Riding an eScooter can be fun, but it can also be dangerous. Studies have shown that hospitalizations resulting from scooter accidents tend to increase dramatically after the introduction of rentable eScooters into new cities and other locations. Non-riders can suffer injuries in Scooter-related accidents as well. Regardless of what happened, if you were injured by an electric scooter or while riding one, you owe it to yourself to speak with a Florida scooter injury lawyer about your legal rights.
The rise in popularity of rentable electric scooters has led to a wave of accidents in cities across the United States. From Florida to California, eScooters dropped off at street corners and other locations offer a new and fun means of transportation, but they also present serious risks for riders and pedestrians. From throttle failures to trip hazards, and from sudden speed changes to lack of safety equipment, scooters present many dangers, and these dangerous can lead to life-altering injuries for unsuspecting riders and pedestrians.
But, eScooters themselves are not the only dangers. Aggressive, careless and distracted drivers have caused many scooter accidents, as have sidewalk defects and roadway hazards. In fact, there are numerous factors that can cause and contribute to electric scooter accidents; and, for victims and their families, identifying the cause of the accident is a critical early step on the road to recovery.
Florida scooter injury lawyer Dan Arnold brings more than 25 years of experience to representing scooter accident victims and their families. Dan handles cases against all of the major eScooter rental companies as well as claims against drivers, riders, municipalities and other parties. If you need legal representation, Dan can help, and your first step is to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights.
What should you do after an accident involving an electric scooter? Who is liable for your injuries? What steps do you need to take in order to protect yourself and your family? These are all important questions that Dan can help you answer. There is other information you need to know as well; and, to get started, we encourage you to read:
While some electric scooter accident cases may require going to court, others can be resolved through arbitration, and others still will result in negotiated settlements. In fact, the vast majority of cases never go to trial or arbitration. With decades of experience representing accident victims, Dan can accurately calculate your current and future losses while building a convincing argument for settling your claim out of court. However, if filing a lawsuit or proceeding to arbitration is in your best interests, you can rest assured that your Florida scooter injury lawyer will do whatever it takes to win the financial compensation you deserve.
Bird, the first of what would become many electric scooter (or eScooter) rental companies operating in major cities around the United States, was founded in 2017. In the short time since, Scooter accidents have spawned a wave of lawsuits, including numerous individual and class action lawsuits against Bird and the scooter rental companies that have followed in its path. While Bird and other companies promote their electrice scooters as easy and efficient ways to get around town, experience has shown that these scooters can be remarkably dangerous, and unsuspecting riders can suffer severe traumatic injuries in collisions and other types of accidents.
Prior and current lawsuits filed against scooter rental companies and other parties have included allegations such as:
Located in Fort Lauderdale, our scooter injury law firm provides experienced legal representation for eScooter accident victims. If you or a loved one has been injured while riding an electric scooter or in any other type of scooter-related accident, we encourage you to call 954-764-4849 or contact us online for a free consultation.