It’s now commonplace to see dockless scooters hanging around street corners. These scooters are waiting for you to come along and enjoy a ride. There are a lot of benefits to riding electric scooters around Los Angeles. For one thing, they allow you to avoid the heavily congested streets of LA. For another, they’re easy to use, easy to find, and cheap.
Although there are many more benefits to electric scooters, there are some drawbacks, as well. You aren’t well-protected when riding a scooter, which means you could be injured if you collide with a motor vehicle. Because you are crossing major intersections and riding alongside automobiles, you could be struck and injured in an accident.
What can you do if you’ve been struck? Are you allowed to sue the person responsible?
Figuring Out What Caused Your Scooter Accident and Who Is Liable
You can be struck and injured while riding a scooter or you could be hurt in other ways. If someone else’s actions caused your accident, you might have a case for personal injury. If you can prove that another person’s actions resulted in your injury, you could be awarded compensation through your claim.
Your claim will need to be submitted with the at-fault person’s insurance company. So, how do you figure out who to sue? First, you must figure out what caused your scooter accident.
Was it a reckless driver who struck you? The driver could be to blame. Was your accident caused by a scooter malfunction? Perhaps the scooter manufacturer is to blame. Were you injured when falling into an uncovered manhole? Maybe the government is to blame.
Once you figure out the cause, you can submit your claim with that person’s insurer. But you will need to be able to prove what happened and demonstrate how the person’s actions were negligent and resulted in your injuries.
Compensation for an Electric Scooter Accident
Your dockless scooter accident probably left you with injuries. Your injuries probably caused you damages. Damages are negative ways the accident affected your life. For instance, if you were hurt and required medical treatment, you could be paying for medical treatment costs. Both your injuries and the costs associated with them are damages.
Your settlement could compensate you for all of your damages, including lost work wages, pain and suffering, cost of physical therapy, scarring, disfigurement, permanent injury, financial expenses, and lost life enjoyment.
Consider Working with a Dockless Scooter Accident Attorney
You’ve been hurt due to someone else’s behavior, and you have every right to seek justice and damages for what you’ve been through. E-scooter accidents could leave you in pain and struggling with medical bills.
Contact a personal injury lawyer at Custodio & Dubey LLP to learn more about your options for recovering compensation. Reach our firm through the case consultation form on this page or call us at 213-593-9095. You could receive a free case consultation when you get ahold of an attorney from our firm.