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What are the degrees of road burn?

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2020 | Personal Injury

Georgia motorcyclists are more exposed when they get into accidents. Because of this, they are more susceptible to road burns. Not everyone understands how serious road burns can be. Today we will take a look at three different categories of severity when it comes to road burns. 

First degree road burns are minor. These injuries often heal and without much medical intervention. Symptoms can include redness, bruising, slight bleeding and tenderness. As long as you clean the area well and disinfect it often, you may not need to see a doctor. 

Second degree road burns are serious. The affected area will bleed, swell and may radiate heat. In some cases, it may expose muscle, tendons or nerves. Most injuries in this category will leave a scar. They also require professional medical care and can be very painful to the touch. Infection can be a risk. 

Third degree road burns are severe. The road can flay your skin. This creates deep, traumatic wounds. It can expose muscles and can even get all the way down to the bone. If the wound covers over 10 percent of your body, it is severe. Permanent deformity or scarring are likely to occur. You should seek medical attention immediately. Infection among people with severe road burns is common due to the amount of raw flesh exposed. 

If you would like to continue reading about motor vehicle accidents, click the link here. You can read about the dangers that motorcyclists face, along with other drivers. Road burn is a serious issue and victims should treat it as such. 

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