California Segway Accident Lawyers
Segways, the motorized scooters popularized in the past decade, have sadly been the cause of countless serious injuries and even deaths. Facial trauma, brain injury, fractures of clavicles, ribs, ankles, and arms, are all common consequences of patients admitted to emergency rooms due to falling off or crashing a Segway. If you were involved in a similar accident, you can get help by contacting the California Segway Attorneys today.
In fact, a former student has been compensated $10 million after suffering tragic brain trauma in a Segway accident. John Ezzo, 23, from Norwalk, California, was seriously injured at a Segway company demonstration of its two-wheeled vehicle at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven in September 2009.
John Ezzo was riding the Segway blindfolded and without a helmet through an obstacle course set up by company workers when he fell off and injured his head, according to his lawyer. A Bridgeport Superior Court jury in Connecticut found New Hampshire-based Segway Inc. and two employees were responsible for Mr Ezzo's injuries.
Tragic Segway accidents such as this could have been prevented with proper safety precautions, but a lack of care on the part of Segway and employees have caused similar tragic accidents nationwide. In fact, the owner of Segway, James W. Heselden, tragically died in 2010 due to a segway accident which ran him off a cliff. A notable philanthropist, Mr. Heselden is sadly one of victims of his segway invention.
Dr. Mary Pat McKay, a professor of emergency medicine and public health at the George Washington University, has seen her fair share of Segway accidents at her hospital. She's urging U.S. consumer safety experts to better monitor the countless injuries from the tens of thousands of Segways that are used nationwide.
What we need is a system to look at this on a national basis, which we don't have now, said McKay. People are falling off of Segways and they're really getting hurt. In a recent case review in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, McKay noted 41 Segway injuries among patients who came to the George Washington emergency room between April 2005 and November 2008. Of those, ten (24%) were admitted to the hospital and four were rushed to intensive care.
When I compare admission rates for Segway injuries for people who came to the ER, the admission rate was higher than pedestrians struck by a car, she said, explaining that about 20% of those patients are admitted, according to government analyses.
If you or someone you love was involved in a Segway accident, contact Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP, the California Segway Lawyers. We have over 30 years of experience investigating and gaining compensation for those injured in similar accidents with a 97.5% success rate. We take each case very seriously, and are here to help you regain your life and thrive again. Contact us today. We offer a free consultation and are here to help.Local Office
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