Many people see electric scooters as the next big thing in transportation for cities. Other people see them as an invasion. Regardless of your opinion of electric scooters, we know that they do have the potential to cause personal injuries, both for the rider as well as pedestrians.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates wants to help if you have been injured due to an electric scooter incident. We know that these cases can become complicated, but we understand personal injuries and can work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Miami Bird scooter accident attorney, we are ready.
It seems like electric scooters are everywhere now. Popular in many major cities across the United States, local and state governments have allowed scooter companies to set up shop largely unregulated. Touted as great alternatives to cars for getting around town, electric scooters have also been responsible for many injuries.
Most electric scooters, including Bird scooters, can reach speeds up to 15 miles per hour. This may not seem like a high speed, but it is enough to cause major injuries for both the rider as well as anyone they may strike. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a scooter incident:
We know that these scooters are even causing trip and fall hazards, as many riders have taken to discarding them anywhere they see fit, including along sidewalks and other pedestrian walkways.
You may think that Bird and other scooter companies have strict requirements concerning who can use their scooters, but just about anyone with a smartphone can gain access to the machines. They do not even require the use of helmets. Inexperienced riders become a danger to themselves and everyone else around them.
Who is responsible in the event of a scooter crash?
That is a good question and we think that Bird needs to step up and take much of the responsibility. We also know that city, county, and state governments play a part when it comes to these incidents because they allow electric scooter companies to operate with little oversight.
Electric scooters are relatively new in our area, especially many of them at once. However, personal injury cases are not new. If another person’s negligence has caused you or a loved one harm, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to help. We will work to figure out what happened, speak to insurance companies, and move to secure compensation for the following: