If you are in an accident in which your skin contacts the road surface, you might suffer from road rash. Road rash is a painful skin injury that is usually caused by motorcycle or cycling crashes. It can result from being ejected from a car or truck as well. There are other kinds of accidents that might lead to road rash as well.
It can lead to heavy bleeding and pain, which also result in scar tissue. If someone else caused a crash that led to you suffering road rash, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the liable party.
Road Rash Could Have Lasting Effects
Road rash is painful. While there are many kinds of medications and used for road rash injuries, there is often permanent scarring and disfigurement after the injury heals. Road rash can take a while to heal, you so you will have ongoing medical expenses and the loss of income while you are recovering from the injuries sustained in the accident. You will have pain and suffering, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and other losses.
You will need to maintain proper documentation to support your claim. As an example, medical bills and records, proof of missed work and lost wages that were lost, eyewitness statements, photos of the injuries, photos of the accident scene, photos of any damages, prescription receipts, and receipts for medical equipment and devices can support your personal injury claim. A crash that results in road rash could cause thousands of dollars in losses.
Determining the Other Driver’s Liability for the Crash That Caused Road Rash
Liability plays an important role in determining who is responsible for the damages sustained in a car accident. If you can show the other party is at-fault for the crash, you can hold them liable for all your damages.
If you can prove that the other driver acted negligently, you can have a successful personal injury claim. Be sure to pursue your claim in a timely manner because each state has its own statute of limitations for pursuing personal injury claims after an accident.
Witness statements, accident scene photos, and the accident report can help prove fault or liability. If all four elements of negligence are met, then you have a successful claim. You have shown the other driver was responsible and that they are liable for your losses. That way, their insurance must pay you for your losses.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so they are not paid until the client gets compensated. You have no upfront costs or losses, so if you have suffered road rash in a crash caused by someone’s negligence, you should consult with a personal injury attorney.
A lawyer will investigate your crash, gather up evidence and documentation, and then ensure you are treated fairly. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to get your spinal cord injury claim on the right track.