Atlanta Electric Scooter Accident Attorney
E-scooters are becoming a popular method of transportation in cities throughout Georgia. They are fast, efficient, inexpensive to buy or rent, and downright fun. Unfortunately, drivers these days spend just as much time looking down at their phones as they do up on the road. E-scooters are often forced to share the road with motor vehicles when sidewalks are not present or when local municipalities force E-scooters from the sidewalks. This inevitably leads to serious injuries for e-scooter users.
Whether you were struck by a driver in the bike lane or on the shoulder of the road, a driver cut you off in an intersection or when you were on the sidewalk, or you were pushed off your scooter by a pedestrian, you have the right to seek damages from the at-fault party.
Our Atlanta e-scooter injury lawyer at Sawyer Injury Law can help you hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
Common E-Scooter Injuries
According to the Henry Ford Health System, neck and head injuries account for 28 percent of all electric scooter injuries. This includes brain injuries such as concussions or internal bleeding, lacerations, bruises, abrasions, and spine or skull fractures. Medical Xpress reports that there were 29,600 e-scooter riders who had to be treated in an emergency room department for their injuries in 2019, almost double the number from 2018.
Why Winning an E-Scooter Injury Claim is So Difficult
All personal injury claims take time, high-pressure negotiations, and months of back and forth between lawyers and insurance adjusters. No personal injury claim is easy or straightforward, particularly when the plaintiff’s damages are great. Winning an e-scooter claim is even more challenging because the laws are still somewhat vague regarding e-scooter road rights. Many cities have banned e-scooters from sidewalks altogether, while others enforce speed limits or simply ban rideshare e-scooters.
Like pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, law enforcement is likely to take the side of the driver in the case of an e-scooter vs. car crash. Law enforcement, and society in general, look down upon cyclists, pedestrians, e-scooter riders, and other people not driving. This makes it more difficult to prove that the driver was the negligent party, though not impossible.
Despite the challenges ahead, we are confident in our ability to successfully represent you in the coming months and prove that the driver or other party caused the crash and should therefore be held financially accountable for your serious injuries and other damages.
Contact an Atlanta E-Scooter Accident Attorney Today
Our Atlanta e-scooter accident attorney at Sawyer Injury Law knows just how frustrating it is to be the victim of a motor vehicle collision as a vulnerable road user, such as an e-scooter rider. The driver is left unharmed, while you are left with serious injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
We strongly encourage you to take swift action against the negligent party who hit you and to protect yourself by contacting us today to schedule a free consultation.