Aggressive Advocacy for NYC Motorcycle Injuries
For 30 years, Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has advocated for injured motorcyclists in New York City and the surrounding areas. We recognize the serious dangers you face every time you get on your bike. From reckless motorists to poor road conditions, you are at risk of wrecking your bike and sustaining severe injuries or worse. After you crash, your personal health and financial security are placed in further jeopardy. And yet, insurance companies use lowball tactics and long delays to get you to settle for less than you deserve. Our lawyers step up to get you the money you need and deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, loss wages and all other losses you suffered.
Our firm only handles personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our lawyers and staff have devoted their entire careers to this one area of law because we feel passionate about helping injured clients obtain justice, hold wrongdoers accountable and get our clients the money that is rightfully owed them. From the moment you walk through our door, our New York City motorcycle crash attorneys are committed to helping you recover money for your injuries.
Recovering Damages for Road Rash Injuries
We know that your road rash injuries can keep you out of work while your bills pile up. You cannot wait for your money while your case drags on in court for months or years. Our lawyers have the resources, skills, experience and determination to move your case forward so you get your rightful money and benefits quickly.
What is Road Rash?
Road rash commonly occurs to bikers’ whose skin is exposed during a motorcycle wreck. Road rash is more than the name implies. Road rash is a skin abrasion that occurs when the skin rubs against a surface at a high rate of speed. The friction literally rubs the skin off in what is referred to as a friction burn.
The condition ranges from painful and uncomfortable to excruciating and very serious. Even minor road rash is extremely painful because so many nerve endings exist in the skin. The most severe cases of road rash destroy the skins epidermis and dermis, which is the inner layer, and may damage the underlying tissue. Just as with another type of third degree burn, severe road rash may require extensive treatment, including skin grafts, debridement, hospitalization, continued medical care, potential future plastic surgery and a long recovery time.
Treatment of road rash often involves thoroughly cleaning the wound and reducing infection, pain and scarring. Complicated skin graft surgery may be necessary to repair the damaged skin and yet scarring and nerve damage may permanently persist. Infections are common because the road’s surface is covered in bacteria and toxins, which typically become ground into raw tissue and, until the skin heals, the skin offers no protection against germs. You may be left permanently scarred.
Recover for Injuries You Sustained in a Motorcycle Crash in New York
Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation at our Manhattan, Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho or White Plains office. We handle your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not owe us lawyers’ fees until we recover money for you through a verdict or a settlement.