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Scooter Accident in Pasadena, California

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Scooter Accident Attorney in Pasadena, California

Tons of Californians are trying to make environmentally friendly shifts in their everyday lives. When you merge a green change with the ability to reduce and eliminate car payments or public transit costs, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Pasadena.

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

Causes of Pasadena Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list each and every possible cause for a scooter accident. If you were injured while using a scooter, call our Pasadena scooter accident attorneys no matter the reason (or apparent cause). With that said, the cause of a scooter accident can have an impact on an accident claim.

A lot of things can lead to scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings happen when a vehicle operator 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 considerably smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- but changing lanes or swerving has the potential to result in an accident.
  • Failing to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders frequently suffer injuries as a result of a motorist failing to yield the right of way. Drivers of passenger vehicles have a tendency to notice 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

No one can tell you, with certainty, who was liable for your scooter accident before knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Pasadena scooter accident lawyers carefully investigate our clients' claims.

Nevertheless, 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 case.

That said, we see these most frequently:

  • Another motorist-- A lot of scooterists are struck by other motorists on the road. Whether they were driving a car, a semi-truck, or some kind of specialized vehicle, they could be held responsible for your accident. When careless drivers cause accidents, injured scooterists can hold those drivers accountable.
  • The scooter company-- A lot of the public does not think about 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 might overlook costly malfunctions or wear problems in favor of keeping scooters in service and making money for them.
  • The city-- Sometimes, we can even hold the city responsible for a scooter accident. When this is the case, we can usually trace the accident's source back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or various other road problems).

Recovering Damages: What Can Injured Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a claim, you do so to collect 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 expenses-- 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 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, an accident 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 Case

In some cases, Pasadena 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 gather information.

If this describes you, do not worry. Our scooter accident lawyers are used to it and commonly must gather details and evidence later.

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

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

Our Pasadena Scooter Accident Lawyer May Help

Our Pasadena scooter accident attorneys can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing aspects of your case
  • Gather and record evidence
  • Fight for 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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