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Scooter Accident in Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield Scooter Accident Lawyer

Tons of Californians are trying to make eco-friendly changes in their everyday lives. When you merge a green change with the ability to cut back and eliminate car payments or public transit expenses, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Bakersfield. Scooter riders need to understand their rights on and off the road. If you're curious regarding your legal options following a scooter accident in Bakersfield, you will want to know a few key points. You can begin by calling the Bakersfield scooter accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright.

Causes of Bakersfield Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list each and every potential cause for a scooter accident. If you were hurt while using a scooter, call our Bakersfield scooter accident lawyers regardless of the cause (or apparent cause). With that said, the reason for a scooter accident can have an impact on an accident claim.

Plenty of things can cause scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings happen when a vehicle driver or passenger unknowingly opens their door into an approaching scooterist.
  • Changing Lanes-- When a motorist changes lanes, they might fail to observe somebody riding a scooter, especially given that they're operating much smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- however changing lanes or swerving has the potential to cause a collision.
  • Failure to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders usually suffer injuries as a result of a driver failing to yield the right of way. Motorists of passenger vehicles have a tendency to detect other cars and trucks, and occasionally fail to keep a watch for smaller vehicles on the road.

I Was in a Scooter Accident, and I Don't Know Who to Hold Liable

Nobody can tell you, with certainty, who was liable for your scooter accident before knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Bakersfield scooter accident lawyers carefully investigate our clients' claims.

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

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another motorist-- A lot of scooterists are struck by other drivers on the road. Whether they were driving a car, a semi-truck, or some sort of specialized vehicle, he or she could be held accountable for your accident. When negligent drivers cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those drivers responsible.
  • The scooter company-- A lot of the general public doesn't think about this when they think of accident responsibility, however the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some may disregard expensive malfunctions or wear problems in favor of keeping scooters in service and generating income for them.
  • The city-- Occasionally, we can even hold the city liable for a scooter accident. When this is the case, we can often trace the accident's cause back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or various other road defects).

Recouping Damages: What Can Hurt Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a case, you do so to collect damages. This compensation should make up for the damages (and also expenses) due to your crash.

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

  • Past, present, and future medical bills-- Including those for emergency transport, specialized services, custom medical equipment, and more
  • Physical damages-- To your property
  • Pain and suffering-- These damages account for exceptional emotional or physical pain caused by an accident
  • Loss of wages 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 Case

Sometimes, Bakersfield scooter accident victims can document some evidence at the scene of the accident. This is not always the case: Lots of accident survivors are too seriously injured to gather information.

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

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

  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene, your injuries, and 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 Bakersfield Scooter Accident Attorneys Can Help

Did another driver hurt you while riding an e-scooter in Bakersfield? Call Tim D. Wright today.

Our Bakersfield scooter accident attorneys can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing elements of your claim
  • Collect and document evidence
  • Defend your rights (in settlement negotiations, and also, if needed, in court).

We're accessible by phone at (323) 379-9995 or through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing if we can help.

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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