Electric Scooter Injuries

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?

 

  1. Make a police report if possible - whether or not you were seriously injured, it's important to have documentation of what happened.  If you didn't make a police report at the time, do it as soon as possible.
  2. Take photographs of the accident site and gather as much evidence as possible.  This includes witness information or statements.
  3. Seek treatment if necessary - especially for a head injury, you need to be careful and get checked out, even if it seems like you don't have any symptoms at the time
  4. Contact an attorney - your injuries may be covered by an umbrella insurance policy or a commercial policy if you were injured by someone who happened to be engaged in business at the time fo the accident.  Either way, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. 


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.

Courtesy Wikipedia/Grendelkhan

Courtesy Wikipedia/Grendelkhan

If you've been injured by an electric scooter, contact our firm to speak to one of our personal injury attorneys.

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