California E-Scooter Accident Lawyers
Within the last few years, electric scooters or E-scooters as they’re also called, have soared in popularity throughout California and surrounding areas. It’s easy to understand why – E-scooters are a less expensive alternative to cars and taxis, and are more convenient than walking. Although they may not seem as dangerous as cars or other modes of transportation, E-scooters can pose a significant risk to riders, pedestrians, and other vehicles.
If you or a loved one was injured in an E-scooter accident in California, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer at Adamson Ahdoot LLP right away. Accidents involving electric scooters can be caused by a number of factors and therefore, involve several sources of compensation like the manufacturer of the scooter. Our talented team of attorneys will work tirelessly to determine the cause of the accident and who may be liable financially.
Common Causes of Los Angeles E-Scooter Accidents
In the city of Los Angeles, E-scooter operators are given almost the same rights and rules as vehicle drivers. In the eyes of the law, accidents involving these types of scooters are treated like almost any accident involving a motor vehicle. Victims of car accidents who take legal action must prove they got hurt by someone else’s reckless actions and it’s the same for victims of E-scooter accidents when looking to get money for injury-related damages.
Some of the more common situations where another person or company may be at fault for an E-scooter accident include:
- The driver of another vehicle was driving while distracted
- The driver of another vehicle failed to see you because his or her view was obstructed
- The driver of another vehicle was driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- The condition of the road affected your ability to maneuver the scooter
- The scooter possessed defects of faulty parts
The factors contributing to the cause of your accident will affect the outcome of your case, which is why it’s important a thorough investigation be conducted as soon as possible after the accident. Call a California
E-scooter accident attorney now so key evidence is not lost.
Pedestrians Accidents Involving E-Scooters
Until recently, the regulations applied to E-scooter operation and use wasn’t always as clear cut as rules regarding car use. According to city law, E-scooters aren’t permitted on sidewalks and all operators must have a valid driver’s license or permit. Despite these laws, however, Los Angeles has seen a rise in accidents involving electric scooters and pedestrians. Most recently, a man suspected of driving an electric scooter while intoxicated was arrested after tragically striking and killing a pedestrian in Venice.
If you suffered an injury after being hit by an E-scooter, a skilled California electric scooter accident attorney can review the details of your case and give you sound advice on how to proceed. If your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of an E-scooter driver, you may be able to collect compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
California E-Scooter Accident-Related Injuries
E-scooters aren’t allowed to go more than 15MPH while on streets, but some can reach speeds of 50MPH and more. Traveling at a low speed of 15MPH can pose a risk to a rider even with a helmet. Drivers are required to wear a helmet when riding an electric scooter, but helmets only offer the head protection and not the rest of the body.
E-scooter accidents can cause devastating injuries like:
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Road rash injuries
- Amputation injuries.
How to Collect Funds for a Serious Accident Injury
Serious injuries can be very expensive to treat, putting unnecessary financial strain on a victim. If you are faced with the burdening cost of treating a serious injury following an E-scooter accident, seek qualified legal representation. With a knowledgeable attorney by your side, your chances of getting compensation are much higher than with the representation of an inexperienced personal injury lawyer.
You deserve the highest amount of compensation for:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor visits
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost earnings from taking time of work
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical pain and suffering.
To learn how you can collect funds for an injury suffered in an E-scooter accident, contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP for a free case review. In order for you to get money for injury-related damages you must file a claim against the person or company responsible for the accident. The legal process can be daunting, however, and it’s not as easy as it may seem to get money for damages. With a California E-scooter accident attorney representing you, you can feel confident knowing your case is:
- Thoroughly investigated
- Clear on how and why the accident occured
- Properly valued with your present, past, and future needs considered
- Not dismissed by large corporations and their insurance companies
- Ready for court if a reasonable agreement can’t be reached.
Contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP Today for a No Cost Consultation
After being injured while riding an E-scooter manufactured by Lime, Jump, Lyft, Bird or any other manufacturer, contact Adamson Ahdoot LLP today for a no cost consultation. During a consultation, we’ll discuss the details of your accident and help you decide if moving forward with a claim is within your best interest.
We treat every client with care, but take an aggressive legal approach. Getting you the highest amount of compensation possible for your injuries is our priority and we won’t rest until we have successfully settled your case. Call (800) 310-1606 to arrange a time for you to sit down with one of our California electric scooter accident lawyers.