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Glendale Degloving Accident Attorneys

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Fighting for Injured Motorcyclists in Los Angeles County

No rider should have to suffer through the trauma of a degloving. These injuries come with a high price tag, months to years of rehabilitation, disabilities, and serious pain. Sadly, many motorcyclists experience deglovings due to the negligent actions of other drivers. After such an injury, you deserve proper care and compensation for all the damages you have suffered.

Do not hesitate to contact Aghabegian & Associates, PC. Our Glendale degloving injury attorneys can review the nature of your injuries, investigate the person who injured you, and advocate for full compensation from their insurance company. We have more than 40 combined years of experience fighting for injured motorcyclists throughout L.A. County -- let us fight for you. Call us at (818) 507-4311 to get a free case evaluation.

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The Dangers of a Degloving

Degloving occurs when the skin is pulled away from the underlying muscle, bone, and tissue, appearing as if it is being “pulled off” the body. These injuries are extremely painful and can cause serious damage. While deglovings traditionally occur to the hands or feet, the face, torso, pelvis, and any other exposed skin can be degloved.

Wearing safety gear and proper clothing can minimize a biker’s risk of suffering a degloving injury during an accident. Riders should consider wearing padded, leather clothing; including jackets, pants, gloves, and boots, as well as a U.S. Department of Transportation-approved helmet. However, even with all the best protection in the world, the risk is still high if you are on the road with negligent drivers.

Degloving is considered a medical emergency, as the victim is at risk of bleeding out due to severe lacerations. Doctors may need to take extreme measures to prevent blood loss. Deglovings may also result in crush injuries to the underlying bone and muscle, forcing doctors to amputate the limb to prevent further damage. Even with less serious injuries, most victims are left with deep scars and disfigurements. While some can be repaired with reconstructive surgery and skin grafts, none of these treatments are cheap.

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Long-Term Costs of a Degloving

The type of treatment you will need after a degloving will depend on the severity of your injuries. Deglovings can be shallow, meaning only a few layers of skin have been removed, or can extend down to the bone. This trauma is not only painful, but it can result in nerve damage, muscle loss, infections, fibrosis, and mobility issues.

Treatment for a degloving can include emergency care to prevent blood loss, reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. There are several hospitals throughout the San Fernando Valley that offer these services, such as at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, even if you have health insurance, the out-of-pocket expenses will be high for most motorcyclists. You may need to be hospitalized during your treatment and have to take weeks to months off work to recover. These injuries can also result in serious disabilities that impact your daily life, making it hard to continue with your career. Nerve damage and chronic pain are a very real possibility after a degloving.

Bottom line is, the costs of a motorcycle accident are high. One bad driver can leave you saddled with expensive medical bills, lost wages, traumatic memories, and great physical pain. If someone else caused your injuries in a motorcycle accident, then you should not have to pay these costs alone. Instead, let our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, fight to get you full compensation.

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Getting the Compensation You Need to Heal

All drivers are responsible for operating their vehicles in a safe manner and respecting the rights of motorcyclists on Los Angeles County’s busy roads. If a driver put you in danger and caused you to suffer a degloving, then you deserve full compensation from his or her insurance provider.

However, insurance companies are not known for their charity. They will often fight tooth and nail to avoid paying compensation to accident victims, especially a biker. Most bikers have personally dealt with some form of bias based because of their rides, and insurance companies share these biases. If you meet with an adjuster on your own, you will likely have your claim devalued or dismissed, with the adjuster even putting the blame on you.

Your best option after a degloving is to talk to a compassionate personal injury attorney who will fight for your best interests. At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we believe that everyone deserves legal representation after an accident. Insurance companies should always pay fair compensation to those injured by negligent drivers, no matter what vehicle they were operating at the time of the collision.

If you bring your case to us, we will use all of our resources to fight for your claim. We have recovered more than $125 million in compensation for accident victims throughout Los Angeles County and have strong relationships with local doctors. We can refer you to respected physicians and surgeons to get proper treatment. We also work on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not have to worry about paying us unless we win your claim.

Our team has more than 40 years of combined experience, which we can use to:

  • Investigate the cause of your motorcycle accident.
  • Review all insurance policies, including your own.
  • Speak to medical experts about your injuries.
  • Calculate the full costs of your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and personal costs.
  • Negotiate for proper compensation in an insurance negotiation.
  • Advocate for your rights in a jury trial, if necessary.

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Schedule a Free Consultation Today

We offer every potential client a free consultation. If you suffered a degloving injury in a motorcycle collision, reach out to our Glendale motorcycle accident attorneys. We can sit down with you and discuss what happened. We will walk you through the process of collecting compensation, explain what you can recover, and, if you let us represent you, handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing. Call Aghabegian & Associates, PC, today at (818) 507-4311 to get started on your claim.

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