A New Mode Of Transportation: Electric Scooters
In cities everywhere across the country, electric scooters are becoming more and more common. They are convenient and offer a cheaper solution to other ride-sharing options. While riding a scooter is a fun and fast way to get to your destination, accidents can happen.
The Law Office of W. Daniel Grist, PLLC, has helped clients throughout North Carolina figure out what steps to take after a scooter accident. Even though an electric scooter has a top speed of 15-20 miles per hour, that’s still fast enough for a driver to suffer a serious injury after hitting a pothole or losing control. Car insurance doesn’t necessarily cover any injuries acquired on a scooter. If you don’t have the appropriate coverage, we can discuss your options and determine what the next steps are.
Who Is Responsible After An Accident?
Figuring out who is responsible for an accident can be difficult. After determining who the negligent party or parties are, the Law Office of W. Daniel Grist, PLLC can build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Many different people and companies may be held liable. They include:
- The rider who is at fault, for example, if you swerved to hit a pedestrian
- The scooter company, including malfunctions while riding
- A car, if they failed to notice the scooter driver
- A pedestrian, like if someone walks in front of a driver
- A business who does not take care of their sidewalk
Companies like Lime, Bird, and Spin offer considerable convenience in their product, but they are not without risks. No matter how big or small your case, we can help. Together we will find the best possible solution.
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A scooter accident may not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone hears about a personal injury, but these accidents can be dangerous all the same. Because scooter riders are not wearing much protective equipment, they can be extremely vulnerable to an accident. The consequences of such an injury can last a lifetime, and the compensation you receive for it should reflect that.
If you’ve been involved in a scooter accident, it is completely normal to not know what steps to take. Call our Charlotte office for a free consultation at or fill out our contact form online. Se habla Español.