Electric Scooter Accidents Can Be Dangerous and Cause Injury
Hurt in an e-scooter crash? Get a Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyer
Our Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers recognize electric scooters can be a fun and unique way to get around. But accidents involving e-scooters can result in painful and serious injuries. If you’ve been injured while riding an e-scooter ─ or you were injured as a pedestrian by someone operating an e-scooter ─ you have rights, and an attorney from our Cleveland law firm can protect your rights.
E-scooters can be a cost-effective and entertaining form of transportation. Companies such as Bird, Lime, and Skip offer consumers the ability to rent e-scooters, which are essentially scooters with electric motors that allow riders to travel at speeds of up to 20 mph in an upright, standing position. The e-scooter phenomenon doesn’t appear to be dying down anytime soon. And with more and more people using this form of transportation, accidents and injuries are bound to happen.
Whether you were safely using an e-scooter and sustained an injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence or you suffered an injury due to a reckless e-scooter operator, Merriman Legal, LLC can study the details of your case, explain your legal options, and help you obtain maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.
E-scooter accident statistics
A study by Austin Public Health (APH) with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among those who were injured riding e-scooters, about half sustained head injuries, including some traumatic brain injuries. With tens of millions of people using e-scooters every year, that number is troubling.
Other common injuries associated with e-scooter accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder injuries
- Nerve, tendon, and ligament damage
- Severe bleeding
- Damaged organs
While the APH report didn’t indicate any deaths associated with e-scooter injuries in its study, there have been a handful of reported fatalities directly related to e-scooter accidents.
Those riding e-scooters are at a much greater risk of sustaining a severe injury compared to drivers in passenger vehicles since the e-scooter rider is more exposed. Some of the common ways e-scooter riders sustain injuries include:
- Riding down the street
- Getting hurt on a sidewalk
- Having an accident with a car or other vehicle
- Hitting a curb or striking an inanimate object
- Defective or faulty e-scooter equipment
Cleveland e-scooter accident attorneys helping the injured
There are many electric scooter accident stories from e-scooter riders who were following the rules of the road and operating safely, but there are also a lot of e-scooter accident stories from pedestrians who have been injured by reckless e-scooter operators. Whether you were injured while riding an e-scooter or someone who was recklessly operating an e-scooter injured you in a collision, the pedestrian accident lawyers from our Cleveland law firm can help you hold the responsible party accountable. Get the compensation you need and deserve. Make my team your team. Contact us today for a free consultation.