Have you been injured while riding an e-scooter rental? Talk to a scooter accident lawyer today at Pacin Levine Attorneys at Law.
These days, you don’t need to own a car or take public transit to get around the city. If you are going only a few blocks, you now have the option to rent an e-scooter.
As with any form of motorized transportation, however, riding these new gadgets comes with risks. Serious injuries, including head injuries, can occur if an accident occurs. When accidents do occur on e-scooters, it may not always be the rider’s fault.
In this article, we explore what an e-scooter is, common e-scooter accidents, common e-scooter injuries, and what types of damages you may be able to recover after a crash.
What Are e-Scooters?
Very similar to their non-motorized cousins, e-scooters are electric vehicles that consist of two wheels, handlebars, and a flat platform for the rider to stand on. E-scooters are available for purchase, but it is increasingly more common for companies to rent them out to customers.
In Miami, nine companies are currently approved to rent e-scooters to the public under the city’s pilot program. Riders must be at least 18 years old to rent and ride these vehicles.
Have you been in an e-scooter accident? Speak to a scooter accident lawyer today to discuss your case.
Common Types of e-Scooter Accidents
E-scooter accidents are not always the rider’s fault. If you have experienced an accident similar to one of the following, you may have a claim:
- Losing control because of poor road conditions
- Collision with a pedestrian
- A defective e-scooter
- Collision with another vehicle
- Pedestrian slip-and-fall over a parked e-scooter
Even though e-scooters usually only go 15 mph, you can still suffer significant injuries that require medical attention and missed work.
Common Injuries That May Require a Scooter Accident Lawyer
The type of injury you suffer depends on how the accident occurs, but due to the nature of these vehicles, there are several that happen often:
- Soft tissue damage
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
What Damages Can You Recover?
Depending on the severity and recovery time of your injuries, you could be entitled to significant damages. It is critical to seek medical attention directly after your accident to document and treat your injuries. Here are some of the types of damages you may be able to recover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
Need to Talk to a Scooter Accident Lawyer?
When you rent a scooter, you expect to get from point A to point B quickly and safely. You certainly don’t expect to get into an accident that leaves you with serious injuries.
Do you need to speak to a scooter accident lawyer about your case? Our attorneys are standing by to take your call. Contact us today.
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