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Scooter Accident in Riverside, CA

Riverside Scooter Accident Lawyer

Lots of Californians are trying to make environmentally friendly changes in their everyday lives. When you combine an eco-friendly change with the chance to cut back and do away with car payments or public transportation costs, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Riverside.

Scooter riders should know their rights on and off the road. If you wonder regarding your legal options after a scooter accident in Riverside, you will want to understand a few key points. You can begin by calling the Riverside scooter accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright.

Causes of Riverside Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list each and every potential cause for a scooter accident. If you were injured while operating a scooter, call our Riverside scooter accident lawyers regardless of 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 result in scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings take place 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 given that they're operating 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 sustain injuries as a result of a driver failing to yield the right of way. Motorists of passenger vehicles tend to notice other cars and trucks, and sometimes 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

No one can tell you, with certainty, who was responsible for your scooter accident before knowing all the facts. That's the reason our Riverside scooter accident lawyers thoroughly examine our clients' claims.

However, 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 possible defendants in a scooter accident case.

That said, we see these most commonly:

  • Another motorist-- Lots of scooterists are struck by other drivers on the road. Whether they were driving a sedan, a semi-truck, or some sort of specialized vehicle, they could be held responsible for your accident. When irresponsible drivers cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those drivers accountable.
  • The scooter company-- A great deal of the general public does not 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 disregard expensive malfunctions or wear issues in favor of keeping scooters in service and making money for them.
  • The city-- In some cases, we can even hold the city responsible for a scooter accident. When this is the case, we can usually trace the accident's cause back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or other road problems).

Recouping 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 also costs) caused by your accident.

Our team, for instance, 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 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; sometimes, 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 Benefit Your Case

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

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

It could 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
  • Acquire other drivers' license and insurance details
  • Request a copy of the police report that was filed on-scene

Our Riverside Scooter Accident Attorneys Can Help

Riverside Injury Accident LawyerDid another driver hurt you while riding an e-scooter in Riverside? Call Tim D. Wright today.

Our Riverside scooter accident attorneys can:

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

We're accessible 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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