California is typically very warm and sunny during most of the year, making outdoor activities both popular and enjoyable. While there are many different modes of transportation that California residents and tourists can use to get around town, two-wheeled Segway PT’s (Personal Transporters), or Segways, are becoming increasingly popular. While many people ride Segways without any problems, others encounter accidents while riding them and are injured. If you or a loved one has been hurt while riding a Segway, it may be helpful to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss all of your legal options.
Types of Segway Injuries
While there are a multitude of ways to become injured while riding a Segway, some are more common than others. Some of the most common types of Segway injuries include:
- broken bones
- head injuries
- neck injuries
- back problems
Statistics have shown that approximately 1 in 4 Segway riders who have accidents are admitted to a hospital. The majority of patients admitted to a hospital have had head injuries, especially if the rider was not wearing a helmet. In many cases, Segway injuries are similar to those who have had automobile accidents. If you have sustained injuries similar to those listed above, consult a Glendale accident attorney for advice.
The Rules of the Road
Segway riders in California must abide by California law, which means that they must operate Segways at reasonable speeds on roads, bike lanes, highways, streets and sidewalks, taking into consideration the visibility and weather conditions. If Segway riders abide by these rules and are still injured in an accident, they may obtain compensation by filing a lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident. While Los Angeles personal injury law can be complex, a Glendale accident attorney who has experience in these types of cases can help you prove who was at fault and who caused your injuries.
Personal injury law is in place to help everyone, not just those hurt in automobile accidents. If you have been hurt in a Segway-related accident in California, contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer for advice. After a brief consultation, a personal injury attorney will let you know if you have a valid claim. Making the decision to consult legal counsel is one way to take control of your financial future, so you can get back on your feet after a Segway accident.
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888-529-3111 Monday-Friday, 8am to 6pm.
— Jack Ter-Saakyan, Esq.
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