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Scooter Accident in Burbank

Law Offices of Tim D. Wright - Scooter Accident Lawyer in Burbank, California

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

Scooter riders should know their rights on and off the street. If you're curious about your legal options following a scooter accident in Burbank, you will want to understand a few key points. You can begin by calling the Burbank scooter accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright.

Causes of Burbank Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list every single potential cause for a scooter accident. If you were injured while using a scooter, contact our Burbank scooter accident lawyers no matter the cause (or apparent cause). With that said, the reason for a scooter accident can have an impact on an accident case.

A lot of things can result in scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings occur when a vehicle operator or passenger unknowingly opens their door into an oncoming scooterist.
  • Changing Lanes-- When a motorist changes lanes, they may fail to observe somebody riding a scooter, especially because they're using considerably smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- but changing lanes or swerving has the potential to result in a collision.
  • Failure to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders frequently suffer injuries because of a motorist 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 when driving.

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

Nobody can tell you, with certainty, who was liable for your scooter accident prior to knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Burbank scooter accident attorneys carefully investigate our clients' cases.

Nevertheless, we find that scooter accident responsibility tends to come down to one of three common parties. Keep in mind that these are far from the only potential defendants in a scooter accident claim.

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another driver-- Lots of scooterists are struck by other motorists on the road. Whether they were driving a car, a semi-truck, or some sort of specialized vehicle, they could be held responsible for your accident. When negligent motorists cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those motorists responsible.
  • The scooter company-- A great deal of the general public does not consider this when they consider accident responsibility, however the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some might overlook expensive malfunctions or wear problems in favor of keeping scooters in service and making money for them.
  • The city-- Occasionally, we can even hold the city responsible 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 other road defects).

Recouping Damages: What Can Hurt Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a case, you do so to collect damages. This compensation should account for the harms (and also costs) caused by your accident.

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

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses-- 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 psychological or physical pain caused by an accident
  • Loss of wages or earning potential-- Scooter accident victims may temporarily lose their ability to work and earn a wage after their experiences; in some cases, an accident can even permanently alter someone's earning potential for the remainder 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

In some cases, Burbank scooter accident victims can document some evidence at the scene of the crash. This is not always the case: Lots of accident survivors are too seriously hurt to gather evidence.

If this describes you, do not worry. Our scooter accident lawyers are used to it and often must collect information and evidence later.

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

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

Our Burbank Scooter Accident Attorneys May Help

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

Our Burbank scooter accident lawyers can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing elements of your claim
  • Gather and record evidence
  • Fight for your rights (in settlement negotiations, and, if necessary, in court)

We're available 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.

For more information about Scooter Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in Burbank, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ 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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