Fighting For The Victims Of Scooter Accidents
Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have cropped up by the thousands since the debut of rentable dockless e-scooters from companies such as Lime, Bird, Skip and Spin. Unfortunately, many riders are brand-new to scootering when they rent e-scooters – leading to a high risk of accidents, falls, collisions and injuries. If you are the victim of a scooter collision, the e-scooter accident lawyers at Salter Ferguson, LLC, can help you file an injury claim. Please contact us to discuss your accident case with an attorney for free today.
Why Choose Us?
- We are a results-oriented personal injury law firm. Our attorneys provide legal assistance to clients in a way designed to maximize results.
- We never leave clients in the dark. Your personal e-scooter accident lawyer in Birmingham will communicate openly and honestly with you about your claim every step of the way.
- We accept Birmingham e-scooter accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge any fees until we help you achieve financial recovery.
Why You Need A Birmingham E-Scooter Crash Attorney
Scooter accident cases often involve the liability of large and powerful corporations, such as a scooter manufacturer or rentable e-scooter company. As an individual plaintiff, it can be difficult to bring your claim against these types of defendants. They will have aggressive legal teams trained to combat and dismiss your claim. When you hire a Birmingham scooter accident lawyer, you give yourself the power to better negotiate with powerful defendants. An attorney can work hard to protect your rights and fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
Are Electric Scooters Reliable?
E-scooters have a relatively short history – rentable e-scooters even more so. In the few years that rentable e-scooters have been available to the public, consumers have learned not to make assumptions as to their safety or reliability. E-scooter defects, malfunctions and recalls have marred the market since the beginning. Many rentable electric scooters receive such frequent use that they are quick to fall apart and malfunction. Privately owned e-scooters may be slightly more reliable, but they can still experience equipment malfunctions and breakdowns that make them unpredictable. In general, electric scooters can be a risky mode of transportation for riders
Scooter Accident Statistics
A study by the Austin Public Health and Transportation Department in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 271 scooter accident injuries from September 5th to November 30th, 2018 alone. Researchers stated scooters cause an average of 20 injuries per 100,000 rides in the U.S.
- Broken bones
- Muscle sprains
- Lacerations and contusions
- Road rash
- Injuries to the face and head
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spine injuries
- Internal organ damage
Almost 50% of injured scooter riders in the study suffered head injuries. Fifteen percent (15%) had traumatic brain injuries. Only one in 190 injured scooter riders involved in the study were wearing helmets.
How Many People Have Died On An E-Scooter?
Sadly, some e-scooter accidents are fatal for riders. A Consumer Reports survey found that since the fall of 2017, eight people have died in electric scooter incidents. Fatal e-scooter accidents have involved both rider collisions with motor vehicles and accidents involving loss of e-scooter control. Some riders may not have the experience or ability to safely control electric scooters. Others may do everything right, yet still suffer serious injuries when a defective e-scooter malfunctions mid-ride. Either way, the injured party or a surviving loved one of a deceased victim may have the option of filing a lawsuit in Birmingham.
Contact A Birmingham Scooter Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a relative is a Birmingham scooter or e-scooter accident victim, please do not hesitate to contact Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Salter Ferguson, LLC, for legal counsel. Our attorneys have pioneered the e-scooter accident practice area from the beginning. We have accepted cases involving rentable e-scooters since their debut in Alabama. We have the experience, skill and resources to help you with your case. Find out if you are eligible to receive compensation today. Call us at 877-653-9655 or contact us online to request a free consultation.