GJEL are California Scooter Accident lawyers serving the Northern California bay area.
If you’ve been involved in a scooter accident in San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland, the experienced attorneys at GJEL Accident Attorneys are here to help. W
e understand the unique challenges that scooter accidents present, and we have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve.
Our team will work tirelessly to investigate your case, identify the responsible parties, and build a strong case on your behalf. We’ll fight for your rights and help you recover the financial resources you need to move forward and rebuild your life. With a focus on personalized service and a commitment to getting our clients the best possible results, GJEL Accident Attorneys is the law firm you can trust after a scooter accident. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
About Scooter Accident Claims
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 a scooter rider who was injured 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.
Ways GJEL Can Help You After A California Scooter Accident
- 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 on Bay Area Streets
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 (Learn more about our San Jose Personal Injury Lawyers)
South San Francisco: Lime
In California, several e-scooter providers operate across various cities to offer convenient and eco-friendly transportation options. Some of the most popular e-scooter providers in California include:
Lime: Lime is a well-known e-scooter provider that operates in many cities across California. Their scooters are easily identifiable by their bright green color and can be rented using the Lime app.
Bird: Bird is another prominent e-scooter provider with a significant presence in California. Their scooters are black with white accents and can be rented using the Bird app.
Spin: Spin is a part of the Ford Mobility group and offers e-scooter services in various Californian cities. Their orange scooters can be rented using the Spin app.
Lyft: Known primarily as a ridesharing service, Lyft also provides e-scooter rentals in select California cities. Users can rent the pink-accented scooters through the Lyft app.
Razor: Razor, the company famous for its kick scooters, also operates e-scooters in certain Californian cities. Their scooters can be rented using the Razor Share app.
Skip: Skip is a smaller e-scooter provider with a presence in California. Their scooters can be rented using the Skip app.
Please note that the availability of these e-scooter providers may vary by city, and some cities may have additional providers not mentioned in this list. Always check local regulations and guidelines for e-scooter usage in the specific city you are in.
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 off, 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.
We Are An Award Winning Scooter Accident Injury Law Firm
GJEL Accident Attorneys was just rated a top scooter accident Injury law firm by Best Lawyers for 2021 and 2022. We have also recovered over $950 million dollars with a 99% success rate for victims who were injured due to the negligence of someone else.