Campbell E-Scooter Accident Lawyer
If you have been anywhere with heavy foot traffic over the last few years, whether you live by the beach, a park, a shopping district, or in a tourist-heavy spot, you have likely noticed the rise of electronic scooters. E-scooter rental services such as Bird and Lime offer convenient, readily-available short distance transportation when driving is unnecessary but walking would be inconvenient. E-scooters are not, however, without their risks. A growing number of people across the country are suffering serious injury either while riding e-scooters or when struck by negligent scooter riders. If you were injured in an accident involving an e-scooter in Campbell, you have the right to recover damages from the person at fault. We can help.
The seasoned e-scooter accident attorneys at Solution Now Law Firm are dedicated to helping accident victims secure the compensation they deserve after incidents of all kinds. We will investigate your claims, determine who is properly at fault, and hold those parties responsible for the harm you have suffered. Do not let your fractures, head trauma, muscle tears, traumatic brain injury, emotional distress, or other injuries go uncompensated. You do not have to deal with your medical costs and other expenses alone. We can help.
The Growing Dangers of E-Scooters
Electric scooters can be a fun and economical way to get around, but they can be dangerous. The typical e-scooter rider is inexperienced and is likely to be riding without a helmet or any other safety apparatus. The laws and regulations concerning electronic scooter riding can be unclear, and few actually know them–are e-scooters permitted on sidewalks, or are they limited to street use? Are there rules about where they can be parked after use? Different states, cities and counties have different restrictions. Safety experts have begun conducting studies to determine whether e-scooters pose a greater risk than many realize.
One study found that electric scooters were connected to at least 1,500 injuries and deaths across the country in 2018. Another study by UCLA found over 249 emergency room visits from scooter accidents in a year in just two LA-area hospitals. In the same time period, there were only 181 pedestrian accidents and 195 bicycle riders who were treated for traffic accident injuries at those locations. The majority (80 percent) of the scooter injuries were caused by falls, while another 11 percent were connected to a collision.
If you were hurt in an electric scooter accident, you are not alone. Whether you were hurt by a negligent driver, an erratic scooter rider, or due to a manufacturing defect in the scooter itself, you have the right to compensation. A dedicated e-scooter injury attorney at Solution Now Law Firm will help you investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine who can and should be held liable for your injuries.
E-Scooter Accident Risk Factors
There are generally three types of accidents that lead to e-scooter injury claims:
- A negligent e-scooter rider collides with another person, such as a pedestrian, bike rider, or other e-scooter rider
- A negligent driver, motorcycle rider, or bike rider collides with an e-scooter
- An e-scooter rider crashes due to other causes such as a defective scooter, a cracked street or sidewalk, or a misplaced object
Depending on the nature of the accident, different parties may be at fault. If an accident was caused by a defective scooter, then the scooter rental company such as Lime or Bird should be held liable. If a scooter rider was hit by an erratic driver swerving or failing to account for bike and scooter traffic, that driver is responsible. Likewise, negligent e-scooter riders must be held to task if their actions lead to the injury of another person.
Some risk factors that commonly contribute to e-scooter accidents include the following:
- Road and sidewalk damage or other city maintenance hazards
- Riding while intoxicated
- Distracted, drowsy, or drunk drivers
- Careless pedestrians
- Failure to yield
- Riding off-road, especially in difficult terrain such as sand or grass
- Car door opening
- Speeding and other dangerous driving tactics
Call for Help With an E-Scooter Injury Claim in Campbell
Solution Now Law Firm is here to help if you or someone you care about has been injured in an electric scooter accident in Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or across the Bay Area. We offer personalized representation, tailored to the circumstances of your case and to your needs as a client. Reach out to our Campbell e-scooter injury legal team to find out how we can help you. Call us today at 408-256-2871 or reach out via email for a free case evaluation.