If you’ve walked around Atlanta lately, you’ve seen electric scooters everywhere. Electric scooters provide cheap and essential transportation. However, if you rent an electric scooter, you should carefully use it. If you’re injured in a scooter accident that wasn’t your fault, you should hire an Atlanta scooter accident lawyer.
Our Atlanta motor vehicle accident lawyers have successfully helped many scooter accident victims. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.
Common E-Scooter Accidents
Electric scooter manufacturers don’t require their users to complete a training course. Therefore, many scooter users cause accidents. Here are the ways that scooter accidents typically occur:
Scooters can’t absorb impacts from cracks, bumps, and potholes. The scooter’s wheels are tiny and they’re covered with a thin rubber strip. Therefore, a scooter may eject its user if it clips an uneven sidewalk or pothole.
Most scooter users don’t wear protective gear. When scooter users don’t wear helmets, they may suffer traumatic brain injuries. Scooter users also break bones when they don’t wear knee or elbow pads.
It’s thrilling to zoom around on electric scooters. However, users that speed harm themselves, as well as nearby pedestrians.
Scooters are only slightly elevated above the ground. Therefore, many car and truck drivers don’t spot them until it’s too late.
Common E-Scooter Injuries
Scooter users often suffer serious injuries because they don’t wear protective gear. For instance, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, e-scooters caused 50,000 emergency department visits and at least 27 fatalities between 2017 and 2019. Our Atlanta scooter accident lawyers help clients that have suffered the following injries:
Potential Scooter Accident Compensation
Scooter collisions often cause devastating financial consequences. For instance, you might be unable to work for an extended time period. You might lose your job. You might have to file bankruptcy and go on Medicaid and food stamps if your medical bills are huge.
During that traumatic time period, it’s critical that you hire an Atlanta scooter accident lawyer. Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers will help you recover compensation, such as:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Disability and disfigurement
What If I’m Partially at Fault?
In Georgia, you may recover compensation for your losses even if you were partially responsible. Your compensation is reduced by your share of fault – so long as you weren’t 50% or more responsible.
For example, if a jury determined that you were 49% at fault for causing your injuries, and they awarded you $100,000 damages, your award would be reduced by $49,000. Unfortunately, if a jury determined that you were 50% at fault for causing your injuries, and they awarded you $100,000 damages you would recover nothing because you were equally responsible for causing the collision.
Call Our Scooter Accident Lawyers Right Away
At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, we’ve successfully represented motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians for decades. We’ll help you win justice.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta scooter accident lawyer.