Scooter Accident Lawyer in
Scooters come in all different makes and sizes. Although riders should and usually do know the dangers of scooters and how to ride them, accidents happen. When an accident is the fault of the scooter, many riders don’t realize they can sue for their personal injuries.
Injuries Commonly Suffered by Scooter Riders
Most who ride a scooter never have an accident and if they do, it’s minor. Others, however, suffer great injuries and even death due to the scooter. The types of injuries a rider might sustain from a scooter are many and include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Brain trauma
- Shoulder displacement
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Foot injuries
- Spine injuries
If you suffered one or more of the injuries above, you know how painful and costly it can be. In addition, there is time off work and lost wages to account for. The pain and suffering may even extend into the future or for the rest of your life. Then there’s the possibility of mental anguish resulting from the accident. Therapy, surgery, and counseling add up as do prescription drugs you may need to take. Countless reports have been filed against some scooters, like Bird Scooters. Lawsuits are filed and settlements are made. It must be proven that the manufacturer was negligent or could have prevented the accident from occurring. Sometimes a suit is brought on the owner of the scooter or the company that is renting them. Scooter lawsuits are complicated. It’s important to let an expert team, like ours, handle your case. Contact the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli today.
Laws Related To Scooter Use
Although scooters haven’t been on the scene all that long, they are wildly popular. There are already many laws in place that apply to the use of electric scooters. In California, specifically, the following laws apply:
- Stand-up electric scooter riders are required by law to wear helmets when riding on the road.
- Electric scooters cannot travel faster than 15 mph anywhere.
- Electric scooters absolutely cannot be ridden on sidewalks.
- Electric scooters can be ridden on streets with speed limits under 25 mph.
- Electric scooters can be ridden in bike lanes (on roads with speed limits higher than 25 mph).
- Riders must have a valid license.
- When riding on the street, riders must keep close to the right curb in most instances.
It’s imperative that you were obeying the law when your injury occurred. Failure to do so could jeopardize your case. We’ll take care of that and all the other details though.
It goes without saying that:
- Scooter riders should not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- You should ride in the bike lane when available.
- You should avoid uneven surfaces.
- You must know how to properly operate the scooter.
If you have followed the letter of the law and your accident wasn’t your fault, act now. Even if you were not on the scooter but was injured by it, our expert team can assist you in your claim.
Your Right to File A Scooter Accident Claim
You may be wondering if you have the right to sue after being involved in a scooter accident? If you were involved in an accident due to the negligent actions of a party, you will probably have grounds to pursue a claim and you might have grounds to receive compensation as well. Personal injury claims are based on negligence. Negligence consists of four elements. A party legally is obligated to give you a specific duty of care. The party breaches their duty of keeping you reasonably safe which resulted in an accident. The accident caused your injuries. If the injury corresponded with the negligent actions of another party, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim. It does not matter whether you were harmed as a rider or as a pedestrian. Either way, you likely have grounds to take action. Be sure to call us to go over all the details of your case.
Our law firm is here to guide you in the entire legal process every step of the way. Our goal is to fight for your legal rights so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to in the court of law. We offer free consultation. You will never pay a dime until the case goes to court and the settlement is reached. Call today so we can leave your accident behind and move forward. Our goal is to get you every penny the law will allow.
Free Case Evaluation by Scooter Injury Attorney
We offer a free consultation, and you will never be charged for our services unless you recover loses. We are happy to evaluate your scooter injury claim. We understand that the experience you encountered with your scooter injury was not just physically painful but was most likely mentally painful too. You were out to have fun and ended up getting hurt and it wasn’t your fault. Be sure to call today. Time is of essence so call today and let’s get started getting the settlement that is rightfully yours. We are on your side and won’t back down. This may be your first experience with a personal injury lawsuit, but it’s not ours. We will guide you through it all – step by step. All you have to do is focus on your recovery.
You Deserve The Best
A true Angelino, Jacob was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was accepted to UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree in history. Upon graduation from UCLA, Jacob went on to earn his law degree from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.