Personal Injury Lawyer for Rental eScooter Accidents in Florida
Numerous electric scooter rental companies operate in major cities across the country. While some cities have banned electric scooter (or eScooter) rentals due to safety concerns for riders and pedestrians, new rentable scooter brands seem to be popping up in cities on a near-daily basis.
If you have been injured in an electric scooter accident, there are various parties that could potentially be responsible for your injury-related losses. Our firm represents scooter accident victims and their families in cases against rental companies including (but not limited to):
Bird was an early pioneer in the rentable electric scooter market. Bird’s dockless electric scooters are currently available for rent in more than 100 cities around the world, including Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and numerous other U.S. locations from Washington, D.C. to Santa Monica, California.
Reportedly backed by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, Bolt Mobility is a Miami-based electric scooter rental company that also operates in Atlanta, Nashville and Portland.
Lime currently offers electric scooter rentals in 27 states. It operates in more than 80 cities, including Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, Orlando, Southern Miami and unincorporated Miami Dade in Florida alone.
Ridesharing company Lyft now offers electronic scooter rentals as well. Lyft conducted its initial launch in 15 “select areas” of the United States, including Alexandra, Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Mesa, Miami, Nashville, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Monica, Scottsdale and Washington D.C.
Well-known scooter brand Razor has launched an eScooter rental program that it calls Razor Share. Razor encourages its riders to, “ride in bike lanes, wear a helmet, ride safely and park by bike racks and out of the right of way. DO NOT ride on sidewalks, with minors, with more than one person on a scooter, or park in pedestrian walkways, wheelchair accessible paths, driveways, crosswalks or loading zones.”
Skip is a San Francisco-based electric scooter rental company. It promotes “a responsible approach” to eScooter rentals and offers free helmets to active riders (with a $10 shipping charge). Skip currently operates in San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Owned by Ford Motor Co., Spin is quickly expanding to cities across the country. It offers “dockless mobility systems in cities and campuses around the [United States].”
Vacation Rental Companies
In addition to these types of eScooter rental companies, many local vacation rental companies offer hourly and daily scooter rentals as well. Regardless of where (or from whom) you rented your scooter, if you were injured in an accident, you owe it to yourself to speak with an attorney about your legal rights.
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For more information about seeking financial compensation for injuries you or a loved one sustained in an electric scooter accident, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in confidence, call 954-764-4849 or tell us about your accident online now.