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Published on Jan 25, 2022 at 10:21 pm in Electric Scooters and Bikes.
Electric scooters are popular in California and throughout the United States. Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and many residents choose to use electric scooters as a cost-effective mode of transportation, especially for traveling short distances. However, electric scooters are not risk-free, and they can be dangerous if riders do not have adequate experience handling them.
Ride App Law Group, LLP can represent you if you suffered personal injury in an accident involving an electric scooter. Reach out to Ride App Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. You can also call the office at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we offer.
While scooter accidents can happen to anyone, the age group most likely to be involved in electric scooter accidents are those who are eighteen to thirty-four years old. In a 2019 study, 92% of 249 respondents were electric scooter riders who had been struck by a vehicle, crashed into an object, or fallen off an electric scooter.
Nearly 40,000 patients received medical treatment in an emergency room. Injuries caused by electric scooters consisted of bruises, head injuries, cuts, and fractured bones. Those who use electric scooters are also at risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries.
In the State of California, electric scooter riders must possess a learner’s permit or a valid driver’s license. Electric scooter riders must also wear a safety helmet at all times. Also, electric scooters must not travel at speeds greater than fifteen miles per hour. Electric scooter riders also must not exceed twenty-five miles per hour unless they are in a bike lane.
Most electric scooter accidents, however, are caused by someone’s negligent act. Drivers may injure electric scooter riders, and riders themselves may cause injuries to drivers and passengers traveling in motor vehicles.
Shareable electric scooters in the United States have caused a rise in accidents involving electric scooters. Distracted drivers and frustrated drivers engaging in road rage may put electric scooter riders at risk of serious bodily injury or death.
Irritated drivers may make unsafe passes alongside electric scooters. Drivers may also tailgate electric scooters and thereby cause catastrophic motor vehicle accidents. Electric scooter riders may suffer serious bodily injuries such as neck fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and lacerations.
A number of parties may be liable for an electric scooter accident. For example, another driver may be liable if he or she engages in reckless or negligent behaviors that cause a wreck. Electric scooter rental companies or manufacturers may also be liable if the electric scooter involved in a motor vehicle accident is dangerous or defective. An attorney familiar with California personal injury law can determine whether you have a claim and who may be liable.
Reach out to Ride App Law Group, LLP to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. You can contact us online or call us at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we offer. Our personal injury attorneys can stand up to the insurance companies and demand the monetary compensation you deserve.