With scooter rental and sharing companies popping up all throughout the state, electric scooters have surged in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, studies show that accidents and injuries associated with e-scooters are also on the rise. While you might assume that most electric scooter accidents occur between scooters and motor vehicles, or scooters and stationary objects, a surprising number of scooter crashes involve pedestrians.
Riders Have a Duty to Operate Their Scooters Safely to Avoid Injuring Others
Electric scooter manufacturers must make sure that their designs, components, and final products are free of defects. Likewise, e-scooter retailers, rental companies, and scooter-share companies must take reasonable steps to maintain their products to ensure consumer and public safety. When an individual or company fails to uphold their duty to others and this negligence leads to an accident, they could be held liable for the resulting injuries and losses.
If you were hit by an electric scooter while walking or jogging—or sustained injuries taking evasive action to avoid a direct collision—you may be entitled to compensation. At the Inland Empire Law Group, our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you recover for a wide range of economic and non-economic damages, including accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, physical pain and suffering, psychological trauma, and scarring or disfigurement.
The members of our esteemed legal team can help you protect your rights, handling all aspects of your claim from start to finish. We'll investigate the accident, gather important evidence—such as medical documentation and scooter maintenance records—handle communications with the other party's insurance company or defense attorney, negotiate and evaluate settlement offers, and even take your scooter and pedestrian accident case to trial. Our injury recovery specialists are there when you need us. We may be able to help you recover damages even if you were partially responsible.
Hurt in a Scooter and Pedestrian Accident? Find Out How We Can Help
Contact the Inland Empire Law Group today at (888) 694-3529 or (909) 481-0100 to request an appointment for a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your case with us.