May 7th, 2020|
Due to temporary bans and legal hurdles, there are fewer scooters around Nashville than there were a couple years ago, but they’re still plentiful for people who want to take in the sights or go on a quick jaunt around downtown and other local neighborhoods. Scooters have stirred up controversy since their debut due to the risks they pose to riders. They’re particularly dangerous when drivers fail to pay attention to riders.
What happens to riders who are injured while riding scooters? If it happens to you or a loved one, are you eligible to file a personal injury claim? The answer is yes. Just as you can file an injury claim after being struck by a negligent driver while walking or biking, you can also file a claim after being hit while riding an electronic scooter.
In some cases, riders can even file claims against the manufacturers or operators of the scooters they were riding at the time of their accidents. That’s because scooters must be frequently maintained, repaired, and replaced. When scooters are available for use with damaged components, such as wheels or brakes, riders may face elevated risks.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville electric scooter injury lawyers believe in helping anyone who was injured through no fault of their own on Middle Tennessee’s streets, whether they’re driving their vehicles or riding rented scooters. Contact us today for a free consultation after your scooter injury. It’s our goal to get you the compensation you deserve.