It used to be the word bird was easily enough understood. Now, though, we have Bird scooters and we are learning that this can mean serious injuries. Electric scooters have become a staple of major metropolitan areas in the U.S., and the Miami area is no different. We began to see them last year, and they are likely here to stay. These electric scooters are not very tightly regulated by municipal governments at the moment.
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to help if you or a loved one are injured in a Bird scooter crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence. We know how serious these injuries can be. If you need a North Miami Beach Bird scooter accident attorney, contact us today.
We wish we could bring you annual scooter accident statistics as we do with other types of accidents, but we simply do not have good data for this yet. The electric scooter industry is too new and many hospitals and municipalities are just beginning to realize that they need to keep track of this.
However, we do know that the following injuries have occurred in scooter crashes throughout the country:
There have even been several fatalities linked to electric scooter crashes around the country.
It is not difficult to gain access to a Bird scooter and you do not have to have any training in order to use one. You do not even have to wear a helmet. This is why so many riders get hurt. When they get up to the max speed of 15 mph, they often lose control. Sometimes they strike other objects. Other times, they hit potholes and go airborne.
Riders, though, are not the only ones who get hurt. If a rider slams into an unwitting pedestrian, the injuries can be severe.
These scooters have also become a trip and fall hazard for pedestrians walking down sidewalks. Riders often leave electric scooters discarded wherever they feel like it. Tripping over a scooter and falling onto the concrete can be especially dangerous for the elderly.
These scooters are new and we really do not understand how they will affect transportation in our area. What we do know is that they have caused serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured in an electric scooter crash, Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is standing by to help. We want to ensure that you are fairly compensated for all of your injury-related expenses, including: