E-scooters & Personal Injury - What you need to know
Electric scooters, also known as e-scooters, have become a popular mode of transportation in many cities around the United States. They are often available for rent through companies that operate e-scooter sharing programs. These companies typically have a fleet of e-scooters that are available for rent on a short-term basis, and users can locate and rent available e-scooters using a smartphone app. It is important to follow safety tips. Therefore, the following links will take you to safety guidelines:
However, like any vehicle, there is a potential for accidents and injuries. If you have been injured in an e-scooter accident, there are a few things you should know.
First, it is important to seek medical attention right away, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries, such as concussions, may not be immediately apparent and can have serious long-term effects if not treated promptly.
Next, it is important to document the accident and your injuries. This includes taking pictures of the accident scene, the e-scooter, and your injuries, as well as getting contact information from any witnesses. This documentation can be important when it comes to filing a personal injury claim.
If you decide to file a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. This means showing that the other person failed to exercise reasonable care, and that this failure caused your injuries. In the case of an e-scooter accident, this could include things like a malfunctioning e-scooter, a poorly maintained e-scooter, or a driver who was distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you are successful in your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Razi Law Group can help you understand your rights and options, and can assist you in pursuing a claim.