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Scooter Accident in Ontario, CA

Ontario Scooter Accident Lawyer

A lot of Californians are trying to make eco-friendly shifts in their daily lives. When you combine a green change with the chance to downsize and do away with car payments or public transportation expenses, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Ontario.

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

Causes of Ontario Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list each and every potential reason for a scooter accident. If you were injured while operating a scooter, contact our Ontario scooter accident lawyers no matter the reason (or apparent reason). With that said, the reason for a scooter accident can have an effect on an accident case.

Lots of things can cause scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings occur when a vehicle driver 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 because they're operating much smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- yet changing lanes or swerving has the potential to cause an accident.
  • Failing to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders frequently suffer injuries because of a driver failing to yield the right of way. Motorists 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 Understand Who to Hold Liable

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

Nevertheless, we find that scooter accident responsibility tends to come down to one of three common parties. Remember that these are far from the only possible defendants in a scooter accident case.

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another motorist-- Many scooterists are struck by other drivers on the road. Whether they were driving a sedan, a semi-truck, or some sort of specialized vehicle, he or she could be held responsible for your accident. When careless motorists cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those motorists accountable.
  • The scooter company-- A lot of the public does not consider this when they think of accident liability, but 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 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 often trace the accident's cause back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or other road issues).

Recouping Damages: What Can Injured Scooterists Anticipate?

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

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

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses-- Including those for emergency transport, 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 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 somebody's earning potential for the remainder of their life. When this happens, scooter accident victims can pursue compensation for lost earning potential in court
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Evidence That May Benefit Your Case

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

If this describes you, don't worry. Our scooter accident attorneys are used to it and commonly need to gather 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 drivers' and witnesses' contact information
  • Get other motorists' license and insurance information
  • Ask for a copy of the police report that was filed on-scene

Our Ontario Scooter Accident Attorneys Can Help

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

Our Ontario scooter accident attorneys can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing elements of your case
  • Collect and record evidence
  • Defend your rights (in settlement negotiations, and, if necessary, in court).

We're available 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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