The Los Angeles Scooter Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been winning compensation for victims who have suffered physically and emotionally due to a manufacturers negligence. Users of motorized scooters have found themselves in the emergency room and have been left with not only severe injuries but also hefty medical bills along with lost wages.
The law firm of Bisnar Chase has held a 99% success rate for over 45 years and are determined to win even the toughest of cases.
If you or someone you know has endured pain and suffering from a “Bird” scooter accident contact the law firm of Bisnar Chase. Upon your call, you will be immediately connected to one of our highly-skilled legal team members. Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase at 323-238-4683. Upon your call, you will receive a free consultation and legal advice for your injury case.
You don’t have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s carelessness, call now.
Los Angeles Scooter Accident Resources
How much is a Scooter accident case worth in CA?
The amount of your case value depends on the severity of the injuries sustained in the accident. An average settlement could be anywhere from $15,000.00 to $100,000.00. The most common injuries in these types of cases are head, ankle, and wrist injuries so your attorney will need to evaluate all of your medical costs to determine value. Once the value is determined, your compensation payout can be quick, usually a few weeks to a month. You should not accept the first offer you receive as it’s typical for insurance companies to lowball claims.
How Bird and Lime Scooter Share Programs Operate
There are a wide variety of electric scooters which are comprised of bikes, motorcycles or electric-kick scooters. Scooter rental companies such as “Bird” have accumulated millions of dollars in revenue due to accessibility. The motorized scooters that are available for rent in beach areas such as Santa Monica, California are accompanied by a phone app which allows you to find a scooter company near you.
The phone app also unlocks the scooter for riding usage. The “Bird” scooter cost is $1 dollar to rent and it 15 cents per minute to ride. Motorized scooter companies have claimed that this new form of transportation makes getting around easier and also gives an environmentally friendly option for short-distance commuters.
3 Common Types of Bird Scooter Injuries in Los Angeles
Motorized scooters such as “Bird” scooters can go up to 15 mph and without a helmet or any safety gear can have serious consequences. Not only that but without proper driving laws instilled many motorized scooter users have endured severe bodily harm due to being struck by a vehicle and have faced a tremendous amount of legal issues. Below are the three most common kinds of injuries that are experienced in scooter incidents.
Each year over 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injuries. Recreational activities account for 21% percent of the brain trauma that has been reported. Scooters do not provide any protection and leave riders vulnerable on the street.
Motorized scooter brand, “Bird Scooters” has gained notoriety for many users being involved in dangerous instances. Riders have suffered from catastrophic head injuries and have accumulated various kinds of head trauma such as concussions.
“Bird” scooters having defective brake systems have caused riders to break multiple bones. Users in Santa Monica, in particular, have reportedly had many broken bones and the scooters have led people to be involved in a car accident due to being unable to stop at dangerous intersections. Not only are the brakes on a “Bird” scooter have been unreliable but the instantaneous acceleration is also an issue riders face. By-standers or pedestrians have undergone injuries due to collisions as well. If you have been a victim of a scooter collision the Los Angeles Scooter Injury Lawyers of Bisnar Chase are here to provide you with quality legal representation. Riders who have experienced a “Bird” scooter injury call 323-238-4683 for a free case analysis.
The loss of sensation or movement of all muscles or specific muscles are symptoms of being paralyzed. What causes a person to be paralyzed can range from having a genetic disorder or experiencing damage to the spinal cord. If a scooter rider endures spinal cord trauma or a “Bird” scooter death occurs from being hit by a vehicle and the cause was due to a malfunction in the scooter then more than likely liability for the accident will fall on the scooter manufacturer.
Accidents Involving Electric Scooters in Los Angeles
Brands such as “Bird” have become a staple in Los Angeles specifically in beach cities such as Santa Monica. Unfortunately, there have been many mishaps with the scooter itself and also many injuries.
The Washington Post reported that Santa Monica law enforcement took issue with the new self-transportation.
“These scooters literally just began showing up on our streets last fall, the challenge is that they decided to launch first and figure it out later. People have been riding on these scooters for months without helmets, with young people on them, so there’s a sense of this is how they’re meant to be ridden,” stated Santa Monica deputy city manager and director of policy Anju Gupta.
Just in a few months after the release of the “Bird” scooter the Santa Monica police department had made 97 citations and officers responded to over eight accidents.
City officials have stated that their main concern is to ensure the safety of the scooter riders.
Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer shared “Nothing would make me happier than to have them out there operating legally and safely with the appropriate permits. It’s just a matter of talking; talk helps a lot.”
Bird scooters have been appearing all over Southern California and have not only been infamous for their accessibility but also for their dangerous malfunctions. The Los Angeles scooter accident attorneys of Bisnar Chase will win you the compensation you need after a scooter accident.
What Kind of Electric Scooter Accident Can I Claim?
Multiple factors can play into a scooter injury incident. Some of these elements can include potholes, uneven concrete, or even a car crashing into the scooter. Most of the time though the key cause of a motor-scooter accident can rely on the design or on faulty parts.
Who is responsible for your injuries and the medical bills that follow?
It depends on how you were harmed in the accident. For example, if the scooter itself had faulty brakes then liability can rely on the manufacturer of the defective product. Manufacturers have what is known in legal terms as a duty of care. A personal injury victim will need to prove this key component in order to win compensation for a claim. This means that the defendant had a duty to keep its consumers safe. Another key aspect that needs to be proven in an accident claim is that the cause of the accident and injuries was due to the negligence of the defendant. This is known as a “breach of duty”.
For more information contact the personal injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase at 323-238-4683 for a free case analysis.
Deaths at the Hands of Defective Scooters
Being injured in a scooter accident can not only leave a person with serious injuries but can also kill a rider.
Twenty-four-year-old Jacoby Stoneking died due to falling off a scooter. Reports stated that Stoneking attempted to save his own life by calling a Lyft when he fell. Unfortunately, when the Lyft driver arrived on the scene Stoneking lost consciousness.
The next day the aspiring doctor was pronounced dead at Baylor University Medical Hospital. Dallas Officials stated that when they were examining the location in which Stoneking was hurt they found a “Lime” scooter in pieces.
The father of Jacoby Stoneking said that his son “…cared for people” and “was all about life.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stoneking family.
Wrongful death incidents occur every day due to negligence manufacturers. A family who has suffered a wrongful death is strongly advised to seek compensation and legal aid from an experienced scooter injury lawyer. Expenses that can be compensated include medical expenses and funeral costs.
Los Angeles Electric Scooter Safety Regulations
The abundance of scooter collisions had not only taken place in Los Angeles beach areas but also in downtown regions in Los Angeles as well. The L.A. Department of Transportation took the initiative to introduce a “one-year test program” to regulate the number of scooters and bikes that would be allowed in the city.
The initiative would only allow a maximum of 2,500 self-transportation vehicles within city boundaries.
University campuses had also taken safety measures to limit the usage of scooters in certain areas of the school. The Daily Burn revealed that there have been numerous accounts of students riding scooters running into pedestrians.
University Police Officer Kevin Dodd said that the regulations are set in place to bring awareness of the proper usage of scooters.
“Students are dismissing all the rules and regulations they’re supposed to read before they ride them. We don’t want to cite. We want to get out there and educate,” Dodd stated.
Campus Police Officers had also enforced students to wear helmets when operating a scooter.
Contact a Los Angles E-Scooter Injury Lawyer
Riding a scooter should not be dangerous and the personal injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase believe that if that becomes the result, manufacturers should pay for the outcome.
Our mission at Bisnar Chase is to provide you exceptional legal representation. We will be with you each step of the way to keep you aware of what is happening in your case. Since 1978, the Los Angeles Scooter Injury Lawyers of Bisnar Chase has compassionately been helping victims gain the compensation they deserve to get their lives back.
When you call 323-238-4683 you will automatically earn a free consultation.
You do not have to face negligent manufacturers or a big insurance company alone.
Contact the law offices of Bisnar Chase to receive legal advice for your scooter injury case.