The growing popularity of scooter rideshare companies is partially due to busier roads in more populated areas where getting around and parking can be a pain. Scooters are also fun and attractive to people of all ages hoping to enjoy the sunny, Southern California weather.
Scooters can also be dangerous, and the accidents may result in severe injuries. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself in an accident with a car and without the protection of a vehicle. If you or a loved has been injured while riding a scooter, it’s important to contact a trusted scooter accident lawyers as soon as possible.
Scooter riders pose huge risks to cars, pedestrians and themselves. From disobeying traffic laws, creating hazards for pedestrians or weaving in and out of traffic; vehicles and pedestrians can’t always predict scooter-behavior. Knowing how to avoid a scooter accident is key to staying safe.
When you’re riding a scooter, make sure you’re safe by practicing these tips below:
- Wear a helmet.
- Obey all traffic laws.
- Stay out of cars’ blind spots.
- Don’t weave in and out of traffic.
- Stay aware of your surroundings and pay attention.
- Watch for pedestrians.
Common Scooter Accident Injuries
Injuries from scooters can range from mild to severe. These can include:
- Cuts and scrapes
- Broken bones
The best way to avoid these injuries is by riding with caution and remembering that others are not always safe or respectful drivers.
Other Drivers Pose a Risk
Despite your precautions, you can still find yourself involved in a scooter accident. You may be doing everything right, but another driver just doesn’t see you. Whether they’re driving too fast in a pedestrian or scooter-heavy area or not paying attention, through no fault of your own, you’ve been injured in a scooter accident.
If you’ve suffered severe injuries, you may be out of work and unable to pay for your medical bills. Our scooter accident attorneys will work hard to give you the best chance of collecting damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
Contact Your Scooter Accident Attorneys
Despite driving defensively while riding a scooter, accidents happen. If you were hurt while riding a scooter, you need prepared and experienced legal representation.
The medical bills in scooter accidents quickly increase which is why you need vigorous representation you can trust. Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers for a free, no obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you heal, move forward, and get back to the life you love.