New York Degloving Injury Attorneys

Help for People Injured in Motorcycle and Automobile Accidents

No matter what kind of degloving a person suffers, the consequences can be disastrous. If you or a loved one suffered a degloving injury, it’s important to get the compensation you deserve.

Whether the injuries came from a motorcycle crash, car collision, or other event, it’s possible someone else’s negligence caused your pain and suffering. You are not powerless – call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to discuss what happened and learn about your options.

What Are Degloving Injuries?

Degloving injuries, sometimes referred to as avulsion injuries, occur when the top layers of skin are ripped away from the tissue underneath, such as muscle, bone, and connective tissue. In other words, the skin is removed from the body. The name stems from the image of removing a glove from your hand, as the skin is removed from the tissue beneath it.

There are two main types of degloving injuries:

  • Open Degloving: When the skin is completely severed from an area of the body and removed. It might still be connected in one spot, but it has been shed from the exposed area of the injury. Serious blood loss and trauma result from these types of injuries.
  • Closed Degloving: When the skin is severed from an area but remains attached. A force separates the skin from deeper tissue, but does not remove it from the area. Such injuries can be difficult to detect, and treatment for them is often delayed.

How Do Degloving Injuries Occur?

Degloving is typically the result of violent force or trauma to a particular area of the body. Motorcycle crashes are some of the most common causes of degloving, since riders are exposed and lack the protection of other motorists. When a motorcyclist is thrown from his vehicle, he can scrape against the road with enough force to remove skin from exposed areas. This is why motorcyclists are told to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts made from durable materials.

How Are Degloving Injuries Treated?

Degloving injuries require immediate emergency medical treatment. Open degloving injuries usually require surgery that can include reattaching skin, skin grafts, and other treatments. Physical therapy is often required to recover from a serious degloving injury, and there is a strong risk of infection with these injuries. As such, treatment can be prolonged and ongoing, which makes recovery for such injuries a lengthy process.

After a degloving injury, your first response must be to seek immediate medical treatment. If the injury was due to an accident at work or another driver, you may be able to hold someone else responsible for your bills and emotional trauma. Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to schedule a free consultation with a top New York personal injury lawer.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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