Electric scooters like the ones made by the Bird and Lime scooter companies are becoming more popular than ever before. They’re different than skateboards, bicycles, or motorcycles because the driver of the scooter keeps both feet on the footboard and pushing a button with the thumb is what makes it go. These scooters can dart in and out of traffic and this can result in a multitude of problems. If you’ve been injured in a Bird or Lime scooter accident, you need an experienced attorney like one from the Law Offices of Brett Levy of Boston, Massachusetts to evaluate your case.
Types of Scooter Injuries
Let’s face it, electric scooters are dangerous. They offer no protection at all for those who ride them, and they can go fast, up to fifteen miles per hour. Since they are new, laws that regulate these scooters are still being made, and often it’s just plain uncertain where and where not they are supposed to be. Riders of scooters can easily be seriously injured with head, brain, and spinal cord injuries that may require treatment for a lifetime. There can also be somewhat less serious injuries like fractures of long bones that may involve prolonged time off work and expensive treatment.
Sources of Negligence in Scooter Accidents
In electric scooter accidents, there are several possible sources of negligence. If a driver is speeding, distracted, or does not yield right of way; the driver himself can be found negligent. If the scooter is somehow defective, the manufacturer may also be guilty of negligence. The best way to find out who may owe compensation for an electric scooter accident is to consult with an expert legal professional from the Law Offices of Brett Levy of Boston. Our legal staff will find any sources of negligence that have occurred.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Bird and Lime Scooter Accident Attorney in Boston Today
If you’ve been injured in a Bird or Lime scooter accident, call to schedule a consultation with a Bird and Lime scooter accident attorney in Boston today. The skilled legal staff at the Law Offices of Brett Levy will assess your case for its merits and will fight for the compensation you need and deserve. We serve the cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Brockton, Worcester, Somerville, Malden, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, and Waltham, Massachusetts and we are ready to serve you. Call us at (617) 338-2700 and let us be there for you.