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Scooter Accident in North Hollywood, CA

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Scooter Accident Lawyer in North Hollywood, CA

Tons of Californians are wanting to make environmentally friendly changes in their daily lives. When you merge an eco-friendly change with the chance to downsize and do away with car payments or public transportation costs, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Burbank.

Scooter riders should understand their rights on and off the road. If you wonder regarding your legal options after a scooter accident in Burbank, you will want to understand a few key points. You can begin by calling the North Hollywood Scooter accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright.

Causes of North Hollywood Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list every single possible reason for a scooter accident. If you were injured while operating a scooter, call our North Hollywood Scooter accident attorneys regardless of the reason (or apparent cause). With that said, the cause of a scooter accident can have an impact on an accident claim.

A lot of things can lead to scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings occur when a vehicle driver or passenger unknowingly opens their door into an oncoming scooterist.
  • Changing Lanes-- When a driver changes lanes, they might fail to observe someone riding a scooter, especially since they're using considerably smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- however changing lanes or swerving has the potential to result in a collision.
  • Failure to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders often sustain injuries because of a driver failing to yield the right of way. Motorists of passenger vehicles have a tendency to notice other cars and trucks, and occasionally fail to keep a lookout for smaller vehicles when driving.

I Was in a Scooter Accident, and I Do Not Understand Who to Hold Liable

No one can tell you, with certainty, who was responsible for your scooter accident prior to knowing all the facts. That's the reason our North Hollywoodscooter accident attorneys thoroughly investigate our clients' cases.

However, we find that scooter accident liability has a tendency to come down to one of three common parties. Remember that these are far from the only potential defendants in a scooter accident case.

That said, we see these most commonly:

  • Another driver-- A lot of scooterists are struck by other motorists on the road. Whether they were driving a sedan, a semi-truck, or some sort of specialized vehicle, he or she could be held accountable for your accident. When irresponsible drivers cause accidents, injured scooterists can hold those motorists liable.
  • The scooter company-- A lot of the public does not think about this when they think of accident liability, however the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some might disregard expensive malfunctions or wear problems in favor of keeping scooters in service and generating income for them.
  • The city-- In some cases, we can even hold the city liable for a scooter accident. When this is the case, we can usually trace the accident's cause back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or other road issues).

Recovering Damages: What Can Hurt Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a case, you do so to receive damages. This compensation should account for the damages (and costs) due to your accident.

Our team, for instance, helps scooterists recuperate damages for:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills-- Including those for emergency transportation, specialized services, custom medical equipment, and more
  • Physical damages-- To your property
  • Pain and suffering-- These damages account for great emotional or physical pain due to an accident
  • Loss of income or earning potential-- Scooter accident victims might temporarily lose their ability to work and earn a living after their experiences; in some cases, a crash can even permanently affect someone's earning potential for the rest of their life. When this happens, scooter accident victims can seek compensation for lost earning potential in court
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Evidence That May Help Your Claim

In some cases, North Hollywoodscooter accident victims can record some evidence at the scene of the crash. This is not always the case: Lots of crash survivors are too seriously hurt to collect information.

If this describes you, don't worry. Our scooter accident attorneys are used to it and often have to collect details and evidence later on.

It might help your case, however, if you can:

  • Take pictures or videos of the accident scene, your injuries, as well as any other damages
  • Collect other motorists' and witnesses' contact information
  • Acquire other drivers' license and insurance information
  • Ask for a copy of the police report that was filed on-scene

Our North Hollywood Scooter Accident Attorneys May Help

Did another motorist injure you while riding an e-scooter in Burbank? Call Tim D. Wright today.

Our North Hollywood scooter accident attorneys can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing elements of your case
  • Collect and document evidence
  • Fight for your rights (in settlement negotiations, and, if needed, in court)

For more information about Scooter Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in North Hollywood, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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