A scooter can be a great option for transportation around a crowded city, and with the rapid expansions of companies like Lime and Bird, the choices are becoming more and more available each day. While these modes of transportation can be extremely liberating and relatively low cost, there are many risks inherent with their usage that you should be aware of. Luckily, there are lawyers available to help you in the event that you are injured, so that you can get the compensation that you deserve and are able to move forward with your life.
1-800-Injured provides victims of scooter accidents with access to attorneys in their area who are ready to take on their cases today. You can be nearly certain that when you file your claim with the insurance company that they will attempt to poke holes in your story, find fault wherever possible, and ultimately leverage the fact that electric scooter accidents are fairly new—as opposed to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of crashes—so that they can convince you to accept a smaller settlement. When you are working with an attorney, you have an experienced partner through this process.
Read more below to get a general idea about scooter accidents and personal injury claims, and contact 1-800-Injured now to get connected with an attorney today.
Seeking Compensation After a Scooter Accident Claim
As with any personal injury, if you are the victim of someone else’s recklessness or negligence on the road, then you deserve compensation. As electric scooters rise to prominence in many major cities across the United States, lawmakers and city planners are scrambling to keep up with the new rules and regulations that they will need to put into place to ensure that scooter riders are granted protections much like cyclists and pedestrians. In the meantime, there will almost certainly be some legal gray areas that your attorney will need to clarify in order to successfully argue your case.
The biggest difference between a scooter accident and a car accident (from a purely legal perspective) is determining who is at fault since there is considerably more precedent for car accidents than electric scooter accidents. That said, an experienced attorney will be able to build a strong argument on your behalf. The next step will be to determine the amount of money that you are rightfully owed.
Economic Damages After a Scooter Accident
Economic damages are the foundation of an insurance claim and include things like the cost of your medical treatment and any lost wages that you may suffer. Insurance companies are typically more amenable to agreeing on these types of damages than non-economic damages because they are much simpler to quantify. However, there are plenty of line items that the insurance company will almost certainly push back on.
Non-Economic Damages After a Scooter Accident
Non-economic damages seek compensation for those aspects of an accident that do not come with a price tag: things such as the actual pain and suffering that you have to endure, your emotional state following your accident, and the impacts to your quality of life. Insurance companies will push back on these damages aggressively, simply because they are more difficult to calculate, but your attorney will fight for a fair settlement.
If you’ve been injured in a scooter accident, 1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service that can connect you with an attorney in your area.