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Scooter Accident Lawyer in San Gabriel, CA

San Gabriel Scooter Accident Attorney

Lots of Californians are looking to make environmentally friendly shifts in their everyday lives. When you combine a green change with the chance to cut back and eliminate car payments or public transportation expenses, it's easy to see why scooters are so popular in San Gabriel.

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

Causes of San Gabriel Scooter Accidents

It's impossible to list every single potential reason for a scooter accident. If you were injured while operating a scooter, contact our San Gabriel scooter accident lawyers regardless of the cause (or apparent cause). With that said, the reason for a scooter accident can have an effect on an accident case.

Plenty of things can cause scooter accidents, including:

  • Doorings-- Doorings take place when a vehicle operator 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 operating considerably smaller vehicles than car drivers are-- but changing lanes or swerving has the potential to lead to a crash.
  • Failure to yield-- Like pedestrians and bicyclists, scooter riders frequently sustain injuries due to a driver failing to yield the right of way. Drivers of passenger vehicles have a tendency to observe 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

Nobody can tell you, with certainty, who was liable for your scooter accident before knowing all the facts. That's the reason our San Gabriel scooter accident lawyers thoroughly examine our clients' cases.

Nevertheless, we find that scooter accident liability 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 frequently:

  • Another motorist-- Many scooterists are struck by other drivers on the road. Whether they were driving a car, a semi-truck, or some kind of specialized vehicle, he or she could be held responsible for your accident. When negligent motorists cause accidents, hurt scooterists can hold those drivers accountable.
  • The scooter company-- A great deal of the public doesn't think of this when they consider accident liability, however the scooter company itself could have caused your accident. Scooter companies can neglect the maintenance of their scooters. Some might ignore expensive malfunctions or wear concerns 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 often trace the accident's source back to maintenance or defect problems (like a construction hazard or other road problems).

Recovering Damages: What Can Hurt Scooterists Anticipate?

When you bring a claim, you do so to collect damages. This compensation should make up the harms (and also costs) due to your crash.

Our team, for instance, helps scooterists recover 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 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; occasionally, an accident can even permanently affect somebody's earning potential for the rest of their life. When this occurs, scooter accident victims can pursue compensation for lost earning potential in court
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Evidence That May Help Your Case

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

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

It could help your claim, however, if you can:

  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any other damage
  • Collect other motorists' and witnesses' contact information
  • Acquire other motorists' license and insurance details
  • Ask for a copy of the police report that was filed on-scene

Our San Gabriel Scooter Accident Lawyer Can Help

Our San Gabriel scooter accident lawyers can:

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

For more information about Scooter Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in San Gabriel, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

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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