Whether you love or hate electric scooters, they are here, and they are at the center of controversy over injuries and nuisances. If you have been hurt on or by an electric scooter, you may find it shockingly difficult to figure out what to do and where to turn for compensation. Electric scooter accident claims are complex, but that doesn’t change the fact that you need to get paid for your medical expenses, lost income and your pain and suffering. Robbins Law, PC, is here to help you during this difficult and confusing time.
Who is at Fault and Who Will Pay?
You may have been injured as a scooter rider, a pedestrian involved in a collision with a manned or parked scooter, or even as the driver of a vehicle. Scooter accidents can have many causes including:
- Negligent driver
- Negligent scooter rider who hits a pedestrian or causes a traffic accident
- Pedestrian who violates scooter right of way or behaves erratically
- Defective scooter
- Defective roadway
- Hazards created or left uncorrected by business and property owners
To determine who is at fault, we first determine the cause. In some cases, there may be more than one party to blame. For instance, if your scooter comes to an abrupt halt in traffic, due to a defect, and you are then struck by a distracted driver.
In some cases, the party who will be held financially responsible for your injuries is fairly straightforward. Drivers are required to carry liability insurance, in Georgia. Property and business owners will typically have liability insurance as well, and the companies that provide or manufacture defective scooters can be held liable for the injuries they cause.
If a scooter rider or a pedestrian was to blame, we can look to their homeowner’s insurance if they have it. In some cases we will look at your own insurance coverage, when the at-fault party does not have insurance to cover your injuries.
To learn more about how you can recover the compensation you deserve for your Atlanta electric scooter injuries, please call Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 or email us and schedule your free consultation.