Experienced Representation After Electric Scooter Accidents
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The popularity of electric scooters is booming in Austin. They are a convenient and inexpensive way to travel around the city. However, they pose a serious risk of injury to anyone who rents them.
Regardless of how the accident occurred, injuries from a scooter accident are often severe. Expect a mountain of medical bills and days out of work while you recover. We can help ease your worries and get you a recovery.
Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, is the oldest personal injury law firm in Austin. We keep up to date with the ever-changing electric scooter regulations, so we can provide our clients with knowledgeable support. We have a proven record of success representing families of injured Texans.
Experience matters in injury claims, and you can depend on our attorneys to be by your side to help you recover after an electric scooter accident.
Common Scooter Accident Injuries
Emergency rooms seem to be filled nowadays with people suffering from serious injuries after an electric scooter accident, including:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Head injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
These accidents could result from defects in the scooter, hazards on the road, being hit by a motor vehicle or even tripping over a parked scooter. Despite the scooter companies’ claims, the scooters may not be as safe as they seem.
How To Stay Safe On An Electric Scooter
The main issues regarding scooter safety revolve around the fact that there are several companies, including Bird and Lime, that produce these scooters. And the companies, as well as the cities around Texas and in the United States, do not have consistent policies about the scooters.
However, there are still ways that people using electric scooters can stay safe, including:
- Using a helmet — Though helmets do not often come with the scooter, it is essential to wear one. The most common injuries after a scooter accident range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Be careful with the driving speed — Many people suffering from scooter accident injuries state that they were not aware of how fast the scooters go or how quickly they accelerate. Take precautions when using the scooters, and drive at a careful speed.
- Stay aware of your surroundings — Scooter users owe a duty of care to those around them. Keep an eye out for vehicles, pedestrians and road conditions.
Following these tips could help avoid a serious crash, but if you were injured in an electric scooter accident, you can rely on our experience at every step of your claims process.
We Will Fight For Your Compensation
The laws regulating the use of electric scooters have yet to catch up to the craze. Some scooter companies even have protections against injury lawsuits built into their customer agreements. This can leave injury victims facing a complex situation and wondering if they will ever recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
That is why it is important to contact Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP. We are committed to helping our clients. We work directly with you and provide honest guidance to obtain the maximum compensation for your physical injuries, medical costs and lost wages.