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When you are traveling the streets of the city, you never think you will be injured and need a Seattle electric scooter accident attorney. However, we know that these little motorized scooters can cause havoc on the streets. If you are injured, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

What kind of scooters are in Seattle?

You may have heard horror stories coming from other major US cities as electric scooters have moved into their area. Two of the biggest names in the electric scooter business are Bird and Lime scooters, but there are several others.

Guess what?

Electric scooters are going to be on the streets of Seattle. Just like most other major American cities, we will now have to contend with these devices. For the latest reporting year in Washington, there were over 2,500 pedestrians affected in various accidents – 109 people died in pedestrian incidents.

Do electric scooters cause serious injuries?

Yes, electric scooters have been responsible for many serious injuries and even fatalities throughout the United States. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of electric scooter incidents:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Where do most electric scooter accidents happen?

While we do not yet have solid numbers about electric scooter injuries from around the US, we know they happen. The CDC has even begun to study the rates of these incidents. We know that three groups of people are at most risk of injury:

  1. Inexperienced electric scooter riders
  2. Pedestrians around electric scooter riders
  3. Pedestrians who could trip over discarded scooters

Most of these incidents happen on sidewalks and in the roadway.

What you can do following a scooter accident

As with any accident, please seek medical assistance immediately for any injuries you have sustained. If possible, document the scene with your smartphone or ask someone else to do so. Be sure the incident is reported to police so an accident report can be completed.

A Seattle electric scooter accident attorney can help you gather evidence and will work directly with the insurance companies.

We are ready to help you today

There is no way you can predict the actions and behaviors of those around you. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on us to help if you or a loved one have been injured in an electric scooter incident. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work investigating this incident today. We want to make sure you are compensated for all of your injury-related expenses, including:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Seattle electric scooter accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 206-880-7703.

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