A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer You Can Count On After An E-scooter Crash
The dangers the drivers of e-scooters pose to others
Electric or motorized scooters are an inexpensive and enjoyable form of alternative transportation, but accidents involving e-scooters can leave Rockville riders and pedestrians with serious injuries and the need for help from experienced Rockville pedestrian accident lawyer Stuart L. Plotnick.
With companies such as Bird, Lime, and Skip offering easy and inexpensive electronic scooter rentals, e-scooter use is on the rise in Rockville, Maryland, and across the United States. Electric scooters are just like regular scooters, but with motors. The rider stands on the e-scooter and drives it, usually for a short distance, as an alternative form of transportation. Unfortunately, e-scooter riders are at risk for accidents, and because the rider is so exposed, crashes may result in serious injury or death. They also create dangers to pedestrians if they are riding on the sidewalk or some other form of walkway, or if they’re weaving in and out of traffic. Many riders are not equipped to handle these motorized transports, as a license and training are not required, and there are few regulations around them. They think they can just hop aboard and its clear sailing and these vehicles can travel up to 15-20 miles per hour.
If you’ve been injured in an electric scooter accident or by an electric scooter, the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC can review the details of your crash to see if you might be eligible for compensation. Whether you were riding an e-scooter and were struck by a vehicle, crashed due to a hazard on the road or sidewalk, or had an accident due to a defective e-scooter, Attorney Plotnick can explain your legal options and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our Rockville law firm today for a free consultation. We serve injured clients in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The dangers of e-scooter crashes detailed by a Rockville injury lawyer
E-scooters riders should be treated just like any other motorist on the road, but the reality is electric scooter users are often looked down upon and considered nothing more than a nuisance by those who share the road with them. Even though drivers are supposed to be looking out for pedestrians using alternate forms of transportation, that doesn’t always happen. When e-scooter vs. car or e-scooter vs. SUV/truck accidents occur, serious injuries can happen. E-scooter users are also at risk for falls because road hazards, such as potholes, debris, and other obstacles, can lead to a crash and injury. Faulty electric scooters are dangerous too, as defective equipment can cause a rider to have an accident. Some of the most common scooter-related injuries are:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Hand and arm fractures
- Facial injuries, including scrapes, bruises and fractures
- Dislocated joints
- Muscle strains and sprains
Even if you’re wearing safety equipment like a helmet, a fall or collision on an e-scooter can leave you seriously injured. Whether you crashed an e-scooter due to a road hazard, suffered an accident due to faulty equipment, or were in a collision with a car, truck, or SUV, you have rights, and you may be entitled to compensation.
As noted above, e-scooters can also pose a risk of injury to pedestrians and drivers who use our roads and sidewalks.
Let an e-scooter accident lawyer get you compensation for your injury
Pedestrian Accident Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick has over 25 years of experience winning cases and has secured millions for accident victims. If you were riding an electric scooter and were involved in a fall, crash or collision, Attorney Plotnick can investigate your e-scooter accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case that an insurance company won’t be able to ignore. Get an experienced and dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights. Contact our Rockville law firm today for a free consultation.