Electric Scooters are the talk of the town in major cities. They provide an easy mode of transportation in congested cities and can be found readily available on many street corners. But just because they’re available doesn’t make them safe. With thousands of scooters now operating in the Bay Area accidents are becoming more prevalent. Not only can the scooters be dangerous to ride, but the fact that people leave them almost anywhere creates many safety hazards which can cause slip and falls, bike accidents, and more.
If you were injured in a scooter accident or on a scooter due to someone else’s negligence you should speak to an attorney right away. Sometimes insurance companies will try to shift the blame for medical bills, loss of work, or pain and suffering resulting from a scooter accident.
If you have been injured in a scooter accident, contact GJEL Accident Attorneys today for a free no obligation case evaluation.
GJEL Can Help You
- Get compensation for medical bills, loss of work, and pain and suffering
- Hold the wrongdoer’s insurance company responsible
- Help you maximize your settlement and ensure the insurance company takes full responsibility
Common Scooter Injuries from Scooters
Scooters are dangerous and injuries from scooter accidents can happen at any time. Here are common scooter accidents:
- Riding a scooter and getting hit by a car who is not paying attention
- Falling off a scooter due to poor road construction or poor road repair by the city
- Bicyclists vs. Scooters Accidents
- Pedestrian vs. Scooter Accidents
There are many ways you can get injured on a scooter. Here are some of the major injuries we’ve seen in California.
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Severe Falls
Types of Electric Scooters Available in the Bay Area
There are many different types of scooters available on street corners in the Bay Area. Bird, Lime, Spin, Skip, Skoot, and Jump scooters can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area depending on what city you’re in. Here is a small list of what scooter types you will find in the area.
Oakland: Lime, Bird Scooters
Mountain View: Lime
San Francisco: Skip, Skoot, Uber’s Jump Scooters
San Jose: Lime Scooters, Bird Scooters
South San Francisco: Lime
Are Electric Scooters Dangerous?
With the prevalence of powerful electric scooters in major cities across America, there has been no shortage of injuries. It’s become such a problem that according to the Washington Post, the CDC is now investigation scooter injuries to see how dangerous they really are. While many people ride these scooters every day without injuries there have also been fatalities in California and Texas. In California, a man riding a Bird scooter was hit and killed by a car after running a red light.
The reason that electric scooters are so dangerous is that they offer little or no protection if you’re hit by an object, fall of, or hit a large bump in the road. In addition to this many scooter drivers opt not to wear helmets which can lead to serious brain injuries after a fall or accident.