In many cities, it’s not surprising to see an electric scooter buzzing down the street. I’ve noticed quite a few myself during my times in Albuquerque, as well as other big cities.
Another thing I’ve noticed, though, are the number of accidents happening with these cheap, eco-friendly new rides.
You may have already learned just how dangerous these rides can be from experience. Now, you may have a tougher time finding needed resources about injuries you’ve endured as part of the accident. So, here’s what you can do when you’re hurt in an electric scooter accident and you’re not sure where to turn.
Seeking Medical Care
If you’ve had a hard fall because your electric scooter malfunctioned or if someone hit you while on one of these scooters, getting medical care is the first step to your recovery. Your injuries may be serious, and if you’re not careful, they can turn lethal.
Not all injuries are as obvious and painful as a broken bone. You might feel fine after a car accident, but you may have suffered serious injuries, like internal organ damage. Those injuries could have long-term consequences and if you don’t seek treatment quickly, those injuries can be deadly.
Beyond that, showing that you were injured in the accident can make a big difference when you take legal action. Proof that you were injured in the accident can prevent the at-fault party from questioning when your injuries really happened.
Responsibility for Your Injuries
The at-fault party is another confusing part of an e-scooter claim. If you were hit by a careless driver, it might seem obvious that the driver is the at-fault party. However, not all scooter accidents are like this. You might have instead been injured because the scooter malfunctioned, causing the accident.
While it can be tough to sue a big company like these electric scooter companies, they may be the ones responsible for your injuries. They’re responsible for the damage their products and services cause in many cases.
In some cases, you may be able to get involved in a class action lawsuit. Many people have been hurt on these scooters, and victims of these accidents may be able to work together to sue the company en masse to get the compensation they deserve.
Getting Compensation after an Electric Scooter Accident
Once you’ve found the right path for your case, you need to seek compensation for your injuries. That means making sure you get the right funds for your physical recovery and the right lawyer to seek out that compensation.
Typically, you should receive both economic and non-economic damages for your cases, which covers the losses you’ve suffered because of the accident. Financially, that means compensation for your injuries, the time you were unable to work, and any expenses you wouldn’t have had if the accident hadn’t happened.
Your non-economic damages are a little more complicated. These losses are intangible, which means they don’t have a single price tag attached to them. You’ll instead find them based on the emotional and mental suffering you’ve experienced, including the impact of your injuries on your life.
Of course, the most important thing you can do is find a lawyer who can help when suing for an injury. While I can share plenty of advice, your attorney can help you dig into the specific details of your claim and get the full compensation you need. So, check out the advice here on suing, then seek out the help you need with the details of your claim.