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Bird Scooters are a form of transportation whereas the vehicle is a large and bulky, two-wheeled scooter that reaches up to 15 mph – a relatively high speed for sidewalk strolling. Though the Bird Scooter may be inexpensive compared to a car, the scooter’s strict use on sidewalks causes many accidents. Unfortunately, they are also a mode of transportation that has caused quite a few accidents on city sidewalks. In fact, the situation has escalated so quickly that some cities have enforced regulations and laws governing how people ride these Bird Scooters on sidewalks.
Below, you’ll find a few examples of diverse types of scooter accidents that may prompt you to call for a Bird Scooter accident attorney. Some are passive, while others precede as active and result in negligence on the part of the operator.
In some cases, Bird Scooter drivers may become injured due to a mechanical defect within the scooter itself. The underlying problem may concern a loose wheel, a motor malfunction, or other mechanical difficulty. At this point of realization, the Bird Scooter victim can consult with a Bird Scooter accident attorney to potentially pursue legal action against liable parties such as:
Unfortunately, rider negligence has occurred countless times in a variety of major cities across the country. Such is a scenario whereas a Bird Scooter rider fails to adhere to the rules of the sidewalk and causes injury to nearby children and/or adults. Those who were injured can pursue legal action by retaining a bird scooter attorney, thus holding the rider responsible for their negligence. In some cases, the rental agencies who distribute these rentals, may be held accountable. The efficiency of your claim depends on the injuries, the situation as to how it happened, as well as the willingness of your accident attorney in order to defend your rights.
Sometimes someone who shouldn't even be able to rent one of these scooters is able to rent one. If they cause injury to someone else, you could likely sue both the rider AND the rental agency who caused the accident. If the accident was caused by a malfunction on the scooter itself, additionally you could look for compensation from the manufacturer of the Scooter itself or the manufacturer of the part that malfunctioned.
Contacting a lawyer is the LAST thing anyone wants to do. It can feel like you're doing something wrong at first, as if "mistakes happen" and you should be forgiving of that. In most cases, this might be true, but in legal matters this couldn't be further from the truth! If someone's negligence causes you bodily and psychological harm, then it's time to get on the phone to a personal injury attorney. They can help you in ways that you never dreamed possible, from making sure that you know someone is working on your case to ensuring that you get the money you need to deal with your injury.
Many who are injured in these accidents are often unaware of their rights, nor what legal options are available to them. For those who were injured from the negligence of a Bird Scooter driver, or the Bird Scooter itself, contact our firm immediately. Here, our Bird Scooter attorneys will be able to answer any questions you may have, as well as assist you with your unique case. Our legal team is here to help.
Jack Ter-Saakyan has been a member of the California State Bar since 2009. Mr. Ter-Saakyan strives to provide each client with an informed understanding of the client’s legal rights, obligations, and options. Mr. Ter-Saakyan zealously advocates on behalf of his clients during all stages of his client’s cases.
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