Rhode Island Personal Injury Law News: Electric Scooter And Electric Bike Accident Lawyer Tips

March 22nd, 2019

Last year, while at an out of state conference is when I first noticed the electric scooters and bikes taking over many of our cities. Since that time, I have been reviewing and now accepting Rhode Island and Massachusetts electric bike accident and electric scooter accident personal injury cases.  Make no mistake – electric bikes and scooters can result in serious personal injury.

Creating Your Electric Bike Electric Scooter Accident Personal Injury Case

In our experience at The Bottaro Law Firm, it is important that you contact us (24/7, call, text, or complete our web form) as soon as you are involved in an electric bike or electric scooter personal injury.  Investigation and evidence gathering is critical! When you contact us for your free consultation, we will get to work right away in pursuing your case.

Your case may involve one or more of several legal theories that you will need the help of an experienced personal injury team to pursue (these claims will typically require the resources that a larger firm like ours can offer you):

  1. Negligence against Another Driver: Even when you are injured by the fault of another driver, it is common that the other driver’s insurance company will try to blame you.  Get our help so we can protect your rights. We know what to say (and not say) to the other driver’s insurance company.
  2. Failure to warn: Electric scooters and bikes such as Lime and Bird need to do a better job of warning their customers like you. These electric scooters run at high speeds and require the proper body weight distribution to stay upright. But, without prior warning or offering training and instruction, personal injuries can easily occur. These services should have the duty to offer reasonable warnings, instructions, and training before someone uses the scooter.
  3. Negligent Maintenance: Each scooter manufacturer, such as Bird or Lime, is responsible for thousands of unsupervised vehicles that are typically operated by many users before undergoing a safety inspection. Certain malfunctions can cause different types of personal injuries to a rider, such as malfunctioning breaks or damaged tires. The manufacturers need to be held responsible for failure to inspect and properly maintain their scooters.
  4. Failure to Provide Necessary Equipment: These scooters may not provide the proper equipment needed to avoid injuries, especially head injuries. While it is not a regulation required that these companies provide helmets, a personal injury attorney could develop an argument that reasonable care requires these services to make helmets mandatory.

Our personal injury attorneys at the Bottaro Law Firm can help gather the necessary evidence needed to develop a personal injury claim against these drivers and scooter companies and help you receive the financial compensation that you deserve!

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