Electric scooter accidents in some areas of Los Angeles are occurring at significantly higher rates than those involving cars, motorcyclists, and bicyclists.
Have you or a loved one been injured while operating an electric scooter in Los Angeles, California or surrounding areas? Our Los Angeles electric scooter accident lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience representing injured clients and getting them the financial award they deserve.
Give our Los Angeles, CA law offices a call at (877) 300-4535, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our accomplished personal injury attorneys. We’ll fight to protect your interests and prove your claim. Our contingency fee structure means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
How Can M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After an Electric Scooter Accident in Los Angeles, CA?
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is a respected personal injury firm with a reputation for providing clients with exceptional legal representation. We’ve been successfully fighting for injured victims for decades, and we’ll fight just as hard for you.
When you’re injured, the last thing you want to be thinking about is financial worries. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that injuries will cost you in more ways than one.
The good news is that our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help. We’ve recovered over $400 million for our clients, and we’re ready to get you the compensation you deserve after an accident. We’ll do everything we can to pursue compensation so you can get on the road to recovery and peace of mind.
If you hire us to represent you in your Los Angeles electric scooter accident, you can expect that we will:
- Investigate the accident site
- Develop a legal strategy
- File your claim
- Negotiate with all parties involved
- Keep you informed and included
- Represent you at trial if needed
Insurance companies will do what they can to get you to settle for less than your case is worth. We know their tricks and how to push back.
Contact our law offices to discuss your case with our Los Angeles electric scooter accident attorneys. Your first consultation is free, so don’t hesitate to call.
How Prevalent Are Electric Scooter Accidents in Los Angeles?
Emergency rooms around Los Angeles are seeing numerous injuries from electric scooter accidents. Accident reports reveal broken bones, neck injuries, and serious head trauma.
The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission warns Americans that there’s a significant rise in electric scooter injury-causing accidents. Over a three-year period, the number of people seen in the emergency room department has tripled, rising from 7,700 in 2017 to 25,400 in 2020.
The number of electric scooter accidents is expected to continue to rise as these vehicles become more readily available.
What Are the Dangers of Electric Scooters?
Electric scooters, also known as e-scooters, are often more dangerous than other methods of transportation. UCLA reported approximately 115 injuries per 1 million e-scooter trips. This is significantly higher than accident rates for bicycles and passenger vehicles.
This increased hazard results from human errors and mechanical and electrical defects.
A large majority of e-scooter users are underage, not licensed, and/or inexperienced. Many of these young people also operate electric scooters under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This creates an extremely dangerous situation for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Young children, the elderly, and disabled individuals are at an increased risk of sustaining injuries caused by these electric vehicles.
Defective Electric Scooters
Defective design, parts, and mistakes made during the manufacturing process are also responsible for many electric scooter accidents. Over recent years, there have been numerous defects resulting in recalls of popular electric scooters.
Common e-scooter defects include:
- Acceleration issues
- Brake failure
- Electrical malfunctions
- Tire defects
- Steering/handlebar defects
- Battery defects
Lime, an electric scooter manufacturer, recalled 2000 vehicles in 2018 due to defects that caused the battery to overheat and burst into flames. The company revealed this was due to a mistake during the manufacturing process.
The expectation is that there are still many defects yet to be discovered as these technologies continue to develop.
Additional E-Scooter Hazards
Another issue with electric scooters is the lack of a safe place for operation. It’s unsafe for pedestrians to operate e-scooters on sidewalks. Electric scooters are expected to use a bike lane whenever available. However, this rule isn’t always followed. To make matters worse, the e-scooter operator is often not wearing a helmet when serious accidents occur involving passenger vehicles.
What Are Common Electric Scooter Injuries?
Electric scooter users are at significant risk of injuries even when their equipment is in proper operating condition. Electric scooter accidents have caused hundreds of ER visits in the LA area.
Electric scooter injuries include:
No matter your injury, our Los Angeles electric scooter attorneys at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to represent you and help you get the financial resources you need to recover from your injuries.
Get Help From M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers After a Los Angeles Electric Scooter Accident
Contact M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in an electric scooter accident. Compensation may be due for medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering (economic and non-economic damages). Don’t let the negligent parties get away with injuring you. We’ll work hard to make them pay.
Discover what your case may be worth with a free consultation today.
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