One of the biggest trends in San Diego are the emergency of e-scooters, aka electric scooters. Companies such as “Lime” and “Bird” have dropped e-scooters all over San Diego. These e-scooters have the right to ride on roads and bicycle paths, but should not operate on sidewalks. An accident with an e-scooter can cause the rider serious injuries to either themselves, or if they rider has hit someone negligently.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a San Diego e-scooter accident, please contact Diana Legal today! You may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries. As they become more widely used, the potential for serious injuries will increase.
Why do clients choose Diana Legal?
We primarily focus on person injury law in Southern California, giving us the experience and in-depth knowledge of what is going on locally.
We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we do not charge legal fees unless we win the client a financial award.
An accident with an e-scooter can involved multiple insurance companies and individuals, the victim the driver and the scooter company. Understanding which insurer will hear your claim may take help from an experienced San Diego e-scooter attorney. We can take care of the legal process while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Diana Legal will make sure that you are not taken advantage of during the claims process.
WHY DO E-SCOOTER ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?
Most e-scooter accidents are caused by negligence. Riders who use Lime or Bird e-scooters may not understand safety practices or apply traffic laws. Many times these riders have never used an e-scooter and the scooters can reach speeds up to 15 mph. It is a riders responsibility to obey traffic laws and prevent possible collisions with cars or individuals.
Reasons for crashes could include negligence, alcohol, or reckless driving. These can all be reasons to cause major personal injuries. The increase in e-scooters on the roads in San Diego could cause an increase in e-scooter accidents and injuries.
WHO IS LIABLE?
In a collision between a vehicle or a scooter, the vehicle will always win. Some of the most common scooter injuries include broken jaws, brain injuries, internal bleeding, broken wrists, or facial fractures. Victims may require emergency care or a long time out of work. The total cost of an injury could get into the thousands.
Liability for a San Diego e-scooter accident typically depends on who caused the crash. If the driver of a motor vehicle caused the accident, then the injured scooter victim will file a claim with the driver’s insurance company. If there was a defect with the scooter, then the scooter company or manufacturer could share the liability.
CONTACT US TODAY
Users agree to a liability waiver in the app before they can use Bird or Lime e-scooters. This can make filing a claim with the company tricky. For assistance with your e-scooter accident personal injury claim, contact our San Diego attorneys. Call (619) 432-5145 to request your free consultation.