Degloving injuries are a severe type of avulsion where a section of skin is torn off the underlying tissue. The blood supply is severed as a result. These injuries almost always result in permanent disfigurement and can also cause nerve and vascular damage. In the vast majority of cases, the degloving affects the extremities and limbs. Surgical intervention is nearly always required and, in some severe cases, amputation is required.
Regrettably, many degloving injuries are completely preventable. They are often caused by a negligent motorist who allows his or her vehicle to violently strike another car or even more likely, a pedestrian. They can also be caused by poorly designed or maintained machinery. Whether you have a degloving injury arising out of a car accident, tractor trailer collision, or a products liability situation, the North Carolina attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist. Our lawyers have helped clients both with external degloving injuries and internal deglovings such as morel-lavalee lesions. To read more about internal deglovings, click here.
A recent case provides a clear example of the claim process and compensation available following a North Carolina degloving injury. Attorney Shawn Howard represented a Raleigh woman who had part of her forearm degloved following a pedestrian knockdown case. The women was elderly so had no lost wages, but she did incur nearly $20,000 in medical expenses. Our firm was able to assist her in recovery a total settlement of $175,000. This money compensated her both for her medical expenses as well as her past and future physical pain and mental suffering and permanent disfigurement.
If you or a loved one has suffered a degloving injury as a consequence of a motor vehicle crash or improper piece of machinery, contact Maginnis Law’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard. Maginnis Law offers free consultations to all prospective personal injury clients and will travel to meet with you to discuss your case. Additionally, all injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis – meaning you own no legal fees unless and until the firm makes a financial recovery for you. Our firm is able to assist seriously injured clients throughout the state of North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. Please see our contact page for information on how to reach out to us to discuss your case.