ELECTRIC SCOOTER ACCIDENTS
Electric Scooter Accidents
Electric scooters are rapidly growing in popularity in Los Angeles and Southern California. However, this rise in popularity has coincided with a rising number of electric scooter accidents. These accidents raise issues regarding which persons are at-fault. Also, these accidents may result in substantial physical injuries, medical bills, and lost income. The experienced attorneys at Slatter Law Firm will aggressively fight to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Accidents involving electric scooters are governed by the laws of negligence. These cases often have disputes regarding which persons are at-fault for the accident and resulting injuries and property damage. Below are examples where a particular person may be at-fault for these accidents.
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.
As such, it is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, who will conduct a thorough investigation to identify all at-fault persons. Additionally, you must timely file your lawsuit in order to receive compensation for your injuries. This time period is two years from your injury date.
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Contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney today if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a dangerous road condition. Slatter Law Firm has been helping individuals injured due to car accidents and slip and falls throughout Los Angeles and Southern California for over four decades. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at (310) 405-0964 or contact us online.