Electric scooters have descended on city streets across the United States and here in Virginia. These little vehicles are touted as convenient methods of transportation for both recreational purposes and as “last mile” transport to a person’s destination. However, if you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving an electric scooter, contact the team at Randall Page, P.C., for help today. Securing compensation in the aftermath of an electric scooter accident can be difficult, and our Virginia personal injury lawyers are ready to investigate your claim today. We proudly serve residents throughout Virginia, including the areas of Suffolk, Courtland, and Emporia.
Some of the biggest names in the electric scooter industry are Lime and Bird, though there are others that are more localized. As electric scooters have moved into states and cities across the country, public health officials have become increasingly concerned about the severity of the injuries caused by accidents involving these devices. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized the seriousness of these crashes very quickly and conducted a study. They surveyed electric scooter accidents across the country and found that most injuries were largely preventable.
According to the CDC, head injuries topped the list of accident-related incidents involving electric scooters. However, these devices also regularly lead to:
In general, electric scooter riders sign a waiver of liability that will absolve the electric scooter company of any liability should an accident occur using their scooters. An exception to this could be if the companies provide defective scooters that then cause an accident and injuries.
Determining liability in an electric scooter accident will be very similar to determining liability in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. In many cases, these incidents are caused by careless or negligent drivers who failed to yield the right of way to the electric scooter rider. Conversely, various parties can be injured due to an inexperienced electric scooter rider. Some of the most commonly injured parties in electric scooter accidents include:
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a crash with an electric scooter, contact the team at Randall Page, P.C., for help with your case today. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys are ready to conduct a full investigation into your claim in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage for: