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You’ve likely seen E-scooters scattered along sidewalks. They’ve become a highly popular form of transportation. However, as E-scooter usage continues to increase, so do the number of E-scooter accidents. If you have been involved in an accident with a vehicle while on a vehicle, you may have sustained serious injuries. Riding on a scooter, drivers have next to no protection compared to those in vehicles. E-scooter riders who have suffered serious injuries as a result of negligent drivers are eligible to recover their damages by bringing a personal injury lawsuit.

Negligence in E-Scooter Accidents

E-scooters are still motor vehicles and laws apply to their usage just like they do to other vehicles. You can receive a DUI for operating an E-scooter while under the influence. Your conduct while on an E-scooter is immediately relevant in assessing your claim. When an accident occurs, the insurance companies will assign liability. Each party will be assigned a percentage of liability. If the injured party is less than 50% liable for causing the accident, they can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover for their damages. The total damages award given to them will be reduced by the percentage for which they were liable. For instance, if the injured party received a damages award of $10,000 but they were found 10% liable, they would receive $9,000 ($10,000 minus 10%). If the liable party was breaking the law at the time of the accident, negligence will be presumed. This means that you will not have to prove negligence or causation. You will only have to prove that you were injured and the rest will be presumed. For this reason, success rates are often higher in these cases. For instance, if a driver was under the influence of alcohol when they hit an E-scooter, negligence would be presumed because the driver was violating the laws that exist to prevent harm of the kind that the driver caused.

Damages in E-Scooter Accidents

The amount of damages that you are entitled to in an E-scooter accident depends on a number of factors, including how serious your injuries are and the amount of money your injuries have cost you. In general, if an E-scooter rider suffers injuries as the result of another driver’s negligence, the E-scooter rider is entitled to damages for all costs incurred as a result of the injury as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Costs incurred as a result of the injury include things like medical costs, Ubers to and from medical appointments, and lost wages for days where you were unable to work due to your injuries. Pain and suffering damages consider your total amount of costs, as well as how serious your injury is and how long it will last.

Reach Out to Us Today for Help

If you were injured while riding an E-scooter due to a negligent driver, the experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorneys at Leifer Law Firm are ready to fight to get you the settlement that you are entitled to. Contact us to find out what your claim is worth and start taking action.

Source:

leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0600-0699/0627/Sections/0627.736.html

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