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What are the treatment options for road rash following a Sarasota motorcycle accident?

 

A: Road rash, or road burn, is a truly horrific injury that occurs following a Florida motorcycle crash. This injury results when the skin of the motorcyclist makes contact with the pavement, gravel, or ground. The injury will be evaluated by a medical professional and treatment will be ordered in accordance with the severity of the injury.
What are the various possibilities for treatment for road rash caused by a Florida bike crash?

  • Assessing the degree of the injury
  • Cleaning the injury to remove clothing, dirt, and road debris
  • Dressing the wound with a bandage if it is not severe
  • Regular inspections of the wound to monitor for infection
  • Skin grafts if the injury is severe
  • Plastic surgery
  • Hospitalization and antibiotics for infection
Due to the risk of infection associated with this injury, it is essential to consult a medical professional for evaluation after the accident. Treatment options can result in significant medical expenses for the injured victim. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, the victim may be entitled to compensation for these costs, in addition to compensation related to other damages, including pain and suffering and lost income. A qualified Sarasota accident lawyer can evaluate the facts relating to the accident and offer an opinion as to the potential for winning a claim for damages following the crash.
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Damian Mallard, Esq.
Board Certified Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney