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Scooter Accident in Fresno, CA

Fresno Scooter Accident Lawyer

Tons of Californians are wanting to make eco-friendly shifts in their everyday lives. When you merge a green change with the chance to downsize and eliminate car payments or public transportation costs, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Fresno.

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

Causes of Fresno Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list each and every potential reason for a scooter accident. If you were injured while operating a scooter, call our Fresno scooter accident attorneys regardless of the reason (or apparent reason). With that said, the cause of a scooter accident can have an effect on an accident claim.

Lots of things can cause scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings happen when a vehicle operator or passenger unknowingly opens their door into an approaching scooterist.
  • Changing Lanes-- When a driver changes lanes, they may fail to observe somebody riding a scooter, especially since they're operating much smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- yet changing lanes or swerving has the potential to lead to a collision.
  • Failing to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders frequently sustain injuries due to a motorist failing to yield the right of way. Drivers of passenger vehicles tend to spot other cars and trucks, and occasionally fail to keep a lookout for smaller vehicles when driving.

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

Nobody can tell you, with certainty, who was responsible for your scooter accident prior to knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Fresno scooter accident attorneys thoroughly examine our clients' claims.

Nevertheless, we find that scooter accident responsibility has a tendency 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 case.

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another driver-- Many scooterists are struck by other motorists on the road. Whether they were driving a car, a semi-truck, or some kind of specialized vehicle, he or she could be held accountable for your accident. When negligent drivers cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those motorists responsible.
  • The scooter company-- A great deal of the general public doesn't think of this when they consider accident liability, but the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some may overlook costly 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 issues (like a construction hazard or various other road problems).

Recovering Damages: What Can Hurt Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a claim, you do so to receive damages. This compensation should make up the damages (and also costs) due to your crash.

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

  • Past, present, and future medical costs-- Including those for emergency transport, specialized services, custom medical equipment, and more
  • Physical damages-- To your property
  • Pain and suffering-- These damages make up exceptional emotional 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 living after their experiences; in some cases, a crash can even permanently affect someone's earning potential for the remainder of their life. When this occurs, scooter accident victims can seek compensation for lost earning potential in court
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Evidence That May Help Your Claim

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

If this describes you, don't worry. Our scooter accident lawyers are used to it and commonly have to gather information and evidence later on.

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

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

Our Fresno Scooter Accident Lawyer Can Help

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

Our Fresno scooter accident lawyers can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing elements of your claim
  • Collect and document evidence
  • Fight for your rights (in settlement negotiations, and also, 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.

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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