Road rash is the colloquialism used to describe injuries involving skin abrasion and soft tissue damage. These injuries are caused by scraping or sliding against some type of surface, usually the ground, gravel, asphalt, or dirt, and are most commonly associated with motorcycle accidents. Physical damages caused by road rash can range in severity from minor scrapes and cuts to severe tissue damage, bone breaks, organ damage, and other injuries that require extensive medical treatment and care.

If you or your loved one has suffered road rash in an accident caused by another, a Tampa road rash injury lawyer from Distasio Law Firm is prepared to advocate on your behalf to recover the compensation you require to recover from your injuries. Reach out to one of the dedicated personal injury attorneys at our firm today to schedule your free case review.

Common Fact Patterns

Although road rash most commonly affects motorcycle riders, it is possible for these injuries to occur as the result of bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other various circumstances. Given the high rates of speed and little protection worn by riders, motorcycle accidents in Tampa produce the most horrific road rash injuries. The most common areas of the body affected include:

  • Legs
  • Arms, shoulders, and back
  • Head
  • Hands and palms

Types of Road Rash Injuries

Road rash injuries are usually classified into two categories. Avulsion injuries are those that scrape away layers of skin and soft tissue. This can leave fat, muscle, and bone exposed and often requires emergency treatment to repair damages and avoid serious infections. In many cases, serious medical procedures such as skin grafts are required.

Compression road rash, on the other hand, is a more serious injury that involves a body part being caught between two objects. During motorcycle accidents, this usually involves a rider being trapped between their bike and the ground. Compression injuries can cause serious bone breaks and organ damage and may require invasive and life-altering medical procedures, including amputation.

No matter the severity of your road rash injury, Attorney Scott Distasio knows that as a victim, you require compensation to pay for the medical treatment you need. Additionally, Attorney Distasio can draw from his extensive experience and insight to help you recover compensation for any physical and emotional damages you may have endured. An AV Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, Attorney Distasio always places the needs of his clients as his number one priority. This is why he offers injured victims throughout Tampa and the surrounding communities the opportunity to learn more about their potential claim during a free case evaluation. Allow a proven and passionate Tampa road rash injury attorney to fight for you. Contact Distasio Law Firm today.

The Distasio Law Firm Difference

How do you know if you have hired the best road rash injury lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a legal professional that has all the below characteristics.

Knowledge and Experience Handling Road Rash Injury Cases

Your lawyer should not only know Florida bodily injury law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling motorcycle crash cases. our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer, Scott Distasio has been handling road rash injury cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.

Independent Verification of the Lawyer’s Ability

All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also board-certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are board-certified.

Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial

Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources, and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.

Contact a Tampa Road Rash Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one suffered serious skin and abrasion injuries following an accident caused by someone else, reach out to a Tampa road rash injury lawyer at Distasio Law Firm to seek compensation for your losses. Call now.


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