Grand Junction Degloving Injury Lawyers
Bikers understand the inherent risks when they get on their motorcycles and ride around Mesa County. Our scenic streets offer thrilling areas to ride through, but these roads can turn treacherous when negligent drivers get on them. Drivers who speed, talk on a phone, or make reckless turns – all of these have a high chance of injuring a motorcyclist.
One of the most serious injuries a rider can suffer is a degloving, which occurs when the rider’s skin and tissue are pulled away from bone as they are dragged along the road. Not only are these injuries painful, but they can disfigure or disable. After such a terrifying run-in with a negligent driver, bikers deserve full compensation for their injuries, from their medical bills to their emotional trauma.
If you or someone you love suffered a degloving due to a negligent driver, do not hesitate to reach out to Peters & Nolan, LLC. Our trial lawyers have over twenty years of experience fighting for injured motorcyclists throughout Grand Junction and recovering millions of dollars for them. Let us do the same for you. Call (970) 243-4357 to get a free case evaluation from a Grand Junction degloving attorney.
Deglovings occur when a motorcyclist is thrown or dragged across the asphalt. At high speeds, this can lead to severe road rash on any exposed skin, but there is also the risk that the skin will be pulled away from the underlying muscle and bone. These types of injuries typically occur on rider’s hands, but they can impact any skin, including legs, arms, torsos, groins, and even faces.
Beyond the sheer pain, a degloving can also severely damage a biker’s nerves and muscles. Even with treatment, a degloving injury can result in serious scarring and disfigurements, and the nerves underneath the skin can also become pinched, pulled, or torn. Nerve damage in the arms, legs, or face can result in chronic pain, discomfort, and mobility issues, such as paralysis.
Altogether, a motorcyclist who suffers a degloving injury has a long journey to recovering. Emergency room surgeons will have to act fast to prevent heavy blood loss or loss of functions in the impacted area. Their primary focus will be on keeping the motorcyclist alive and minimizing the damage. This may still result in major disfigurements and disabilities if the rider’s nerve cannot be fully repaired. There is also the danger of infections, which should be treated with antibiotics and rest.
If any underlying nerves or muscles were damaged in the motorcycle accident, then the biker may need physical therapy and rehabilitation to regain full control of his limbs. With reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts, the biker may be able to make a full recovery with consistent care and treatment. However, none of these treatments are cheap and can devour your savings, even with good insurance.
There is also the impact a degloving can have on your career. Long recovery times and multiple doctor’s appointments mean taking time off work, cutting normal work hours down, or even leaving a job altogether due to a disability. These lost wages should not be ignored.
All of these costs, as well as your personal pain and suffering, should be included in your motorcycle accident claim to ensure that you can recover comfortably. The person who injured you has a responsibility to provide compensation for your trauma, and their auto insurance company has a duty to follow through on that responsibility.
Following a collision with a negligent driver, a motorcyclist has the right to pursue a car accident claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. While this process should be simple, it is far from it. Auto insurance companies promise that they care about you through their advertisements, but the truth is that they only care about making profits. That means they will almost always lowball you at the start of a claim, hardly even offering enough money to cover your emergency room bills.
This issue is even worse for motorcyclists. The adjuster may try to argue that you rode recklessly or are lying about the severity of your injuries. They use the bias against bikers to pressure you into accepting a small settlement, but you should never do this.
Instead, trust your case to an experienced injury attorney. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we have seen firsthand how devastating a motorcycle accident can be for a rider. If you bring your case to us, we will work to get you compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, including past and future treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Do not be afraid to take on a big insurance company. With Peters & Nolan, LLC at your side, you do not have to fight alone.
We know you just want to get back to your old life, but the only way to recover comfortably from a motorcycle accident is to get compensation from the driver who injured you. At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we can sit down with you in a free consultation, learn about how your injuries have affected you, calculate the full costs of your accident, and fight to get you compensation for everything you have suffered. We accept nothing less than the highest possible award for our clients.
To get a free case evaluation from an experienced Grand Junction personal injury lawyer, call Peters & Nolan, LLC, at (970) 243-4357.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.