Road rash is usually considered a minor injury, but without the right medical interventions, this surface wound can lead to complications down the line. Therefore, it’s important to seek immediate treatment and to document every aspect of your injury to ensure you have the evidence necessary to pursue fair compensation for your damages. In this article, we will look at what do if you get motorcycle road rash in an accident.
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Let’s take a look at what steps to take after sustaining road rash in an accident:
1. Move to Safety
An accident can be a disorientating experience but it’s important to take steps to prevent further injury. While road rash is painful, these wounds will not inhibit your mobility. Try moving to safe spot on the shoulder of the road or pavement before assessing your injuries.
2. Assess the Injury
When you are flung from your bike, you will can slide on the rough tarmac before coming to a stop. This friction will graze the outer layers of your skin, exposing the more vulnerable and sensitive tissues underneath. Stones and other debris can become lodged in the skin or muscle exposing you to the risk of infection. Even if the wound isn’t deep, it’s best to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
3. Take Photographs
An insurance claim lives or dies on the back of the evidence you file when making your case with your insurer. If possible, you should use your smartphone to snap pictures of your injuries, damage to your bike and the other vehicle(s) involved, road markings, signs, and road conditions.
Call Today to Speak to an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Even if you were diligent about collecting evidence on your motorcycle road rash injury, insurance companies are always looking for reasons to undervalue or deny your claim. Brad Tabakin is a skilled personal injury lawyer and rider himself who will fight for maximum compensation for all damages and injuries you sustained in the accident. Call 877-333-0300 today to find out more.
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