Electric scooters like Bird and Lime were frequently in the news in 2018 as cities all around California tried to figure out how to manage the sudden influx. Some cities chose to ban them outright, while others attempted to work with companies like Bird and Lime to put regulations in place. More and more companies entered the market as the year went on, giving us Uber Scooters, Lyft Scooters, and so on.
What became clear early on was that to some, electric scooters were a nuisance, but to others, they presented a real danger. Many inexperienced and unqualified people mis-used the scooters and failed to follow traffic safety laws. This put both the rider and the public in danger, as many electric scooters are ridden in areas usually reserved for pedestrian traffic only (namely, sidewalks).
What do you do if you're injured by an electric scooter?
If you were injured as the result of a defective Bird Scooter or one from any other company, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries.