Scooter Use and Scooter Accidents

The use of electric scooters has become more popular than ever. With scooter companies such as Bird, Lime, and others, scooter riders have the opportunity to get around with ease and convenience. Unfortunately, scooter accidents happen more often then people may expect. If a scooter company is negligent in maintaining scooters adequately (e.g., braking systems) or a scooter malfunctions, scooter operators, pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists alike may be injured. Some of the types of serious injuries that can occur include broken bones, head injuries/brain injuries, lacerations, and other scooter injuries requiring a trip to the emergency room. Additionally, if a scooter and a bike or motor vehicle are in an accident together, property damage may result. Scooters can also pose a risk to pedestrians.

While fun to ride, scooters can be dangerous.  Especially in a major city like Baltimore and the District of Columbia.  New companies like Bird and Lime have placed their product on the streets and sidewalks of major cities across America.  And while these new forms of transportation can be convenient, they can also be dangerous.  Recent studies have shown that electric scooters can be as dangerous as motorcycles.  Further, scooters may not only dangerous to the people who ride them but to pedestrians as well.

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If you have been injured by a scooter, you may have a viable injury claim.  At Dross Berman, we know scooter accidents. Our personal injury and accident attorneys are ready to help you get compensated to pay for medical bills and medical expenses, as well as lost wages and more from accident injuries. Contact us today for a case evaluation. Don’t settle without proper legal advice for your injury claim.