Electric Scooter Accidents
Recently, there has been an explosion of electric scooters in major cities across California with companies like Lime, Bird, and Lyft literally scattering hundreds of electric scooters throughout a city overnight. While there are many benefits to using electric scooters to get around in the city, the number of electric scooter accidents has also increased dramatically. If you or someone you know has been injured in an electric scooter accident, you may have a claim for compensation. At Deldar Legal, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has zealously represented clients throughout California with their electric scooter claims. Call or contact one of our offices today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Electric Scooter Accidents
Accidents can take many forms. The most common type of accident occurs when a car or other larger vehicle strikes a victim riding an electric scooter. Cars and trucks may sideswipe a scooter while traveling down the road or strike a scooter while making a turn. Intersection accidents are also common with vehicles and electric scooters when drivers are not looking for the smaller mode of transportation on the road.
Another common type of accident happens when pedestrians are injured by scooters left on the sidewalk and other places. Abandoned scooters on walkways and roadways have the potential to cause serious accidents to pedestrians, drivers, and other scooter users if they are not put somewhere safe when the last rider is finished.
One final type of accident happens due to a manufacturing or design flaw in the scooter itself. Electric scooters can malfunction in their throttle as well as in their braking system and cause serious injuries to the rider. Even if wearing the right protective gear, an electric scooter user can be seriously hurt if the scooter is defective.
Compensation for Scooter Accidents
When an electric scooter rider or a pedestrian is harmed in an electric scooter accident, the injuries can be serious and severe. Compensation is necessary to cover the financial burden imposed on a victim after an accident. Damages for injuries caused by an electric scooter accident include coverage of all special and general damages. Special damages include all out-of-pocket costs of the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, wage loss, and the loss of future income and benefits. General damages compensate the victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and for any disability or disfigurement after the accident. Talk to an experienced electric scooter attorney today to learn more about the value of your claims,
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With more and more cities allowing electric scooters on their streets, the number of electric scooter accidents will continue to rise, and those responsible for causing accidents with this new form of transportation must be held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured, call or contact Deldar Legal today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.