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Electric scooters can be a fun, fast, and efficient way for some people to zip across the city. They also pose serious safety hazards. Several studies done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report the use and character of injuries sustained by electric scooter riders. A recent media release reports that electric scooter riders suffer more injuries per mile traveled than bicyclists. The severity of injuries sustained by electric scooter riders is also associated with whether they are riding on the road or on the sidewalk.
If you have suffered injuries from an electric scooter accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for personal injury and property damage. The injury attorneys at Smith LaCien LLP can help you understand your rights and represent your interests in a lawsuit to get compensation for your damages.
We are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause their victims. If you have suffered injury from an electric scooter accident, you do not have to suffer physical pain and financial losses on your own. You deserve financial compensation and Smith LaCien LLP can help you secure an amount that is fair and just in your case.
There may be many different parties legally responsible for your electric scooter accident injury. A thorough investigation of your accident will determine which parties you can take legal action against. The following may be a basis for holding the responsible parties accountable for the damages you suffered:
Just as others owe a duty of care to avoid causing harm to electric scooter riders, you also have a duty to others and a responsibility to operate your electric scooter safely. If an investigation reveals that you were partly at fault for the accident that caused your injury, your ability to recover the full extent of your damages may be affected.
If you or a family member have been injured in an electric scooter accident caused by another person’s negligence or wrongful actions, the time to make a legal claim may be running out in your case. Call Smith LaCien LLP today to find out how we can help you take legal action to get compensation for your injury. Call (312) 509-8900 or contact us using our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.
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