Boca Raton Scooter Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been outdoors in public lately, you’ve surely noticed the electric scooters that are taking over the streets and the sidewalks in cities across the country. These scooters, including Bird, Lime, and Jump, give people an eco-friendly mode of transportation.
E-scooter ridership rates have soared, which has also increased the number of scooter accidents. Over the course of five years, nearly 3,300 patients checked into hospitals with scooter-related injuries. Additionally, accidents involving electric scooters accounted for 29 fatalities since 2018.
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to a scooter malfunction or from another person’s negligence, we want to help. Contact our Boca Raton electric scooter attorneys to find out if you are entitled to compensation for damages.
Who is Liable for Electric Scooter Accidents?
Since electric scooters are not considered motor vehicles, issues can surface when you try to determine how the law applies to your accident. When you factor in that each Florida county can apply its own unique ordinances, things get confusing fast. The following are a few liability concerns to keep in mind.
Is the insurance company liable?
It’s quite common for insurance companies to assign blame to one another to avoid paying compensation for injuries. The back-and-forth happens most often between health insurance companies and auto insurers. An experienced attorney will navigate the minefield by factoring in the local and state laws to build a solid legal case on your behalf.
Is the Manufacturer at Fault?
The scooter manufacturers use liability disclaimers in their user agreement. In other words, they want to transfer all of the risk and responsibility for accidents directly to the scooter user.
For example, let’s say you are riding an electric scooter, and you fall and suffer a head injury. Of course, the manufacturer’s user agreement states that you must wear a helmet, which is a little contradictory since they don’t provide a helmet. What’s more, many states do not have any laws requiring you to wear a helmet.
Experienced legal representation is important
While the popularity of electric scooters has skyrocketed in recent years, the law hasn’t exactly kept up. Very few regulations are on the books. That means recovering damages in a civil suit for a scooter-related injury can be very complicated.
That’s why you need an experienced Boca Raton scooter accident attorney who knows how the state and local laws apply to your situation. We know how to fight manufacturers and insurance companies and can help you get the compensation for damages you deserve.
Contact a Boca Raton Electric Scooter Accident Attorney for Immediate Help
We realize an e-scooter accident can cause considerable pain. We also know that compensation from an electric scooter lawsuit won’t come close to healing your pain. It is our hope that compensation can help you recover the damages you’ve suffered, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional. The sooner you are made whole financially, the sooner you can concentrate on your recovery.
Contact Demand the Limits now to schedule a free case evaluation now. Our Boca Raton electric scooter accident lawyers will answer your questions and make sure you have the knowledge you need.