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E-Scooter Accidents

Electric Scooter Accident Injury Attorney in South Florida

E-Scooter Accident Lawyer David B. Datny and The Datny Law Firm in Boca Raton and Wellington represent victims injured in Electric Scooter accidents throughout the State of Florida. Over the last few years, Electric Scooter Sharing Services (like Bird, Bolt and Lime) have become incredibly popular in Florida as a transportation alternative due to year round favorable weather conditions and a large population of sporting and beach enthusiasts. Dockless Scooters have popped up in Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas, Hollywood, Miami, South Beach, Orlando, etc. However, despite increased availability, and popularity with youth, millennials, tourists and the environmentally conscious, Electric Scooters are far from safe. There is a serious and underappreciated risk of injury to Drivers of E-Scooters as supported by many recent studies which have revealed in excess of 1,500 injuries in the United States over the last year (2018) with a similar rise in Emergency Room visits due to E-Scooter Crashes.

Electric Scooter Accident Claims are complex, and involve a variety of insurance coverage and legal challenges The Datny Law Firm can help you overcome. After an E-Scooter Accident, it is not uncommon for the involved parties to point the finger at others to minimize or avoid responsibility, e.g., the manufacturer may blame the operator (Bird, Bolt, Lyft, Lime) for improper maintenance or the operator (Bird, Bolt, Lyft, Lime) may blame the driver (You) for user error or some other third-party. Boca Raton and Wellington Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer David B. Datny will fight to hold all of the responsible parties accountable for your accident. The Datny Law Firm will also make sure you get the medical treatment you need and the financial compensation you deserve. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an E-Scooter Accident, or by the negligence of operators like Bird, Bolt or Lime, contact The Datny Law Firm immediately at 561-221-7474. All consultations are FREE and we will travel to you if necessary regardless of where you may be located in Florida.

Types of Electric Scooter Accidents

E-Scooters are dangerous and accidents can happen in many different and unexpected ways from collision with a car to tripping and falling over a carelessly placed device or a distracted pedestrian walking directly into the path of your Scooter. Some of the most common types and causes of Electric Scooter Accidents are listed below. The list is not all inclusive and if you have been injured in any way by an Electric Scooter, contact The Datny Law Firm for a FREE consultation.

  • Scooter v. Scooter
  • Scooter v. Car
  • Scooter v. Pedestrian
  • Scooter v. Bicyclist
  • Scooter v. Motorcycle
  • Trip and Fall (over Dockless Scooters)

 

Common Causes of Electric Scooter Accidents

  • Driver Error
  • Driver Inexperience
  • Careless and Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drunk, Drugged or Impaired Driving
  • Defective Scooters (Negligently Designed or Manufactured Scooters)
  • Poorly Maintained and Repaired Scooters (by Owners and Operators)
  • Road Hazards (Potholes or Raised, Uneven or Sunken Streets and Sidewalks)
  • Door Strikes (Drivers and Passengers Opening Doors into Traffic or Parking Spots)

 

Injuries from Electric Scooter Accidents

Injuries from Electric Scooter Accidents can be severe. The most common types of injuries following an E-Scooter Accident are listed below. It is important to recognize, getting the appropriate treatment for these injuries can be quite costly especially if you lack health insurance or are out of work for an extended period of time. At The Datny Law Firm, Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer David B. Datny will seek damages and compensation for your lost earnings, out of pocket past/future medical expenses and pain and suffering. The at fault party, and not you, should be responsible for your damages.

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Concussions
  • Paralysis
  • Death

 

Electric Scooters Available in Florida

There are many different types of E-Scooters available throughout Florida depending on what city you are in. A brief list of where you can find each type of Electric Scooter in the area is listed below. As you can see, there are many different Electric Scooter companies, each with their own type of Scooter, and with their own internal policies and procedures for handling accidents. An E-Scooter Accident Attorney like David B. Datny can help you deal with these companies and the complexities of subsequent accidents.

  • Lime Scooters
    • Fort Lauderdale
    • Key Biscayne
    • Miami
    • Miami Lakes
    • Miami Shores
    • Miami Springs
    • North Bay Village
    • North Miami
    • Orlando
    • South Miami
    • Unincorporated Miami Dade
  • Bird Scooters
    • Fort Lauderdale
  • Bolt Scooters
    • Fort Lauderdale
  • Gotcha Scooters
    • Fort Lauderdale
    • Augustine
    • Florida State University
    • University of Florida
  • Lyft Scooters
    • Miami
    • Coral Gables

 

Who May Be Responsible For My E-Scooter Accident Related Injuries?

The Datny Law Firm and E-Scooter Accident Attorney David B. Datny will investigate your Scooter Accident and identify all responsible parties. While each accident is different, and every Scooter Sharing Company maintains different equipment as well as scheme of insurance, the most common responsible parties for Scooter related accidents are listed below:

  • Opposing Driver– the owner or negligent operator of the car, motorcycle, bicycle or scooter that caused your accident may be responsible for your injuries, medical expenses and other damages. The Datny Law Firm would prosecute a claim against the owner/operator as well as their insurance company.
  • Property Owner – if your Scooter accident was caused due to a defective or hazardous condition on a sidewalk, pathway or road, e.g., pothole or carelessly placed Dockless Scooter, The Datny Law Firm would pursue a claim against the property owner and any maintenance company employed to keep the premises in a safe condition.
  • Scooter Sharing Company– if you injured yourself while operating a Scooter that malfunctioned, you may have a claim against the Scooter Sharing Company (Lime, Bolt, Bird, Lyft) that rented it to you for negligently failing to inspect, maintain or repair its equipment.
  • Scooter Manufacturer – accidents also sometimes occur due to malfunctioning Scooters that were negligently designed or manufactured. 

The Datny Law Firm will investigate if your accident was caused by a defective product. Contact us today at 561-221-7474 for a FREE case evaluation.

 

Contact The Datny Law Firm If You Were Injured In An E-Scooter Accident

If you or a family member have been injured or killed in an Electric Scooter Accident, contact The Datny Law Firm immediately at 561-221-7474. As you can see from above, E-Scooter Accidents are complex and often confusing. Identifying the responsible party and insurance company can be difficult and time consuming especially if you are trying to do so while recovering from your injuries. Boca Raton and Wellington Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer David B. Datny has the experience to aggressively handle your claim so you can focus on what matters most – your health and injury recovery. Don’t wait to contact us. Time is of the essence after your accident as important evidence can be lost if not immediately preserved. We are available 24/7 to assist you with your case and we will travel to you for a FREE consul tation regardless of where you are located in Florida.

The Datny Law Firm represents Electric Scooter Accident Victims throughout Florida including Boca Raton, Wellington, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Lantana, Golden Lakes, Loxahatchee, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach. We also represent Clients in Broward County including Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, Orlando, St. Augustine, South Miami.

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