What Are My Legal Rights After A Rhode Island E-Scooter Accident With Personal Injury?

December 23rd, 2020

What Are My Legal Rights After A Rhode Island E-Scooter Accident With Personal Injury?

Did you know that across the country, including in Rhode Island and Massachusetts where I practice personal injury law, there have been thousands of e-scooter accidents?  If you have been injured in a scooter accident involving companies like Bird, Lime, Spin, and VeoRide, what are your legal rights?

Providence Rhode Island Bird/Lime Scooter Accident Legal Rights

Currently, Providence, Rhode Island has permitted e-scooters within city limits. Companies like Bird and Lime have dropped off their e-scooters around our city.  They provide little warnings or helmets and can be very dangerous!

At Bottaro Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience standing up for the rights of the injured in our community.

When an e-scooter accident with personal injury happens, please know that you do have legal rights.  Depending on the facts of your case, there may be several legal options available to you.  At Bottaro Law, we offer 24/7 free confidential consultations by text or phone (401-777-7777).

For example, if the e-scooter rider causes you personal injury, we will investigate making such a claim.  Per City Regulations E-Scooters must be operated by someone who has a valid Driver’s License or Municipal ID.  There are guidelines on where to operate same, such as being permitted for use on sidewalks or the roadway. When riding on sidewalks or blocked off streets, riders must yield and go slow around pedestrians. If operating on the roadway or a bike lane, riders must follow the rules of the road. Stopping at traffic lights, yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, use of proper hand signals for turning, and can ride no more than 2 abreast. While not mandatory for riders over the age of 15, helmets are suggested and as always traffic laws need to be followed.  The following is a list of place where your E-Scooters cannot be parked:

  • Benches, parking meter, and other street furnishings
  • Building entrances
  • Bus stops
  • Crosswalks
  • Curb ramps
  • Driveways
  • Fire hydrants
  • Private Property
  • Shared use paths, such as the Woonasquatucket Greenway
  • Vehicle and bicycle travel lanes

 

If you are injured while riding the e-scooter, you too may have important rights to personal injury or product liability money compensation.  Our experienced team will help you consider claims against other drivers or scooter companies like Lime or Bird for example.  E-Scooter riders were twice as likely as a bicyclist to be injured because of a pothole or crack in the pavement or collisions with other infrastructures like a signpost or curb.”  If you are involved in an accident where the E-Scooter malfunctions or was not fit for service, it’s possible to file a lawsuit against companies like Bird, Lime, Spin, and Veo Ride. Seek medical attention, call the police, and gather as much information as possible (eg, photos, witnesses, CCTV cameras, etc.) And as always, call Mike Bottaro!

 

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