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Scooter Accident in Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Scooter Accident Lawyer

A lot of Californians are looking to make environmentally friendly shifts in their everyday lives. When you merge a green change with the ability to downsize and eliminate car payments or public transportation expenses, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in Santa Ana.

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

Causes of Santa Ana Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list every single possible reason for a scooter accident. If you were hurt while using a scooter, call our Santa Ana scooter accident attorneys no matter the reason (or apparent reason). With that said, the reason for a scooter accident can have an impact on an accident claim.

Lots 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 motorist changes lanes, they may fail to observe somebody riding a scooter, especially because they're operating much 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 suffer injuries due to a motorist failing to yield the right of way. Drivers of passenger vehicles have a tendency to detect 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 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 Santa Ana scooter accident attorneys carefully investigate our clients' cases.

Nevertheless, we find that scooter accident liability 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 commonly:

  • 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 negligent motorists cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those motorists responsible.
  • The scooter company-- A great deal of the general public doesn't consider this when they think of accident responsibility, however 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 making money for them.
  • The city-- In some cases, 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 various other road defects).

Recouping Damages: What Can Injured Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a case, you do so to collect damages. This compensation should make up for the harms (and expenses) due to your accident.

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

  • Past, present, and future medical bills-- Including those for emergency transportation, specialized services, custom medical equipment, and more
  • Physical damages-- To your property
  • Pain and suffering-- These damages makeup exceptional 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 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 happens, scooter accident victims can pursue compensation for lost earning potential in court
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Evidence That May Help Your Claim

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

If this describes you, don't worry. Our scooter accident lawyers are used to it and commonly need to collect details and evidence later.

It might help your claim, 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 details
  • Request a copy of the police report that was filed on-scene

Our Santa Ana Scooter Accident Attorneys Can Help

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

Our Santa Ana scooter accident attorneys can:

  • Listen to your story
  • Clarify confusing aspects of your case
  • Gather and document evidence
  • Fight for your rights (in settlement negotiations, and, 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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