Are you on board with the electric scooter craze? Rentable, or “shareable”, dockless electric scooters are all the rage in California and cities across the nation.
The appeal is easy to see, and they may one day be such a natural part of transportation that we don’t think twice about them. But like with all new forms of transportation, there are a lot of kinks to work out right now. Safety and reliability is highly questionable, laws for riders are still in flux and for those who get hurt, determining liability can be a nightmare.
Sheridan & Rund, PC, can help you navigate the tricky territory of electric scooter claims so that you can get the compensation you need and deserve.
Who Can be Held Liable for Your Scooter Accident Injuries?
Let’s start with the basics. Depending on the circumstances in your accident, one or more of the following may be to blame for your scooter accident injuries:
- Driver who caused your accident
- Scooter company, such as Bird, Lime or Spin
- Scooter manufacturer
- Scooter rider
- Municipality, if caused by roadway defect
- Business or property owner, under premises liability
Determining who is at fault is just the first step. For example, if the driver of a car was to blame for your accident, you will seek compensation from their auto insurance company, but if you were injured by another scooter rider, it gets more complicated. Scooter riders are not required to carry liability insurance to pay for the injuries that they cause like drivers of traditional motor vehicles. You may be able to turn to their homeowner’s insurance, if they have it.
Our electric scooter accident attorneys will pursue every avenue of compensation for you.
If you were injured in a California Lime, Bird or Spin electric scooter accident, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Electric scooter accident claims are more complex than most auto and pedestrian accident lawsuits, and you’ll need the help of an experienced and tenacious scooter injury attorney to recover the full compensation you deserve.
Call Sheridan & Rund, PC, today at 855-295-6112 or email us now to schedule your free consultations.