What Type of Compensation Is Available for E-Scooter Accident Lawsuits?
Like with any vehicle accident, an E-scooter crash has the potential to lead to serious injuries. These injuries can be especially devastating when an E-scooter rider collides with a motor vehicle. E-scooters offer little protection for their riders, especially compared to much larger vehicles.
Much like vehicle collisions, these accidents could result in significant financial compensation if they occur due to negligence. Holding the negligent party accountable can be difficult without the assistance of a Los Angeles E-scooter accident lawyer.
Obtaining compensation following an E-scooter accident requires more than demonstrating fault. With the help of your legal counsel, you must also establish the amount of compensation your claim is worth.
Arguably the most common form of damages pursued in an E-scooter accident lawsuit is medical bills. This should come as no surprise given the severity of the injuries that can occur in these accidents.
These medical bills often go well beyond the cost of an initial emergency room visit. These accidents could also lead to follow-up treatment, surgical procedures, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and a range of other medical expenses. Luckily, compensation for all of these injuries could be possible following a successful lawsuit.
Many E-scooter accident injuries can leave you out of work for days, weeks, or even longer. If your injuries interfere with your ability to do your job, it could cost you the income that you rely on. A successful claim could help you recoup your lost wages from the point of your injury up until the day you file the lawsuit.
Compensation could also be available for future losses. This is possible when your injury interferes with your future ability to earn a living. You could recover compensation for the diminished future earnings resulting from your injury.
Pain and suffering
Physical pain and suffering is frequently a part of E-scooter accidents. Dealing with this pain is more than just a nuisance. In many cases, severe pain could prevent you from meeting your day-to-day needs or earning a living. While your pain is subjective, courts will take the impact it has had on your life into account when determining what compensation you are entitled to. While there is no fixed amount of pain and suffering compensation in a given accident, these damages generally scale with how severe an injury is. In other words, more severe injuries routinely result in higher pain and suffering awards.
Like pain and suffering, compensation for mental anguish is also subjective. This compensation differs from pain and suffering, in that it relates to the mental repercussions of a severe injury. Mental anguish involves the emotional stress that comes from reliving the injuries long the pain subsides.
Severe injuries in an E-scooter accident can result in disfigurement. Disfigurement could include the loss of a limb or severe scarring. These damages could compensate for the physical and emotional challenges that come with permanent disfigurement.
Personal property loss
In some cases, an E-scooter accident could result in damage to your personal property. This could include anything from an item you are wearing or carrying on your back. Common examples in include damaged cellphones, laptops, watches, or eyeglasses. You could be entitled to the cost of repairing or replacing these items if your claim is successful.
In the case of a catastrophic injury, you might be entitled to disability compensation. This could include the cost of meeting your future daily needs. It might also cover the cost of becoming accustomed to your new lifestyle. For example, if you are required to use a mobility scooter you could recover the cost of renovating your home to make it accessible.
Discuss the compensation available to you with an attorney
At Ellis Injury Law, we are experienced in recovering a wide range of compensation on behalf of our clients. We understand how to build a winning case and ensure you are seeking all of the compensation you are entitled to. We will work with you to help maximize your financial recovery after an E-scooter accident. Contact Ellis Injury Law to learn more about your claim during a free, no-obligation consultation.