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Motorcycle riders and their passengers don't have the same level of protection as people traveling in automobiles, making them vulnerable to severe injuries such as degloving. Many roadways are especially hazardous for motorcycles in the Dallas area, including Woodell Rogers Freeway from Stemmons to Central Expressway, I-45 from I-30 to Lamar, and LBJ Freeway from Dallas North Tollway to Central Expressway.

If you're suffering degloving injuries caused by any accident, contact The Lenahan Law Firm. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm will examine your case and see what we can do to help you get the money you need to cover the cost of your medical bills and other expenses, such as lost wages and occupational therapy.

Our founder, Marc C. Lenahan, is a member of the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and The Lenahan Law Firm has a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating. The independent rating agency Super Lawyers has also recognized the high level of service we provide for our clients.

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What Is Degloving and Why Is It So Dangerous?

Degloving is a severe type of injury in which the top layers of the skin are torn from muscle, bone, or connective tissue. Also known as avulsion, this can be an extremely debilitating injury, requiring immediate skin-grafting surgery and other types of medical procedures. Degloving cuts off the blood supply to the skin, sometimes exposing the muscle or bone.

If you suffered a degloving incident due to someone else's actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, the insurance company will want to pay the lowest amount possible. Call us today at (214) 295-1008 or toll-free at (888) 473-2820 for free consultation.

What Are Some Causes of Degloving?

Degloving can be excruciatingly painful and leave lasting scars. The afflicted area may also suffer from a permanent loss or decreased function. In extreme cases, degloving may even require amputation of the injured hand or limb.

Possible causes of degloving include:

The Consequences of Degloving

Degloving can have life-changing consequences. Degloving must often be treated with orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. Some injuries may even require cosmetic surgery later to improve function and appearance. Degloving can also cut off blood flow to the afflicted area, which can be quite dangerous and result in a possible loss of function. In these cases, revascularization surgery, which aims to reconnect blood flow to the injured area, may be necessary for restoring proper function.

Degloving injuries are divided into four classes of severity, each of which may require its own type of treatment:

  • Abrasion/avulsion
  • Non-circumferential
  • Circumferential single plane
  • Circumferential multi-plane

In addition to surgery, years of occupational therapy are often needed to restore function to the hand or other injured body parts. This form of continuous physical therapy may be the patient's best chance of gaining functionality or learning to complete daily tasks with what may be a permanent disability.

What to Do After a Degloving Accident

It's important to act promptly after experiencing a degloving accident to protect your health and legal rights. The first step is to seek medical attention, even if the injury seems minor. The injury may be more serious than it seems initially, and seeing your doctor will also create documentation for your legal claim.

If possible, take photographs of the injury and the accident scene, as these can serve as valuable evidence. You'll also want to Gather contact information from any witnesses. Your attorney will use this information to build a strong case on your behalf. Do not sign agreements or make statements for an insurance company agent unless your personal injury attorney is present.

How to Recover Compensation for Degloving Injuries in Dallas

In addition to the stress of what may be years of physical therapy, medical bills can be quite costly, especially when added to lost wages and other life-altering setbacks caused by this unexpected injury. If another person caused your accident, you should not have to face these financial burdens alone. Depending on the nature of how you got your particular injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

Degloving cases may involve negligent drivers, premises liability, workplace safety violations, and other possible causes. For example, in the event of a car accident, the negligent driver would be liable for the degloving victim's damages.

Lenahan Law Firm understands the nuances of Texas liability law, and we'll make sure the appropriate steps are taken to help you get the money you need for recovery and rehabilitation. Our experienced trial will advocate on your behalf so you won't get taken advantage of during this vulnerable time. We will shield you from lowball settlement offers and aggressively pursue the full compensation you deserve.

Who Is Liable for Degloving Injuries in Dallas?

In cases where a degloving accident occurs due to another party's negligence, Texas law allows you to seek damages. If it's a car accident, auto insurance claims can be complex, especially with severe injuries like degloving. In the aftermath of a degloving injury, securing legal representation is essential. The Lenahan Law Firm will guide you through the complex legal landscape of Texas personal injury law.

Negligence is a legal term that refers to the failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person. In the context of degloving injuries, if an individual or entity did not act with the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would have used under similar circumstances and that lack of care resulted in an injury, they may be considered negligent.

To prove negligence, you must demonstrate that the defendant had a duty of care, breached that duty through action or inaction, and caused your injury. Everyone has a duty of care to avoid actions that may cause reasonably foreseeable harm to others. For example, an intoxicated driver who runs a red light and crashes into a motorcycle has clearly breached their duty of care.

Negligent parties that may be liable for degloving injuries include:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Manufacturers of defective vehicles
  • Trucking and delivery companies that hire unsafe drivers
  • Employers who fail to follow OSHA guidelines
  • Contractors responsible for hazardous roadways

Long-Term Consequences of Degloving Injuries

The impact of degloving injuries extends far beyond the initial trauma. Victims often face a long and arduous road to recovery, dealing with both physical and emotional challenges. Victims may experience symptoms that include loss of sensation and limited mobility.

Degloving injuries often result in two of the most challenging outcomes: chronic pain and disfigurement. Chronic pain is a persistent condition that can dramatically impact your daily life. It might manifest as a constant ache, intermittent sharp pains, or a throbbing sensation that hinders your ability to engage in work, social activities, and even routine tasks. Disfigurement and scarring from degloving can lead to profound psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.

Our Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Help Victims of Severe Injuries

Our Dallas motorcycle accident injury attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. If you suffered a Dallas motorcycle collision or any other accident that caused catastrophic injuries, contact our office at (214) 295-1008 or toll-free at (888) 473-2820 to schedule a free consultation today.

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