E-Scooter Accident Lawyer
When it comes to navigating the congested city streets of Southern California, increasing numbers of people are opting for rideshare electronic scooters offered by Bird, Spin and Lime. Billed as smart and convenient mobility for the urban commuter, E-scooters may be an eco-friendly mode of transport, but also a dangerous one.
Last year, a Consumer Reports investigation found alarming numbers of E-scooter accidents and injuries across the country. According to the report, some 1,500 riders have been hurt since E-scooters were launched, and eight people have died from scooter-related injuries. Defective accelerators and faulty brakes are just a couple of problems noted by E-scooter sharers, who thought they were in for a smooth, hassle-free ride.
Hurt in an E-scooter accident?
If you were in an electric scooter accident, you may be eligible for monetary recovery. The Los Angeles accident attorneys at Ellis Injury Law can provide a better understanding of your legal rights. Assigning liability can be a difficult task, and your choice of a legal advocate can make or break your case.
Andy Ellis – Founder and Senior Partner of Ellis Law — has been selected to the Top 100 Attorneys by the Southern California Super Lawyers® and has won more than $350 million for clients. Leveraging 25 + years of winning experience, our legal team knows how to secure maximum compensation for our clients.
All it takes is one call to speak with an E-scooter accident lawyer who is compassionate, knowledgeable, and devoted to the success of your claim. Our attorneys are familiar with the “glitches,” technical problems, and equipment failures noted by start-up Lime, and have the investigative resources to achieve the justice you deserve.
Head injuries common in electronic scooter crashes
Riders are asked to inspect their E-scooter before taking it for a spin to determine whether it’s in “good condition.” But how can the average person know with a cursory once-over if a scooter’s brakes were poorly designed, or a battery was prone to overheat?
Hospital emergency rooms have noted a sharp uptick in admissions after electronic scooters were introduced, and a CDC report noted that nearly half of all riders incurred serious head trauma.
Some of the most common injuries from E-scooter accidents include:
- Abrasions, fracture or lacerations to the head
- Broken and fractured bones
- Facial injuries, lacerations, and bruises
- Knocked-out teeth
- Road rash
- Joint injuries to the knee, wrist, and ankle
- Torn ligaments and soft tissue injuries
Liability issues in E-scooter accidents
When using an E-scooter, riders are responsible for wearing a helmet, obeying traffic rules, and following the speed limit. But even the most compliant of riders have been hurt because of design and manufacturing defects like faulty throttles and wheels.
Beyond the potential dangers of electronic scooters that are inherently unsafe, there are other issues that can cause accidents.
- Pedestrians who trip over an E-scooter that was abandoned
- Scooter and vehicle accidents
- Pedestrians who are struck by E-scooter riders
- E-scooter accidents on badly maintained roads and sidewalks
Whether your accident involved a negligent driver, a design defect, road hazards, or a poorly maintained sidewalk, our E-scooter accident lawyers will aggressively pursue compensation from liable parties. We have more than 25 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and are powerful litigators.
Why partner with Ellis Injury Law?
Ellis Injury Law – headquartered in Los Angeles – specializes in helping clients secure the monetary damages they deserve after a senseless accident. Our case results speak for themselves, with dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in complex personal injury and product liability claims.
We provide staunch advocacy on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning there are no upfront legal costs, and you never pay a dime until your case is successfully resolved.
Call today for a free E-scooter lawsuit evaluation.