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Dallas Scooter Accident Attorney

Electric scooters are everywhere, and they can lead to serious injuries for riders and bystanders alike. At the Law Office Of Julie Johnson, our Dallas scooter accident attorneys are here to help if you or somebody you love has been injured in an incident caused by another person’s careless and negligent actions. We will thoroughly investigate your scooter accident case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to through insurance or through a lawsuit against a negligent party.

It seems that electric scooters are here to stay

Electric scooters have been a phenomenon rolling through cities throughout the United States over the last few years. These smaller vehicles have provided ways for people in and around Dallas to get from place to place, whether recreationally or for legitimate transportation needs. However, these scooters have also led to serious injuries in Dallas and throughout the United States.

There are several electric scooter companies in Dallas: Lime, Bird, Ojo, Jump, and Wheels (of course, this is subject to change as companies come and go). They all basically work the same way – riders use their smartphones to access the scooters and they zoom away towards their destinations. However, there are various groups of people that can be injured using these scooters:

  • Scooter riders with little experience crashing the devices
  • Scooter riders struck by vehicles
  • Pedestrians struck by scooters
  • Pedestrians who trip over scooters that have been discarded

Injuries from these incidents can range from minor to severe. Throughout the US, it has not been uncommon for scooter accidents to result in the following injuries:

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

Who covers expenses in these incidents?

Who is liable for expenses following a scooter accident is a complicated issue. When riders use electric scooters, they are agreeing to assume responsibility for any injuries and damages they sustain. Experts have generally agreed that riders are stuck paying for their own expenses if they are injured on a scooter, though that may not be the case in instances of damaged or defective scooters. In those cases, riders may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the company.

If a scooter rider strikes a pedestrian, then they may be responsible for any injuries and damages they cause. Their auto insurance policy will likely not extend to these cases.

If a scooter rider is struck by a negligent driver, then that driver’s insurance will likely be responsible for covering the expenses, though they will need to prove the other driver’s fault in these cases.

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