Electric Scooter Accidents
You have probably seen the tremendous growth of electric scooters in Florida cities such as Fort Lauderdale. These electric scooters serve as cheap and easy way to get around town. Unfortunately, these scooters have caused injuries and deaths when the rider is hit by a motor vehicle. Most recently, Youtube sensation, Emily Hartridge, died at the young age of 35 while riding an electric scooter. There are several companies that are manufacturing electric scooters. These companies include: Bird, Lime, Jump and Lyft.
There is currently very little regulation regarding these scooters which is more likely to result in injuries and deaths to riders. If you are injured while riding an electric scooter, your Florida PIP insurance may or may not pay up to $10,000.00 of medical bills due to the uncertainty of whether the scooter constitutes a motor vehicle. Additionally, if you are not at fault in the accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier in the form of: paid future bills, hospital bills, loss of wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Common sense will tell us that when riding an electric scooter, the rider is at a serious risk of death due to the lack of protection of an enclosure such as an in a car or a truck. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident while riding an electric scooter, please contact us for a free consultation at 561-588-2781 . There are no upfront fees.