Lacerations From Accidents

What is the Difference Between Lacerations vs Cuts and Abrasions?

A laceration as used in common English may encompass anything from a minor surface cut to a deep jagged wound. In the legal world, a laceration usually refers to either a deep cut or a severe jagged tearing of the flesh. Lacerations will commonly require cleaning to avoid infection and stitches, staples, or sutures to close the wound. Abrasions tend to be more of a surface injury.

If you have suffered lacerations as a result of someone else’s negligence call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury & Accident Lawyers for a free consultation at (713) 932-0777.

Causes of Lacerations

lacerationLacerations are extremely common injuries that may or may not be due to the negligence of another.  As injury attorneys, we often see lacerations  in the following types of cases:

  • car accidents
  • truck accidents
  • premise liability claims
  • defective product cases (often involving saws, drills, or other tools or machinery)
  • motorcycle accidents
  • dog attacks
  • work accidents
  • maritime accidents
  • industrial accidents

Treatment for Lacerations

Proper cleaning and care for lacerations is extremely important. Failure to clean a wound may result in bacteria getting in the wound and causing a serious blood infection.  If you have suffered a laceration, you should go to the emergency room immediately and be sure to follow your doctor’s discharge instructions.

Attorneys for Lacerations

If you have suffered lacerations as a result of the negligence of another, call us for a free consultation. If you are on the job, it should be covered by your employer’s worker’s compensation (assuming your employer provides it.)  If it is not on the job or your employer fails to provide worker’s compensation, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call us to learn your legal rights today at (713) 932-0777.