Scooter Accident Lawyer
If you think that Uber are the latest novelties on ride-share transportation, you’re so 2008, or in this case probably 2009. Today, there’s a new e-scooter wave taking over major US cities like a storm. Companies like Bird Scooters, Lime Scooters, Lyft and JUMP Bikes let their users pick up scooters on the street by downloading and using an app, much like Uber. The goal is to help reduce traffic and combustion vehicle pollution by getting drivers finally off their cars, and it seems they’re succeeding at it. However, if you decide to take advantage of these new ride-share services there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
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They are not accident-free. While most electric scooters won’t go faster than 15 miles per hour, you will always be sharing the road with pedestrians, cars and potentially other riders. If you’re in an accident involving an electric scooter, know that you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries. This is true whether you’re a pedestrian or a rider. If you have any specific questions regarding your e-scooter accident, call LA Jewish Lawyer at 855 977 1212 for a FREE consultation with an Electric Scooter Attorney.
More importantly, you do not even have to sign up or ride an E-scooter in order to potentially be affected by this new wave. As scooters begin to flood the streets of our cities, the chances that you may be hit by a scooter increase as well. Determining liability then becomes crucial when dealing with a scooter driver, whether it involves pedestrians, drivers or even other riders or pet animals.
If you’re hit by an electric scooter it is most likely that the rider will be responsible for your injuries. This is typically the result of the rider going too fast and/or being unable to stop for you. Often, a rider will also hit a pedestrian while avoiding another obstacle.
On the other hand if you’re riding the scooter and a car hits you the driver is likely the responsible party for your injuries. In this case, you may be able to get compensation through the driver’s car insurance company.
However, other times the scooter company may be at fault. It is unfortunate but some users have already reported failure of the scooter’s breaking or wheel mechanism. At 15 miles per hour, at a busy street with pedestrians and cars this may be a recipe for a personal injury perfect storm. In this case, unless you’ve already released them of liability in the initial user agreement, the scooter company may be liable for the injuries. Bird Scooter Accident Lawyer is the answer to your legal problems involving these E-Scooters.
Finally, if you’ve suffered an accident as a result of a pothole or construction debris parties such as the city or construction companies may be liable. This is because unlike cars, scooters have smaller wheels that can get stuck in a pothole and can send the rider flying face-first in mid air. Unfortunately, some cities have now began to require that scooter companies also include a release of liability for them in their initial user agreements.
Also, while no official statistics exist yet on scooter accidents, ER rooms are reporting that patients are regularly visiting hospitals, including patients with immediate need of surgery. Therefore, while it is not required, it’s recommended to always wear protective gear such as helmets while operating a scooter. But if you’ve already been hurt in a scooter-related injury, call LA Jewish Lawyer at 855 977 1212 for a FREE consultation with an attorney now!
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