you will likely need skin grafting.
You will meet with a doctor to plan the surgery if you need this treatment. They may take you off blood thinners or encourage you to quit smoking before they operate on you, as this gives you the best chance at a smooth procedure and recovery.
Your doctor will also determine where you will get the skin graft from.
Where Does the Skin Graft Come From?
There are three possible options for sourcing your skin graft. You may have skin taken from a well-hidden spot on your body, such as your groin, stomach, or inner thigh. If your own skin is not an option, your doctor may source a graft from a cadaver or an animal. These are typically temporary options until you have enough of your own healthy skin to replace it.
What is Recovery Like?
After you undergo a skin grafting procedure, you will need to keep your wounds dressed and protected for several weeks. You may be given a prescription to manage the pain or instructed to use over-the-counter pain relievers.
Your doctor will ask you back for a follow-up appointment to see how you are healing. If you have any signs of infection or complications with the skin graft, you should schedule a follow-up as soon as possible.
How We Can Help You Get Fair Compensation
You deserve full compensation if you were involved in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else. Skin grafting can be painful, unsightly, and expensive, and our firm is dedicated to getting you justice for your damages.
We begin accident cases by determining who the liable party is. The liable party is the driver(s) responsible for your accident. Once we prove that they are the liable party, we can bring the claim against them.
We prove your damages with extensive evidence and often expert witness testimony. Then we go against the insurance company to negotiate full and fair compensation.
Meet Our Queens Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
You deserve justice for the damages related to your motorcycle accident. If you require skin grafting, especially in highly visible places, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office right away to schedule your free consultation. Our Queens injury lawyers are passionate about helping injured victims get justice for their damages.