A few years ago, nobody would have known what a Bird scooter was. Now, it seems like the whole country is trying to figure out how to deal with them. By now, you may be one of the millions of Americans who have taken a ride on a Bird scooter. They offer a convenient and cheap way to get around the city. However, they also pose major risks for both the riders and pedestrians around them.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates are ready to help if you have been injured and need a Hallandale Beach Bird scooter accident attorney. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands that these vehicles pose specific threats to the public that are just now being understood.
Every time we look at the news, we see that electric scooters have moved into another major city. Florida is no exception. While they offer a cost-effective way to get around town, we also have an important question – are they safe?
Over the last year, we have seen many reports of electric scooter injuries and even some fatalities. Doctors and city officials are beginning to wonder if scooters have been given free rein at the expense of public safety. The problem with these scooters is that they pose danger to more than one group of people.
It does not take much to be able to access these scooters. With an app on your phone, you can unlock them and take off.
The answer to both of those questions is “No.”
Electric scooters can usually zoom along at 15 mph. If a person crashes while they are riding them, they often sustain major injuries beyond bumps and bruises. In the worst case scenario, traumatic brain injuries can occur.
Scooter riders are not the only group who is at risk. Pedestrians in and around the roadway have been pummeled unexpectedly by erratic scooter riders. The injuries are often the same as the ones the riders experience. It has also been reported that many people have gotten hurt by tripping over discarded scooters. When a person is finished riding, they often simply leave the scooter on a sidewalk. Unsuspecting pedestrians are often the victims.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a scooter incident that was caused by another person, please seek legal assistance. We know that the injuries caused by these electric vehicles can be severe and you will need compensation. This can include:
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates will not shy away from protecting your rights. If you need a Hallandale Beach Bird scooter accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333.