Accidents Involving Scooters, Mopeds And Electric Bikes
Over the past decade, the city of Seattle and most other major metro areas across the United States have seen the emergence of scooters as a viable form of transportation; it is inexpensive, nimble and easy to learn. With that, the Washington injury attorneys at Pendergast Law Personal Injury Lawyers have also witnessed an uptick in the number of scooter related accidents and injuries – many of these in no way the fault of the scooter operator. Simply put, scooters, mopeds and smaller machine powered miniature bikes are easy to overlook when driving down a busy street. A driver that is distracted, incapacitated or simply incompetent can be a menace to these hard to see vehicles.
If you’ve been injured or have a loved one that has been seriously wounded or died from injuries sustained in a scooter accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party. Speak with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Pendergast Law today to discover legal options you may not have been aware of. You have rights and they have a responsibility – we will ensure both are upheld in a court of law. Call 888-539-9211 for additional information.
Scooter accidents on average tend to be far more damaging than their larger motorcycle cousins, simply because of their size and limited protection.
Who Is At Fault For A Scooter Injury?
Whether it is a semi, a skateboard or a scooter, when it comes to personal injury claims, the answer to this question can most certainly vary – even when liability seems extremely cut and dry. In some instances it really can be as simple as another driver’s negligence leading to an unfortunate chain of events, ultimately ending in an accident. On the other hand, there could be details which a personal injury attorney, aided by a private investigation and additional police reports, could reveal. Was there a problem with the roadway? Were there malfunctioning parts on the scooter that impinged the rider’s ability to react while driving? Did another previously unaccounted driver cause the suspected driver to swerve, thus causing the accident?
Determining these variables can help fortify any potential legal action. The following are some of the more frequent causes for scooter accidents throughout Washington state:
- Poorly maintained road surfaces
- Inadequate signage along the highway
- Distracted, intoxicated or reckless drivers
- Defective parts within the scooter
What Kind Of Compensation Can You Expect After A Seattle Scooter Accident Injury?
Even the smallest of compact cars, can cause havoc for a scooter operator and their passenger. As a result, financial compensation for damages can fall on the higher side, depending on severity of the injuries and negligence involved.
If you have been in a scooter accident and intend to file for damages, it is vital that you seek medical attention immediately if you have not done so already and retain the damaged vehicle. The evidence gathered from these sources can be invaluable for your Seattle, Washington, scooter injury lawyer.
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For nearly 30 years, dedicated car accident attorneys at Pendergast Law have represented every kind of injured motorist throughout the state of Washington and greater Seattle metro area. Today, our team is here to give your case the attention, representation and follow through it requires. If your or a loved one has been hurt due to another driver’s negligence, don’t delay – call us today at 888-539-9211.