Scooters are here to stay. Scooters are becoming increasingly popular. As we see a rise in the scooters on the road, there is a subsequent rise in scooter accidents. Scooterists are just as susceptible to serious bodily injury or death as a motorcyclist. Scooterists can be thrown into the air due to impact, some scooterists will flip multiple times in the air with the scooter landing on top of the scooterist, and sometimes scooterists will be thrown into nearby traffic, polls, or buildings. Often these scooterists were following the rules of the road, but a negligent or reckless motorist caused the accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death.
Have you been injured in a scooter accident? If so, it is important you speak with an attorney as soon as possible due to the specific legal issues surrounding scooter accidents. Motorcyclist and scooterists may be victims of societal stigma surrounding alternative forms of transportation. Insurance companies may immediately assume the accident was caused by the scooter rider. At Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation, our personal injury attorneys will stand up for your rights and make sure that the negligent driver is held responsible for their actions.
The cost of treating injuries incurred on a scooter can soar to thousands of dollars. Scooter accidents may include spinal injuries, head injuries, a coma, bone fractures, broken bones, crushed bones, amputation, disfigurement, burns, scrapes, internal injuries, lung injuries, and some collisions result in death. If you were involved in a scooter accident, you may require rehabilitation, surgery, or long-term care.
The U.S. Department of Transportation suggests the following tips to guard against scooter accidents: 1) wear appropriate protective gear, 2) maintain a safe speed, 3) drive defensively, 4) always wear a helmet, 5) don’t share a lane with another vehicle, 6) watch for blind spots, 7) prepare for weather conditions, and 8) take your scooter in for regular maintenance.
Our clients are our number one priority. At Harrison Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation, our clients are heard. We are available to give you and your case the attention and assistance you deserve. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our firm. Our attorneys will accommodate you morning, noon, or night, 7 days a week. All consultations are free. We are here for you; contact our office today at (310) 598-1719.