Legal Help With Electric Scooter Accidents
Electric scooters have become a popular transportation method in Santa Monica. This is most likely due to rising fuel prices. These scooters, then, are a more economical way of getting around. If you own a scooter or rent one from Bird or Lime-S and have been involved in an accident, it is important to contact a Marina Del Rey personal injury attorney from Lemle Law Group, PC to protect your rights during the legal process in California.
Causes of Electric Scooter Accidents
No matter how careful someone is, electric scooter accidents can still happen. Collisions can happen quickly and can have long-lasting effects on your health and your quality of life. Head-on crashes make up a majority of scooter accidents and are also the most fatal scooter crash type. Small scooters are difficult for other drivers to see, which is why it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings while riding one.
Lane splitting can also cause serious injuries. A scooter driver should never try to go in between lanes of traffic. Other common causes of electric scooter accidents include: potholes, dead animals or debris in the road, uneven pavement, driving under the influence and speeding. It’s important to note that it is illegal for someone to drive while drinking or using illegal drugs, as well as driving without a helmet. Our personal injury lawyer can determine negligence, which could lead to compensation for your injuries (whether for medical bills, lost wages or lost earning potential).
Serious Injuries Due to Electric Scooter Crashes
A scooter accident can lead to head or brain injuries, neck or spinal cord injuries, nerve damages, back injuries, loss of limbs, paralysis and even death. Just like anyone on the road, you have rights as a scooter driver. If you, or someone you know, has been involved in an electric scooter accident in California, Lemle Law Group, PC can help. Call (310) 392-3055 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. During this important phone call, the details of your accident and your injuries will be discussed. We also can answer any questions you may have about the upcoming legal process. Lemle Law Group, PC represents clients in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Venice and Marina Del Rey.