Scooter Accident Lawyer Columbus Ohio
Have you been seriously injured in a scooter accident? We’ve helped others like you.
As electronic scooters, or e-scooters, gain popularity, there is an increase in scooter related accidents and injury. Our firm is knowledgeable in the laws regarding these types of accidents and can help you get justice.
Were you hit by a vehicle and injured while riding an e-scooter? Get a Free Case Evaluation today.
If you or someone you know was riding an electric scooter and has been injured due to the negligence by someone driving a vehicle, road hazards, or because of a malfunction in the mechanics of the scooter, you may be able to seek financial compensation. These e-scooters are subject to traffic laws which means, they’re not to be ridden on sidewalks, they must follow traffic signals, including providing right-of-way to pedestrians. These scooters are also often left lying on the ground in heavily traveled sidewalks throughout the city posing a tripping hazard. There are numerous possibilities to be injured by e-scooters and Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will fight for your entitled compensation for your injuries stemming from an e-scooter accident.
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5 reasons you need a scooter accident attorney in Columbus, Ohio.
- An law firm like Erney Law in Columbus, Ohio will gather as much evidence as possible including photos and video from nearby security cameras, eyewitness testimonies, information about the guilty party’s driving history, and the scooter’s manufacturer information.
- A scooter accident attorney will fight with insurance companies with proof of how much compensation you or your loved one is entitled to.
- An experienced scooter accident attorney has the ability to answer questions you have at any time, they know how to properly file a legal claim, and you’ll have someone dedicated to your legal needs.
- Should you case reach the courtroom, your scooter accident attorney will serve as your representation, they know all the facts about your case, and will be better equipped to favorably speak to the jury on your behalf.
- Your scooter accident attorney will allow you to focus on recovery rather than spending all your time and resources trying to navigate your way through your case inexperienced and alone.
What are the typical scooter accident injuries in Columbus, Ohio?
Scooter accident injuries in Columbus, Ohio vary from minor scratches, bumps and bruises to severe injuries such as the ones listed below:
- Neck and back injuries
- Ligament and disc injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Partial / complete paralysis
- Spinal cord injury
- Organ damage
- Severe bruising
Typical questions to ask if you have a scooter accident in Columbus, Ohio.
The impact of injuries sustained in an electronic scooter can be life-altering for you and your loved ones. Here are some questions you should ask when hiring an attorney to represent you in a scooter accident case:
- What am I entitled to receive compensation for?
- Who is liable for the damages I suffered in my scooter accident?
- Do I really need an attorney?
- What if the defendant can’t afford to pay the compensation I’m awarded?
- How much will I pay in attorney fees?
- How long will it take to reach a settlement?
- Who is held accountable for scooter accidents that resulted from road defects?
What are the dangers of electronic scooters in Columbus, Ohio?
For as many positive benefits these scooters possess, there are many more dangers involved when riding an electronic scooter. First and foremost is riding scooters on the sidewalk. Not only is riding on the sidewalk dangerous, it’s illegal. The likelihood of a scooter / pedestrian collision is much higher than when ridden legally on the street.
Speed is the second major danger for riding electronic scooters. These electronic scooters travel at speeds nearing 15 mph. This speed is comparable to that of those traveling on bicycles, however, lack of protective gear and riding experience puts electronic scooter riders at high-risk for accidents and injury.
The third most dangerous situation is car versus scooter. If a scooter crashes into a car, the damage to the vehicle will likely be minimal, however, the damage to the rider could be quite substantial or even deadly.
Lastly, scooters left lying on the sidewalk after a rider has used a scooter. Pedestrians are at risk for tripping over the scooter which may result in injury. There have been a surprising amount of cases filed by pedestrians who have tripped over scooters lying on the ground that have been discarded by riders that failed to use the kickstand that keep the scooters upright.
What's the process?
Personal injury cases can be complicated and not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.
Free Case Evaluation
We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.
Monitor Your Care
We ensure you are receiving the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.
We Handle Everything
We will relieve the worry and burden of dealing with the insurance companies and maximize your financial recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I entitled to compensation if I am hit while riding a scooter?
Motorized scooters are rising in popularity throughout Ohio. Unfortunately, so are accidents involving motorized scooters. Our firm has successfully handled injury cases involving injured persons while operating a scooter. We will carefully review the facts of your case and determine if you are entitled to compensation by the at-fault insurance carrier or your own automobile insurance carrier.
Where am I legally allowed to ride a scooter?
Columbus has been adopting new rules and regulations for scooter use. Each city/suburb may also have its own set of rules and regulations for scooter use, so it is important that you research the particular area where you intend to ride the scooter. In 2018, Columbus banned electric scooters from operating on the sidewalk. Scooters should be operated on a roadway (in the bike lane if applicable), and must obey all traffic laws.
If I am injured while riding a scooter, will there be insurance available to compensate me?
If you are injured while riding a scooter by an at – fault driver, that driver’s insurance company will be required to compensate you for your economic and non – economic damages.
If I am injured while on a scooter by an uninsured at – fault driver, will my own auto insurance provide coverage for me?
Maybe. It depends upon the language in your own automobile insurance policy. We have the experience to analyze that situation and advise you of your rights.
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Your case matters to us, just as much as it matters to you. We want to help you every step of the way, but in order to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details in order to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free, and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, and how compensation works for you and for us.
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