Fort Lauderdale has struggled with electric scooters. During 2018, we have tried to figure out where they fit into the city landscape, something that nearly every major city across the United States struggles with as well. Fort Lauderdale is one of the few places in the state that actually allow these dockless, electric scooter.
Soon, though, they may not even be here. Fort Lauderdale city commissioners are set to discuss whether or not to end the program that has allowed the scooters in the city. The electric scooters have many fans, but there are plenty of detractors as well. Most of the complaints come from the growing number of people who say they were injured due to scooter crashes.
If you have been injured due to a negligence scooter operator or an errant scooter left on the sidewalk, contact Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates today. We specialize in personal injury cases and understand the laws that can help you secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Fort Lauderdale scooter accident attorney, we are here for you.
The city of Fort Lauderdale legalized electric scooters in early November, but not permanently. The idea was to allow up to 1,700 of them in to see how the city adjusts and whether there would be any major issues. Companies like Bird and Lime have taken advantage of the opportunity to prove that scooters are an effective way for people to get around.
The idea is simple – people can use their smartphone to find and unlock a nearby scooter, ride to their destination, then leave the scooter where they stop.
However, there is no experience required for a person to get on these scooters and many residents say that kids and people who are intoxicated are not riding properly. Another problem is that people leave the scooters on the sidewalks when they are finished, effectively turning them into pedestrian tripping hazards.
The news has been filled with electric scooter accidents, and even fatalities, throughout the country. Many city residents are afraid of what will happen if more scooters are allowed to roam the streets.
There is a good chance that electric scooters are here to stay. We will have to learn how to handle them, but will also certainly see more injuries due to accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an incident with an electric scooter, seek legal assistance now. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to step in and secure the compensation you deserve. Our qualified and experienced team will work tirelessly on your case so we can get coverage of your medical bills, lost income if you miss work, as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a scooter accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 954-687-9787 .