Jacksonville Scooter Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a scooter accident in Florida, contact Jacksonville scooter accident attorney Charles J. Gillette. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for all your damages.
Electric scooters are fun and easy to ride. They’re also great for areas with a lot of traffic, since you can ride them on the side of the road (but not on sidewalks) and get to where you need to go quickly and easily. Plus, they’re small and eco-friendly.
However, electric scooters are still very dangerous. Like a motorcycle, they offer no protection from dangers and the elements. This means that if you fall off or are hit by a car, you could be severely injured.
Causes of Scooter Accidents
Scooter accidents can happen in several main ways:
- Driver error. Any type of vehicle can be involved in an accident, and scooters are no exception. Most accidents are caused by negligence, or driver error. This can encompass a variety of actions, such as driving drunk, not following traffic laws, being distracted, and speeding. Reckless behavior is also an issue. Many ride the scooters with no shoes, while others try to fit multiple people onto these scooters.
- Manufacturer defects. Scooters can malfunction in various ways. Common issues include stuck throttles that accelerate uncontrollably, defective frames, faulty brakes, loose or detached handlebars, and batteries that suddenly stop. In these cases, the manufacturer is liable.
- Road maintenance. Sometimes the municipality doesn’t properly maintain the roads. This can lead to road defects such as large cracks, potholes, and debris. These issues can cause an accident. If this happens to you, you may be able to sue the city or county for its negligence.
Contact Jacksonville scooter accident attorney Charles J. Gillette if you were involved in a scooter accident in Florida. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay if we win your case. No money is needed upfront.
Common Scooter Injuries
When riding a scooter, there is no protection; the entire body is exposed. This means that in an accident, any part of the body can become injured.
However, the head is commonly injured. Concussions, skull fractures, and brain injuries are common. Fractures to the face and neck also happen frequently. These injuries can often be prevented by wearing helmets, but not a lot of scooter riders wear one.
Broken bones, cuts, and bruises are also common. Tens of thousands of these injuries are treated in emergency rooms every year. Children and the elderly are most likely to be injured in a scooter accident.
Contact a Jacksonville Scooter Accident Attorney Today
A scooter accident can happen in various ways and lead to serious injuries and even death. Make sure you get appropriate legal help so you can move on from such an incident.
Jacksonville scooter accident attorney Charles J. Gillette can assess your case and determine liability. We can also help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact Gillette Law, P.A. online or call 904-600-4758 to schedule a free initial consultation.