Top California Scooter Accident Lawyers
Our California scooter accident lawyers assist anyone who has been a victim of a scooter accident, regardless of whether the scooter was push, gas, or electric.
Scooter accidents have increased in California after firms such as Bird Rides, Inc., LimeBike, and Spin began offering scooter share programs across the state. You have the right to contact a lawyer to secure reasonable compensation for your injuries if you were hurt in a scooter accident.
Pedestrians, bikers, and scooter users can all sustain injuries in scooter accidents. Head injuries, broken bones, wounds, sprained wrists and ankles, and cuts are among the common accident injuries.
Depending on the specifics of a case, different defendants may be involved in scooter accident lawsuits. Parties who may be held accountable include:
- Negligent Scooter Operators
- Negligent Drivers
- Scooter Manufacturers (in product liability cases)
- Scooter Operators
A scooter accident lawyer not only has the option to file a case against one of these parties but also:
- Assist in gathering evidence against a negligent party.
- Submit an injury claim to the insurance company of a negligent party.
- Oversee the victim’s medical care, and increase the amount of compensation due to an injured party.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is a personal injury firm based in California that assists consumers in filing Bird and Lime scooter lawsuits. We work relentlessly for all our clients to obtain the highest potential settlement. Contact our law firm immediately to get the legal assistance you need by calling 800-333-0000.
What Are Some Of The Most Common Forms Of Scooter Accidents And Injuries?
In recent years, the number of scooter accidents has increased dramatically. According to a University of California San Francisco study, the number of scooter-related injuries and hospital admissions increased by 222% between 2014 and 2018, totaling more than 39,000 injuries. Furthermore, hospital admissions increased by 365% within the same time period, reaching approximately 3,300.
Scooter accidents can take many different forms.
Scooter riders can be wounded in a single crash caused by a malfunctioning gadget or a road danger. The following are examples of typical road hazards:
- Fallen Branches
Pedestrians can sustain scooter injuries in pedestrian accidents if they are struck by a push or motorized scooter. In addition, scooter operators may sustain significant injuries in accidents involving:
- Other Scooters
- Cars or Motor Vehicles (Including drivers for Lyft and Uber)
Common Injuries That Can Be Suffered In A Scooter Accident Include:
- Head Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Sprained Wrists and Ankles
Some scooter accidents are fatal, resulting in the death of the driver or another person.
It should be noted that California law establishes numerous rules that people must follow when using an electric scooter.
2 Scooter drivers, for example, must:
If they are under 18, wear a helmet, maintain a scooter speed of 15 mph or less, use designated bike lanes when operating a scooter, and have a valid driver’s license.
Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Scooter Accident In California?
The potentially liable parties in an electric scooter/E-scooter accident will differ depending on the facts of the case. For example, if a pedestrian is injured by a scooter, the pedestrian may be able to sue the scooter operator if the item was driven carelessly or negligently.
In circumstances where scooter drivers are harmed in a car accident, the scooter operators may be able to sue the irresponsible drivers. Suppose a scooter operator is hurt as a result of a scooter malfunction, the scooter driver may be able to file a lawsuit against the scooter manufacturer or the scooter operator.
Finally, scooter drivers may initiate a lawsuit against a government body if they are hurt as a result of inadequate maintenance of the following:
- Traffic Signs or Signals
What Can I Be Compensated For In A Scooter Accident Claim?
Note that people who file a personal injury claim following a scooter crash can try to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills and Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
If a person was killed in a scooter accident, the victim’s family members could likely bring a wrongful death suit against the at-fault party.
How Can A Scooter Accident Lawyer Help Me?
In scooter accident situations, personal injury lawyers from The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker are essential. For starters, they can assist injured victims in obtaining prompt medical treatment and managing a victim’s ongoing medical care.
Our professional lawyers can also investigate an accident and collect evidence to demonstrate that another party acted negligently, carelessly, or wrongfully.
Personal injury lawyers can also issue a demand letter to the individual or company liable for the scooter accident. A demand letter advises the at-fault party that the injured party intends to file a personal injury claim with the party’s insurance company.
If a claim is denied, a lawyer might file a lawsuit on behalf of the accident victim and litigate the case. It should be noted that legal claims take time and frequently involve the analysis and interpretation of complex legislation. Lawyers are often better equipped to navigate the legal system while interpreting the law for all parties involved.
What Are The Advantages Of Hiring A Scooter Accident Lawyer?
The Scooter accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker understand how much a lawsuit is worth. They will fight to get you the most significant potential payout possible.
They also understand where to look for hidden value in a case. Finding hidden value implies that a lawyer can assist a client in maximizing their compensation.
It’s also worth noting that scooter accidents might include many people. A scooter accident lawyer can locate appropriate insurance policies to reimburse injured victims for their losses in these circumstances.
Furthermore, lawyers are essential in managing a victim’s medical care in damage cases.
Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker Today!
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a scooter accident, please call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for your FREE case evaluation immediately.
We will strive relentlessly to obtain the highest possible compensation for your case.