- What happens if a defective scooter causes an injury?
- Can injured victims sue the rental scooter company?
- Can injured victims sue the rental scooter manufacturer?
- Can victims be compensated?
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.
What is Bird?Bird is a scooter-share company that was founded in the summer of 2017 by Travis VanderZanden, who once was a high-ranking executive at both Lyft and Uber. Bird is based in Santa Monica, California and now provides a convenient transportation option to residents of the following major cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Culver City. How do the Bird e-scooters work? Similar to ridesharing services Uber and Lyft, Bird is available to riders through a mobile application.
Bird Safety InformationBird scooter users are subject to follow specific rules. For example, riders must always wear a helmet while using the scooters. Therefore, they must carry their own helmet. Since helmets are required, the company offers free helmets to all riders that request them. Riders must always follow all traffic rules (they must always ride on the street and never on sidewalks). Riders must also always ride as single-riders-especially considering the weight limit on the scooters. Riders are also required to be at least 18-years-old with a valid driver’s license.
Can You Sue the Manufacturer for Bird Scooters if a Defective Bird Scooter Causes You an Injury?Yes, you can sue the manufacturer for Bird scooters if a defect caused you to suffer an injury. If you believe that a defect in the Bird scooter that you rented resulted in your injuries, you might have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. If a defective product caused your injuries, you have the right to sue and receive compensation. Who manufactures the electric scooters used by Bird? According to reports, a Chinese electronics company called Xiaomi is manufacturing Bird’s scooters under a “Mi” brand. If a defective Bird scooter causes an injury, you could file a product liability claim against Xiaomi under the following circumstances:
- There is a defect in the scooter’s design.
- There is a defect in the scooter’s manufacturing.
- There is a defect in the scooter’s labeling.
Learn more about your legal options by chatting with a representative now.For more information about filing a defective product claim against the manufacturer of Bird scooters, you must contact the attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Can You Sue the Bird Scooter Company for an Injury?Yes, you can sue the Bird Scooter company for an injury. Was Bird negligent in any way? Did Bird’s negligence lead to your injury? If so, you must speak with an injury lawyer for e-scooter accidents as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some victims of scooter accidents think that their accidents were silly and not grounds for filing a lawsuit. However, victims of scooter accidents could have grounds to sue-regardless of how silly or harmless the accident might have seemed. Any type of injury suffered, whether it be a sprain, a fracture, a laceration, for example, could make you eligible to receive compensation. For specific information about whether you could file a lawsuit against Bird Scooter Company after suffering injuries, you must contact the injury attorneys for Bird scooter accident lawsuits at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Other Possible Causes of InjuriesWhenever you are riding some sort of vehicle along with traffic, you run the risk of being injured. As discussed in the sections above, you could file a lawsuit if you are injured as a result of a defect in the scooters. However, not only product defects could cause your accidents. Besides the obvious hazard being cars and other motorized vehicles, scooter accidents could also be caused by a crack in the sidewalk or a broken road, for example. If you suffer a Bird scooter fall from a defective sidewalk, you could have grounds to sue the party liable for the sidewalk. No matter the cause of your accident, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys at DTLA Law Group will guide you through the process of suing whoever is liable for your accident and your injuries.
The Compensation Available for RecoveryIf you file a lawsuit after suffering an accident on a Bird scooter, you might be eligible to be compensated. Since the specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive depends on the details of your claim, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Speaking with an experienced scooter accident attorney should help you get a better understanding of the compensation that you could receive. Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover some of the following categories of compensation:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages