If you were seriously injured as a result of an accident on a scooter caused by someone else’s negligence, please call us as soon as possible to get the representation you need. Our Orlando scooter accident lawyers can help you get justice for your damages. Call today for a free first consultation. Our personal injury attorneys can fight for your rights.

Mistakes to Avoid after an Electric Scooter Collision

If a motorist cut you off on the road and caused you to crash your scooter, the driver would be considered the liable party. Do not admit guilt to this driver if you want any chance of recovering 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 scooter accident until it is investigated.

The liable party is going to be represented by an insurance company. Shortly after your electric scooter crash, 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, we recommend that you do not give them a statement of any kind. They can use your answers against you to weaken your scooter collision case, which means you will get an unfair result. Allow one of our Orlando attorneys to handle communication with them.

Defending Scooter Accident Victims

The electric scooter services provided by companies like Bird, Lime, Jump, Lyft, Wheels, and Lynx City 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 offer a convenient way to get around. Riding them, however, does come with some risks.

Some of the most common causes of scooter accidents involving motorists include:

  • Drivers cutting off scooters
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Passing when it’s 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 collision claims 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 held liable for your injuries.

Not all scooter accidents are due to other motor vehicle operators, however. Unfortunately, electric 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.

Contact Our Orlando Scooter Accident Attorneys Today

Choose Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law to represent your interests after a scooter collision borne of negligence. Schedule a free consultation with one of our steadfast Orlando scooter accident lawyers today to get the justice you deserve.

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