Electric scooters or e-scooters have become a popular choice for many people on the go in the United States, and this is so for fair reasons. A lot of people have stated that the machine is easy to maintain, is affordable, can be parked easily, saves time, and helps to get fit.
While these may be true, truer is the fact that the dangers of riding an electric scooter are far greater (and costlier) than its benefits.
With the increasing popularity of the use of e-scooter across the U.S., reports of accidents and injuries caused by the machine have also increased over the past few years.
A study carried out in 2018 by the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Public Transportation in Austin revealed that 20 people were injured for every 100,000 electronic scooter rides from September 2018 through November 2018, leading to severe injuries such as bone fractures and damaged organs.
In 2019, a further study was conducted by Portland’s Bureau of Transportation, and it reported that e-scooters had far higher accident rates than cars, motorbikes, and other modes of transportation. The study found that e-scooter riders suffer 2.2 injury accidents per 10,000 miles, which is much higher than the 0.05 accidents per 10,000 miles motorbike riders suffer and the 0.1 accidents per 10,000 miles suffered by motorists.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury caused by a scooter accident in Los Angeles, contact Golian Law Group to speak with a Los Angeles scooter accident attorney regarding your case.
Although accidents are not always predictable, a few situations may hold for the cause of an electronic scooter accident. It is better to be aware of these causes to avoid or prevent them from happening. Some common e-scooter causes may include:
Electric scooter accidents can cause various kinds of physical injuries such as
Depending on the severity of your injury, the first thing you should do after being involved in a scooter accident is to go to a safe place and get medical attention.
Ensure to collect the contact information and other important detail of the other parties involved in the accident. This may include their license plate number, driver’s license number, and insurance information if they were driving a motor vehicle. You should also take pictures and document the event of the accident – from before it happened to after. If there were any eyewitnesses, be sure to document their side of the story and collect their contact information as well. Doing all of these helps you remember the necessary details later.
If you have sustained serious injuries or suffered property damage from a scooter accident, have the accident reported to the police and provide detailed information about the event of the incident. Be sure to request a copy of the report as this could be used as evidence later when you want to get compensation.
Reaching out to a personal injury attorney after a scooter accident is a smart move to make especially if you are seeking to receive compensation. An expert Los Angeles Electric scooter accident lawyer would fight to protect your rights and interest, making sure you receive the compensation that you deserve. Other things an scooter accident attorney can do for you include: ensuring that you receive the best medical care, gathering your reports for evidence’s sake, and negotiating the best settlement deal for you.
The lawyers at Golian Law group strive to deliver the best solution possible for their clients. We would love to play a part in your satisfaction and happiness which is why we are always ready to help when a client calls us regarding a personal injury case. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or property damage because of an electronic scooter accident, reach out to us at (310) 801-3028 for a free evaluation and to get started on your case.