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Orlando E-Scooter Accident Lawyer
Electric sharable scooters also known as e-scooters have become a very trendy mode of transportation in Orlando, Florida, Disney parks, and the surrounding areas. While being very affordable, environmentally friendly, and a generally easy way to get around, e-scooters have become a big concern as scooter-related accidents are on the rise. Scooter accidents are generally serious and the injuries very real. Negligent individuals failing to take care when zipping around interacting with traffic and pedestrians causing serious injuries, and damage to property.
E-scooter accidents can happen in different ways. Scooters can reach speeds of up to 10 mph and can put more than just the riders at risk of injury. Some of the most common e-scooter accidents include:
- Single rider scooter accidents
- Pedestrian injuries often in crowed areas or parks
- Scooter riders being hit by vehicles
- Potholes or uneven pavement
- Drunk or impaired scooter riders
- Distracted e-scooter riders
- Rear-end scooter collisions
- Lane splitting (when a scooter is driven between two lanes of traffic)
- Abandoned scooters that become hazards for others
There are a growing number of e-scooter providers such as Bird, Lime, and HOPR and others. This mode of transportation is exploding and their negligent use is posing serious injuries. Injuries from e-scooters are not limited to scrapes and bruises.
The injuries can be extreme and often include:
- Head injuries, neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Concussions / traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s)
- Contusions, Lacerations, facial injuries and dental issues
- Road rash
Depending on the severity of your injuries, medical treatment may be necessary following an e-scooter accident. Here it is plain and simple many e-scooter companies require riders to assume all liability arising out of their e-scooter use. That’s right. Medical costs to treat injuries are addressed under the injured person’s health insurance. If the scooter was being used for work-related purposes, the person could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Policies may differ and it takes a skilled personal injury lawyer like Jeremiah Jaspon that can properly navigate the liability wrapped around an individual e-scooter accident.
Orlando laws are relatively new for e-scooters and will continue to be reshaped as time goes on. However, individuals, motorists, businesses, property owners, and product manufacturers will still have legal duties when it comes to taking responsibility. If a party is negligent and another person is injured the victims have the right to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.
Yes, the legal process may seem intimidating, but an experienced electric scooter accident lawyer can lead you through the whole process. Jeremiah Jaspon at The Jaspon Firm has the experience and the insight to helping injured e-scooter victims recover damages for their injuries and losses. E-scooters, while being very fun to ride, pose a very slippery legal slope to navigate when it comes to accidents. The Jaspon Firm provides free consultations for its clients and most are surprised at how quickly we can start helping you. From case preparation, dealing with insurance companies and property owners to the final settlement and recovery, Jeremiah Jaspon will fight for you tirelessly and provide the best possible outcome for your case.
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