It’s no secret that electric scooters are the latest transportation fad. Many people view them as a fun, fast, and cost-efficient way to get around cities such as Denver. However, they are also more dangerous than the average rider might suspect. The boom of rentable dockless electric scooters has been associated with an increase in preventable accidents and injuries nationwide.
Common E-Scooter Injuries
Many two-wheeled motorized scooters can reach a top speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour. What might seem like a relatively slow pace is fast enough to cause serious injuries and even death.
The CDC found that nearly half of all injured riders involved in a recent study suffered head injuries. Even more alarming, fifteen percent had symptoms suggestive of a traumatic brain injury. Less than one percent of riders were wearing a helmet at the time of their fall or crash.
Other common injuries identified in the study included:
- Bone fractures
- Nerve, ligament, or tendon injuries
- Severe bleeding
- Sustained organ damage
Steps to Take After an E-Scooter Accident
Scooter accidents can be caused by negligent motorists, scooter defects, dangerous road conditions, and more. Regardless, what you do after an electric scooter accident can impact your rights and ability to recover compensation. Among other steps, you will likely want to:
- Seek medical attention
- Take pictures
- Write down the scooter’s serial number
- Gather contact information from witnesses
- Report the accident to the rental scooter company
- Contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Lawyers
It may be possible to recover compensation for injuries sustained in a rental scooter accident. Our attorneys understand the complex laws and regulations surrounding limited liability, assumption of risk, product defects, and other matters related to electric scooter claims.
If you were hurt while renting an electric scooter, call 303-237-7373 for a free legal consultation. The Frickey Law Firm serves Denver, Lakewood, and nearby areas of Colorado. Our award-winning lawyers are experts in personal injury cases and will fight on your behalf.