One of the most gruesome and devastating injuries an individual and his or her family can suffer in an accident is called a degloving injury. In this type of injury, the skin is pulled off the bone or degloved just as when someone takes off a glove from their hand. In serious degloving injuries, the tissues, tendons, and muscles are traumatically pulled off the bone. The recovery is slow and painful. It may require extensive surgeries and rehabilitation.
When this type of injury happens as a result of an accident, experienced degloving injury lawyers at F&A can recover significant compensation including medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering. The damages amounts may be in the millions for a serious and life altering injury. F&A handles degloving injury litigation matters on contingency which simply means we do not earn a penny until we first recover money for you.
Consequences of a degloving injury
complete or partial loss of limbs and or digits
Paralysis or decreased range of motion; loss of full movement
Pain & suffering in the area of impact/ injury
Emotional distress and injuries
Loss of sensation; complete or partial
Avulsion of the skin and tissues under the skin
Loss of body’s ability to regulate simple functions: hemodynamic instability
Types of recovery from a lawsuit
Loss of wages past & future; related economic damages such as value of household services
Past & Future medical expenses including surgery, physical therapy, cost of prescriptions, etc
Past & Future pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
And other types of damages
Four Types of Degloving Injuries
Avulsion (the action of pulling or tearing away)
Single plane degloving where the injury occurs on one surface of the skin
multi plane degloving where the injury occurs on multiple surfaces of the skin
Morel-Lavallee lesions: a closed degloving internal bodily injury which occurs due to disruption of capillaries and shearing forces in the subcutaneous tissue (may happen after a run over accident with a car)
Most degloving injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents including motorcycle accidents and or bicycle accidents where a rider is dragged along a roadway or falls off a motorcycle at high speed causing severe road rash to unprotected areas of the body. Additionally, in motor vehicle accidents, degloving injuries occur when pedestrians are struck by a car and dragged along the road.
Contact the experienced NYC degloving accident attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates for a consultation at (212) 222-1111 or toll free (866) ATTY LAW.