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How Do Motorcycle Accidents Result in Burn Injuries?


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Cruising down the Richmond highway on a motorcycle may feel freeing and exhilarating. The thrill of the open road, the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the quiet thrum of a motorcycle are relaxing and can offer comfort to motorcycle riders. But what happens when things go wrong?

Motorcycle crashes can result in severe burn injuries. This is because motorcycles lack many of the safety features found in cars. For example, motorcycles do not have airbags, seatbelts, or sturdy frames. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the rider is often thrown from the bike and may come into contact with the ground or other objects. This can cause severe burns. If you have gotten a burn injury from a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci today for a free consultation.

Below, we will discuss how motorcycle accidents can lead to burn injuries and what you should do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident and suffer from a burn injury.

Road Rash

One of the most common motorcycle burn injuries is road rash. When a crash occurs and the motorcyclist falls off their bike, road rash is a common injury without protective gear. While riding, motorcyclists should wear protective gear to shield themselves from such injuries, but this doesn’t always happen. The rider’s skin creates friction with the ground’s surface.

Typically, cement, gravel, or other rough surfaces create significant abrasions (or scrapes) along the rider’s skin. While it may appear as multiple cuts, the redness around the area indicates a significant friction burn.

motorcycle collision resulting in road rash

Thermal Burns

Thermal burn injuries are caused by contact with flames, hot objects, or steam. When these things come into contact with the skin, they cause the skin to become red and irritated. If the heat continues to be applied, it will eventually start to blister and peel, burning through layers of skin. In the most serious cases, thermal burns can lead to third-degree burns, the most severe type of burns.

Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns occur when the skin is burned all the way through. This type of burn can cause extensive damage to the tissues beneath the skin and may require surgery. Third-degree burns often require extensive skin grafting and may leave permanent scarring.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns can also occur in a motorcycle crash. These burns are caused by contact with strong acids or alkalis. Chemicals can cause severe damage to the skin and tissues beneath the skin. Chemical burn injuries often require extensive medical treatment and may leave permanent scarring.

What to Do If You Suffer from a Burn Injury

If you suffer from a burn injury in a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek medical treatment right away. Do not attempt to treat the burn yourself. A doctor should treat burns as soon as possible to prevent further damage and infection.

motorcycle burn injuries after a motorcycle accident

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Many motorcyclists are safe on the road. It’s often the actions of other drivers and their negligence that causes motorcycle accidents to occur. When this happens, the injured rider can often recover compensation by taking legal action against the responsible party.

Our Virginia burn injury lawyers at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci work with victims of negligence to protect their rights and safeguard their best interests. Our clients rely on us to help them during one of life’s most turbulent situations, and we’ll do all we can to be there for them.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our office today. We will review your case and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Do not hesitate to contact us today. We will fight for you!

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