Orange County Degloving Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents are rarely ever minor on the roads of Orange County, with many bikers suffering catastrophic injuries that follow them for the rest of their lives. One of the most devasting injuries is a degloving, which occurs when exposed skin is pulled away from the rider’s muscle and bones. Not only are these injuries painful, but they can also lead to serious scarring, disfigurements, and loss of mobility.
If you suffered a degloving injury in a motorcycle accident due to a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation. At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our legal team understands the harsh consequences of motorcycle accidents and will fight to get you compensation for your injuries. With more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of millions of dollars in successful case results under our belts, we can provide the aggressive and compassionate representation you need right now. Call today at (949) 752-7474 to get a free case evaluation with an Orange County degloving attorney.
Deglovings (called “avulsions” in the medical world) can occur on any part of the body, including limbs, the face, and torso, but for motorcyclists, the majority occur on the hands. When a rider is forced to lay down his bike or is thrown against the pavement, the force of the collision can pull the layers of skin and underlying tissue away from his hand. While surgeons will work to minimize the long-term damage, the victim is still at risk for:
Deglovings are common in motorcycle and moped accidents, but they can occur whenever a large vehicle strikes someone who is exposed, such as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Human error is the primary cause for these collisions and any subsequent injuries; however, these is no excuse for causing such horrific trauma to another person, and negligence should be punished.
If a driver committed one of the following actions and caused a crash, he could be held liable for a biker’s degloving injury:
- Driving while distracted, such as talking on the phone, texting, looking at social media, grooming, eating, or drinking
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Driving over the speed limit
- Running a red light or stop sign at an intersection
- Aggressive driving, such as tailgating or swerving between lanes
Deglovings come with a high price tag. Injured bikers require immediate medical attention at an emergency room to deal with the risk of blood loss. Once doctors have ensured that the biker’s life is not in danger, they must repair the damage to the musculoskeletal system of the affected area. For example, if a motorcycle rider has a degloved hand, then surgeons will take steps to reattach the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and skin. This can include using reconstructive techniques such as skin flaps, skin grafts, revascularization, and sclerotherapy.
After this repair, the biker may need long-term treatment to regain control of his limb. If he suffered nerve damage, doctors may prescribe medication and physical therapy to mitigate the symptoms and prevent mobility issues. Unfortunately, the biker may still feel chronic pain and have partial paralysis due to the degloving, adding further hardships to his future.
If a negligent driver caused you to crash, you should not be the one paying for these damages. That driver’s insurance company should provide full compensation for your injuries, including any long-term care, lost wages, physical pain, and the emotional trauma of the accident. Unfortunately, most insurance companies are only focused on their bottom line, which means they will try as hard as possible to devalue your claim.
To get the most out of a civil claim and get your life back on track, you need to work with a dedicated personal injury team who will account for every cent you lost due to the accident.
If you suffered an avulsion injury because of a negligent driver, you deserve full compensation for the trauma you have gone through. Negligent drivers should always be held accountable for their actions. At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our Orange County personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of experience fighting for injured motorcyclists and are not afraid to stand up to big insurance companies.
We can sit down with you in a free consultation, learn how your injuries have affected your life, and go to work getting you compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company. We have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for past clients. We can provide the same compassionate representation in your case.
Call Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie today at (949) 752-7474 to get a free case evaluation.
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