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Scooter Accident in Inland Empire, CA

Inland Empire Scooter Accident Lawyer

A lot of Californians are trying to make environmentally friendly shifts in their daily lives. When you combine a green change with the ability to downsize and eliminate car payments or public transit costs, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Inland Empire.

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

Causes of Inland Empire Scooter Accidents

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

Plenty of things can result in 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 somebody riding a scooter, especially given that they're using considerably smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- yet changing lanes or swerving has the potential to lead to a crash.
  • Failing to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders often sustain injuries due to a motorist failing to yield the right of way. Motorists of passenger vehicles tend to detect other cars and trucks, and sometimes 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

No one can tell you, with certainty, who was liable for your scooter accident before knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Inland Empire scooter 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 claim.

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another motorist-- Many scooterists are struck by other motorists on the road. Whether they were driving a sedan, a semi-truck, or some kind of specialized vehicle, they could be held responsible for your accident. When irresponsible 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 responsibility, but the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some may disregard costly malfunctions or wear issues in favor of keeping scooters in service and generating income for them.
  • The city-- Sometimes, we can even hold the city liable for a scooter accident. When this is the case, we can usually trace the accident's source back to maintenance or defect issues (like a construction hazard or various other road defects).

Recovering Damages: What Can Injured Scooterists Anticipate?

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

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

  • Past, present, and future medical costs-- Including those for emergency transportation, specialized services, custom medical equipment, and more
  • Physical damages-- To your property
  • Pain and suffering-- These damages make up great psychological or physical pain due to an accident
  • Loss of income 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 Benefit Your Claim

In some cases, Inland Empire scooter accident victims can document some evidence at the scene of the crash. This is not always the case: A lot of accident survivors are too seriously injured to gather evidence.

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

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

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

Our Inland Empire Scooter Accident Lawyer Can Help

Our Inland Empire scooter accident lawyers can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing aspects of your case
  • Collect and record evidence
  • Defend your rights (in settlement negotiations, and also, if needed, in court)

We're accessible by phone at (323) 379-9995 or via 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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