Lacerations and Abrasions

A laceration or abrasion is more than just a simple cut or scrape. Depending on the circumstances, lacerations and abrasions can have lasting effects. People suffer everyday from the lasting damages of a severe laceration or abrasion.

For example, if a person slips and falls headfirst on a sharp object the laceration will be severe. Some people even have abrasions on their face. Face abrasions can lead to pain and social anxiety. If you or someone you know has suffered from a laceration or abrasion, contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates today.

Lacerations and Abrasions Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Have you been injured from a laceration or abrasion in the Chicagoland area? The attorneys at Susan E. Loggans & Associates are ready to help evaluate and file your claim today.

For nearly 30 years our firm has represented people suffering from injuries. We approach our clients with compassion and a plan. Our attorneys accept clients throughout the Cook County Circuit Court including nearby counties including Grundy County, Kankakee County, Kane County, DuPage County, Lake County, and  Will County.

Do not suffer quietly. Contact the attorneys at (312) 201-8600 for a free consultation today.

Cook County Lacerations and Abrasions Information Center


All lacerations is medically defined as a jagged and irregular cut. Normally it is produced by tearing off soft body tissue from a type of blunt trauma. Many things can cause a laceration including car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace accidents, and falling objects.

Normally lacerations are treatment varies based on severity. Often times a tetanus shot may be required, or any sort of anti-bacteria treatment to avoid infection. The difference between a laceration and an avulsion is skin. In an avulsion the skin is normally torn but still attached to the wound.

 A laceration that disfigured, impaired, or was infected is severe. It is recommended that if a person has a serious laceration that he or she seeks medical care immediately. Sometimes these costs can be overwhelming. If a person has had a laceration from an accident, it is advisable they contact a personal injury attorney.


The medical definition for an abrasion is a scrape or graze that, although not affecting the skin beneath the epidermis, can lead to scarring. Normally abrasions are the result of falling against a rough surface, or from a car accident. A severe form of an abrasion is an avulsion.

Many abrasions are not serious. However, abrasions that are extensive can be incredibly painful. A main element of worry with abrasions is the scarring. An abrasion is susceptible to leave lifelong humiliating scars. Abrasions to the neck and face can be especially dehumanizing.

Abrasions can come from a variety of accidents including car accidents, falls, dog bites, construction zone accidents and more. An abrasion that is large and deep can be overwhelming. It is important that after an injury you seek medical assistance. However, the medical costs may be more than you intended. You should not have to suffer financially or personally from an abrasion.

If you have been injured with an abrasion, it is essential you contact a personal injury attorney.

Additional Resources

First Aid/CPR/AED – Visit the Red Cross's website and read a thorough first aid guide. See how a person treats a laceration or abrasion during the time of the injury. Read on how to stop bleeding, reduce pain, and lower the chances of infection.

Wound Home Skills Kit: Lacerations & Abrasions – Visit the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website, a scientific and educational association of surgeons that promote the quality of care for surgical education and practice. View a at-home guide to handling a laceration or abrasion. Read the differences of a laceration vs. a cut, and the other types of wounds that a person can be injured with.

Laceration vs. Puncture Wound – Visit the MedlinePlus, a National Institute of Health's site for patients with the world's largest medical library. Read more on the difference between a laceration and a puncture wound, complete with scientific pictures.

Checking out Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions – Visit KidsHealth, a website developed to illustrate medical awareness with children. Read an article detailing the six types of wounds, and how you discern them from each other.

Locating a Lawyer for Lacerations and Abrasions in Chicago

A person should not have to suffer with a laceration or abrasion. Do not let your injury go without consequence. Seek legal representation to evaluate and file a claim with a personal injury attorney.

All the attorneys at Susan E. Loggans & Associates understand the burden of financial costs and chronic pain. Let us guide you through this legal process. Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates and see if you are viable to file a claim for your injury. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents clients throughout the greater Cook County area including Waukegan in Lake County, Woodstock in McHenry County, Yorkville in Kendal County, Chicago in Cook County, Morris in Grundy County, Joliet in Will County, and Kankakee in Kankakee County.

Do not continue in pain. Call (312) 201-8600 or submit an online contact form for a free non-obligation consultation today.

This article was last updated by Jordan Anderson, on June 21st, 2018.