Florida Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer Handling Scooter Accident Cases
While riding a scooter can be a fun, efficient and environmentally-friendly way to get where you need to be, it can also be dangerous. While the electric scooter phenomenon remains fairly new, data from Consumer Reports indicate that there were more than 1,500 scooter accidents in the U.S. in 2018, with an unknown number of accidents going unreported.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an electric scooter crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Similar to other types of accidents, scooter accidents are often the result of someone’s negligence – and this “someone” often is not the scooter rider. Scooter defects can lead to accidents as well, and determining the cause of the accident is one of the first steps toward securing just compensation for injuries sustained in an electric scooter accident.
Common Types of Electric Scooter Accidents
All types of scooter accidents have the potential to result in serious and fatal injuries. Attorney Dan Arnold represents individuals and families in Florida in electric scooter accident cases involving:
- Accidents involving slippery surfaces, gravel and debris
- Bike and pedestrian lane accidents
- Collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists
- Collisions with stationary objects (such as sign posts and barriers)
- Crosswalk accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rear-end, front-end and sideswipe accidents
- Scooter falls
- Scooter malfunction and defect accidents
- Sidewalk and road defect accidents
Common Causes of Electric Scooter Accidents
Regardless of the nature of your (or your loved one’s) accident, determining the cause is the key to recovering just compensation. Some of the most-common causes of electronic scooter accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Road and sidewalk maintenance issues and defects
- Scooter maintenance issues and defects
In order to determine the cause of an accident, it is important to conduct an investigation as soon as possible. Evidence may be available to prove liability, but this evidence can also disappear quickly. From skid marks on the road to damage to the scooter and the vehicle involved (if any), collecting critical evidence before it disappears is essential to filing a successful claim for financial compensation. Collecting evidence is not something you should try to do on your own. You need a professional investigator to examine the scene of the accident, and this requires engaging the services of a reputable personal injury law firm.
In addition to hiring a law firm to conduct an investigation, there are several other important steps you need to take after an electronic scooter accident as well. To learn more, you can read: What to Do if You or a Loved One are in a Scooter Crash.
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Our firm provides legal representation for electronic scooter accident cases. To learn about your rights in a free and confidential consultation, call us at 954-764-4849 or request an appointment online today. We handle all scooter accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we win.