Sacramento Rental Scooter Accident Attorneys
As E-Scooters by Bird, Lime, Jump, Spin, and Other Tech Companies Have Spread, so Have Reports of Serious Injuries to Riders.
E-scooters have now become another part of the modern cityscape, and as advantageous as they are when it comes to short commutes and outings, some rides inevitably end in accidents and injuries. Like bicyclists, scooter riders are not quite pedestrians—their vehicles allow them to move faster than those who are traveling on foot—but neither do they have the safety features available to those who travel by car. Legislators are still trying to figure out if and how they should regulate the industry, but those who have been injured do not have time to wait for their answers.
The Sacramento E-Scooter lawyers at Kershaw, Cook & Talley can help you file for compensation against any negligent driver who hit you while you were riding a scooter. We have seen firsthand how serious the injuries from scooter accidents can be, and we want to help you file for the compensation you need to move forward.
Call today at (916) 520-6639 for a free consultation. We are here to explain your rights if you were injured in a scooter accident.
Experienced Scooter Accident Attorneys on Your Side
Our Sacramento team has over 100 years of combined experience fighting for accident victims. We see it as our duty to help those who were injured by negligent drivers. You deserve a fair settlement that matches the extent of your needs. We understand the long-ranging effects of serious accidents and injuries, which allows us to proactively advocate for our clients.
Kershaw, Cook & Talley offers personal attention to every client we work with. We understand your case is unique, which is why our team is here to listen to your story and build a strategy to meet your needs. After being injured by a negligent driver, you deserve a team that will fight hard for you. Reach out to us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal rights and what we can do to protect them.
When Can I File a Scooter Accident Claim?
Like anyone on the road, scooter riders have a responsibility to follow traffic laws and put safety first. There are plenty of dangers that riders are responsible for avoiding, from potholes to collisions with objects in their path to the dangers of attaining unsafe speeds. One study of scooter injuries showed that 16% involved another car, and 55% of these accidents happened in the street rather than on the sidewalk (33%) or another location.
Negligent drivers can cause scooter accidents in many ways:
- Backing out of garages and driveways into riders
- Opening doors into riders’ paths
- Pulling out of alleyways, parking lots, or roadside parking into an oncoming scooter
- Failing to yield to scooters crossing streets
- Turning into a scooter’s path
Because many e-scooters can travel up to 15 mph, drivers may underestimate their speed of approach and accidentally cut them off. Or, because a scooter and its rider have a much smaller profile than the average car, an inattentive driver may not even see you coming. If you were hit by a driver who violated your right of way, you are likely eligible to file for compensation.
The most common type of injury reported by victims of scooter accidents is head injury, which may involve a traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, or facial injury. Accidents can also cause spinal cord injuries, broken bones and multiple fractures, and damage to internal organs.
Compensation You Can Receive After a Scooter Accident
Those who were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can file for all the damages (expenses and losses) caused by the incident. This includes the cost of an ambulance ride and ER visit as well as long-term effects like:
- Future medical needs
- Physical/vocational rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Assistive devices
- Renovations to make homes/vehicles accessible
- Pain and suffering
Those who suffer catastrophic injuries in scooter accidents will see their lives change in many ways: They may be unable to keep their jobs, continue to enjoy hobbies, or care and provide for their loved ones. Pursuing compensation with a personal injury lawsuit can help accident victims find a plan for the future.
Speak to one of our scooter accident attorneys at (916) 520-6639. Kershaw, Cook & Talley has a strong reputation for fighting for innocent injury victims in and around Sacramento.