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Road Rash Motorcycle Claim

‘Road rash’ is an American term referring to the wounds caused when layers of skin are removed when a rider comes off his bike and slides across the ground.  The term has been adopted by some riders in the UK but is not used by the NHS or the English/Welsh Court system, where it would be referred to as friction abrasion and put into one of three categories (first-degree, second-degree, or third degree) depending on severity.

There is no specific reference to road rash in the Judicial College Guidelines, which are used to evaluate injuries, though most road rash injuries would fall within the ‘minor injuries’ category.

In serious accidents, road rash is typically a secondary injury, and is accompanied by other injuries such as broken bones or brain and head injuries.

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At Bikelawyer, we are experts in motorcycle accident claims and we can assist clients across the country.

To discuss making a motorcycle accident claim, please get in touch with our team today. You can call us on 01446 438151, fill in our online form or email for support.

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