7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases - Norden Leacox

7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases

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Mistakes to Avoid Making

 Let’s say you’re involved in an accident while on your scooter because there was a driver who cut you off on the road and you crashed. The driver is the liable party. Do not admit guilt to this driver if you want any chance of compensation. You might want to be apologetic but saying it was your fault is not going to help you, especially since you don’t know for sure who caused the accident until it is investigated.

The liable party is going to be represented by an insurance company. Shortly after your accident, the insurance company is going to reach out to you to get a recorded statement. You have no legal obligation to give them a recorded statement. In fact, most of the time we recommend you do not give them a statement of any kind. They can use your answers against you to weaken your case which means you get an unfair result. Allow one of our Orlando scooter accident attorneys to handle communication with them.

Defending Scooter Accident Victims

Bird, Lime, Jump, Lyft, Wheels, Bird and Lynx City— these are the companies providing scooter services, and they are becoming more and more popular. They can be rented by the hour or by the day, and there are even monthly memberships available.  They are fun to ride and a convenient way to get around.  Riding them, however, does come with some risks.

Some of the most common cause of scooter accidents are caused by motorists and include:

  • Drivers cutting off scooters
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Passing when unsafe to do so
  • Driving while impaired
  • Opening car doors in front of a scooter

If someone else’s carelessness caused your injury while you were riding a scooter you may be entitled to compensation. Possible Defendants in scooter accidents involving motor vehicles include the driver of the vehicle that hit you and the owner(s) of that vehicle.  Also, if the driver was operating the vehicle while working for a company, that company can also be liable for your injuries.

Not all scooter accidents are due to other motor vehicles. Unfortunately, these scooters are sometimes poorly maintained, which can result in crashes and injuries.  Scooters need to be routinely inspected and maintained, but often they are not.  Instead, these companies often put profits over safety, which puts the users at risk.  If you were injured due to a defective and poorly maintained scooter you may be entitled to compensation.

The lawyers at Norden Leacox have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases.  They will provide you with a free consultation, advising you of your legal rights and what courses of action they recommend, as well as providing you with a strategy for getting your case resolved.  If the case cannot be resolved out of Court, the experienced Orlando scooter accident attorneys of Norden Leacox will file a lawsuit on your behalf, and aggressively represent you in court.  Although most cases settle prior to trial, if the case requires a jury trial, they will present your case to the jury using the many years of experience they have in both defending insurance companies and large corporations and representing injured people.

Why Choose Norden Leacox

  • We spent many years representing insurance companies, large companies and corporations. We use that experience and inside knowledge of the Defense to benefit you.
  • We have over 30 years’ experience handling personal injury cases like scooter accidents.
  • Scooter accidents can involve complex issues of law due to some of the companies being out of the State or even out of the Country.
  • Our Orlando scooter accident attorneys have the experience in trial and are not afraid to face large companies and corporations in court.
  • We provide a free consultation.
  • Many people don’t hire attorneys because they assume the fees and costs are too high. We charge no upfront fees or costs, however, and we only get paid if we recover for you.

Call Our Orlando Scooter Accident Attorneys Today

Contact Norden Leacox today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our experienced trial lawyers. We will answer any questions you have with no obligation to hire our firm. We can explain and help you understand the available compensation to you under the law and what to expect from the legal process.  If you decide you need our Orlando scooter accident attorneys to fight the insurance company to get full compensation for you, they will be there for you.