Electric Scooter LawsCalifornia has enacted various laws to protect scooter riders while on the road. These laws prohibit scooter riders from certain actions and should be adhered to in order to maximize safety and prevent injuries. In addition, some of the electric scooter companies have issued their own rules and regulations to be followed. Some of the laws are:
- Minimum age requirement of 18 years old
- Helmets are required
- Valid driver’s license is required
- Ride only on bike paths and in bike lanes
- Do not ride on the sidewalk
- Park scooters in lawful spaces out of the street and out of the pathway of pedestrians
- Keep at least one hand on the scooter at all times
- Do not ride with more than one person per scooter
- Do not hitch onto or hold the backs of any moving vehicles
- Do not ride scooters while drinking or using any altering substances
- Do not ride the scooters at night or without adequate reflectors and lights
- Obey all traffic laws, including yielding, right of way laws, stop signs, speed limits, and more
- Do not ride on roads where the speed limit exceeds 25 mph
Scooter Accident DetailsA scooter accident can occur in numerous places, from the street to the sidewalk to a bike path. The motorized scooters have the ability to travel on many surfaces and many people use them in all sorts of locations. As a result, there are many more opportunities for accidents. Scooter riders should be careful and cautious because they are much smaller and more difficult to see than other vehicles like cars and motorcycles. We have put together a small list of causes of scooter accidents below.
- Scooter defects, such as brake failure, broken lights, broken handlebars, detached parts, and more
- Reckless drivers on the road who speed, ignore right of way laws, drink and drive, run red lights and stop signs, and more
- Pedestrians and cyclists who do not give proper berth or who collide with scooters
- Road defects like potholes, cracks, lack of lighting, lack of warnings about turns and driveways, and more
- Weather conditions that make it hard to operate the scooters, such as rain, snow, fog, and ice
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
Scooter Crash ProcedureYou may be confused or injured after a scooter crash, which can cloud your judgment and cause you to make errors or overlook key details. You should follow these steps to ensure that you have the best foundation for a claim and that you remain safe. Firstly, get medical treatment, whether by going to the hospital or seeing paramedics. You do not want to risk potential injuries because you do not think you were that badly injured. You can be fully evaluated, which also benefits your claim. If you avoid treatment or a diagnosis, the insurance agent can say that you were not as hurt as you claimed or that you were hurt elsewhere. You should also have copies of the medical bills and doctor’s notes on hand to provide to your attorney, as these will showcase the extent of your treatment.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.Then, you should go speak with eyewitnesses or bystanders who saw the event and can attest to what happened. You can write down their testimonies. It will benefit your claim to have numerous parties and perspectives backing you up. Write down the contact information, license plate number, phone number, insurance information, and more if another driver hit you. This will allow you to contact the correct party and file a claim against the proper individual. Be sure to take screenshots of the scooter ride information, retain copies of your payment history, and try to keep the scooter in your possession if possible (otherwise take photos of it). You need to be able to show that you were lawfully riding the scooter at the time of the incident. In some cases, the police may show up to investigate. You can ask that a copy of the police report be prepared for you. Lastly, it is important that you reach out to an attorney in Riverside with experience in scooter accident lawsuits. You should not try to move forward by yourself with a lawsuit; you may lack the time, knowledge, funds, and energy to file a claim, so a lawyer is your best choice.
Scooter Accident Lawsuit CompensationVictims of scooter accidents should be fairly compensated for their damages if the injuries were caused by another party due to negligent action or carelessness. We can make sure that you o not have to pay for any debts and expenses that racked up during or after the incident. Our goal will be to secure you the proper compensation from the insurance agency and have all of your damages covered. You have the opportunity to win the following:
- Medical bills from the past and the future for any treatments, medication, therapy, and more
- Property damage if your personal items were lost or broken
- Missed wages if you could not go to work and earn income, as well as future lost income
- Pain and suffering damages for emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, and more
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