If a pedestrian is hit by an electric scooter driver, the driver is likely at fault for the pedestrian’s injuries. These collisions are often caused by the driver driving at an excessive speed; or the driver negligently and carelessly tries to avoid an obstacle but collides with a pedestrian.
These accidents are often caused by the electric scooter malfunctioning. In such cases, the electric scooter company may be at-fault for the accident and injuries. However, many electric scooter companies require users to sign an agreement that contains fault disclaimers or releases. These clauses are not always held as valid by Courts. This is why it is important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney, who will maximize your compensation for your injuries.
Electric scooters are often involved in accidents with other vehicles. In these cases, the driver of the vehicle is likely at-fault for the accident. Compensation for your injuries will be recovered from the driver’s insurance company.
Collisions between electric scooters and pedestrians are rising in frequency. However, the electric scooter driver is not always at-fault in these accidents. For example, the pedestrian may abruptly and negligently step in front of the scooter as it passes by. In such case, the pedestrian is likely at-fault. The driver would recover compensation for his injuries from the pedestrian’s homeowners insurance company.
One of the common causes of accidents involving electric scooters is fallen or misplaced debris and other obstructions near a construction site. If the construction company negligently left debris or other obstacles that caused your accident, the company is at-fault for your injuries.
Another common cause of accidents involving electric scooters is potholes. Due to the small size of an electric scooter’s wheels, potholes are very dangerous. If you were injured as a result of a pothole, the city may be at-fault for your injuries.