Segway’s are a unique method of transportation, however many times Segway’s fail to respond to the operators command. In such instances serious to moderate to severe injuries can result.
Many times the cause of the accident can be due to human error, however other times injuries can result because of a defective Segway. A product can be considered defective if it satisfies certain requirements. In California any commercial supplier of a product can be held liable for injuries resulting from the sale of a defective product.
Who is a Commercial Supplier
: Commercial suppliers are considered any retailer, wholesaler or dealer involved in the commercial transaction and is generally engaged in such businesses. Thus, if you purchased the Segway from a business then all commercial suppliers are liable. However, if you purchased the Segway from a private 3rd
party liability cannot be imposed upon them, however certain exceptions can apply.
Defective Segway Claims
: A defective Segway can be a dangerous vehicle, which can cause serious injuries. When the Segway fails to respond to the operator’s commands, it can collide with other objects or persons. If the operator is in a crowded area or street then an accident can occur. Since Segway’s do not have outside protection such as vehicles, the operator can suffer serious injuries.
Types of Segway Injuries: Segway injuries depend on a number of different factors, which include where the incident occurred, time of day and other road conditions. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries causing serious to long term health complications;
- Broken ribs resulting from a fall or collision;
- Broken nose, resulting from an accident caused by a defective Segway;
- Broken neck or back caused by the defective Segway; or
- Facial lacerations resulting from a fall or caused by skidding.
In such instances recovery can be a painful process. However, certain injuries do not offer a positive prognosis. Injuries such a brain or neck injuries can leave the victim with long term injuries. While Los Angeles remains a hot destination for Segway rentals and tours, a defective Segway can lead to serious injuries.
Liability for Defect – Defective Segway Compensation
If you suffered an injury as a result of a rental of a Segway, then it is possible to hold the rental company liable as well as the commercial supplier of the product. However, if you purchase the Segway and use it for personal or recreational use then the seller will be held liable for the defective product. If the product was purchased from a 3rd
party who is not ordinarily engaged in the sale of such products, then different liability issues will arise.
Who pay for your injuries
: Medical expenses arising out of such injuries can be serious and costly. Often time’s insurance carriers and providers will not cover the cost of injuries associated or resulting from such incidents. Or they will fail to provide full coverage. Certain injuries may require long term care and assistance, and legal resolution or restitution may be your only chance for recovery.
Product Liability Law Firm Representing Defective Segway Injuries
If you have been injured in a Segway accident and are considering legal action, contact Downtown LA Law. Our firm offers and aggressive approach for your recovery and will guide you through the entire process. Our team will be in your corner every step of the way. From following up with your doctors visits to updating you on the status of your case we are with you.
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: Our offices are open 7-days a week
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