The most common traumatic skin lesions in accident-related blunt-force trauma and child abuse are bruises. In child abuse, blunt-force trauma may also lead to injuries such as erythema, abrasions, and lacerations, but these are less common than bruises. In accidents, bruises are often accompanied by other skin injuries, mainly abrasions. Bruises sustained as a result of child abuse are less frequently accompanied by other skin abnormalities such as abrasions (Reece and Grodin 1985 ) .