If the careless or negligent actions of another person have caused you harm and you need an Everett electric scooter accident attorney, we are here to help. You can count on the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC to investigate your case. We understand that electric scooter injuries can be devastating, both economically and emotionally. Let us get to work today so we can secure the compensation you need.
We are not talking about those scooters that your kids ride around on the road by the house. Bird scooters and Lime scooters (as well as some lesser-known companies) are motorized, heavier scooters that can travel up to 15 mph.
All a person needs is access to their smartphone, and they can get a scooter up and running. No, riders do not have to have prior experience riding electric scooters and helmets are not required or enforced.
For the latest reporting year in this state, there were 109 pedestrian fatalities and over 2,000 pedestrian injuries. Electric scooters are going to add to those numbers.
Electric scooter accidents happen in various ways. Often, these incidents are caused due to an inexperienced scooter rider crashing into another person or vehicle. In other cases, a vehicle does not see a scooter rider and slams into them.
We also know that many injuries occur when pedestrians trip over discarded scooters. These discarded scooters are particularly dangerous for older or disabled citizens.
We see a range of injuries as a result of electric scooter incidents, including:
There have even been fatalities around the US due to scooter collisions. The CDC is just beginning to study the rates and effects of scooter incidents.
Please ensure that you seek medical attention following any incident with a scooter, even if the injury seems minor. Insurance companies will use any gap in you receiving treatment as a reason to say the scooter did not cause an injury.
If you can, document the scene with your smartphone and get the phone numbers of any witnesses to the crash. Make sure the police are called so that an incident report can be filed.
When you or a loved one have been injured in an electric scooter incident, look no further than the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC for help. Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers are ready to take your case to a successful conclusion. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, which can include: