Modesto Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer
Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer in Modesto, CA
No matter how careful you might be while following the laws while riding your electric scooter, you still might find yourself in an accident. Many factors can contribute to your accident that are not your fault. Maybe the scooter is broken, there are careless motor vehicle drivers on the road next to you, or bike lanes aren’t properly maintained. Regardless of the reason, these accidents can cause severe injuries that leave you to deal with costly medical bills and the inability to work. To help cope with those losses, you can file a personal injury claim.
At Setareh Law, our electric scooter accident attorneys can help you file your claim and take charge of the legal aspects so that you can focus on what matters most – your recovery. We are dedicated to helping our clients successfully navigate this process and get the help and compensation they need for their recovery. Contact us today and start the process of your claim to recover fair compensation.
Common Causes of Electric Scooter Accidents
Private companies allow you to rent or participate in shared electric scooter programs. However, when you lease or borrow one of these e-scooters, you can’t be sure if these scooters are adequately maintained. Flat or bald tires, damaged handlebars, and electric motor issues can all cause e-scooter crashes.
Faulty brakes can also contribute to your accident. When activating the brakes, the brake on the rear wheel may not stop while the front brake stops, flipping you over the handlebars. Brakes may not stop your momentum while cruising up to 20 miles an hour, causing you to crash. Also, any design flaw or manufacturing defect that happens while riding may result in a loss of stability, causing an accident.
While riding on bike lanes or streets with a maximum speed limit of 25 mph, you’ll be riding in traffic with other bicycles and motor vehicles. Although you may be obeying the law precisely, others may not, and their negligence may cause you injuries. Accidents from poorly maintained bike lanes and streets may also cause an e-scooter mishap and the resulting damages that may occur.
Determining Fault In an Electric Scooter Accident
After being in an e-scooter accident, a Modesto lawyer can help you determine who is responsible and collect evidence supporting that claim. General evidence that can substantiate how an accident may have occurred may include:
- Examination of the damaged e-scooter
- Witness testimonies
- Analysis of the scene of the accident
If your accident happened on a rented or shared scooter that was defective, Setareh Law can track down the exact scooter you were riding, take photographs, and consult an expert to testify to what likely malfunctioned on the scooter. Our electric scooter accidents lawyer can examine the maintenance records of the rental or share company to see how old the e-scooter was and if the company regularly had to perform repairs on that particular e-scooter.
Accident reconstruction experts or police reports can determine who was negligent in a crash with a motor vehicle or a bicycle. If dangerous road or bike lane conditions caused you to crash, the municipality that maintains the road or bike lane may be negligent. We can collect any complaints that were submitted, maintenance records, and a study of any prior incidents that may have happened in the same area in order to substantiate that they were the negligent party.
Types of Compensation You May Be Eligible For
You also need sufficient evidence to help prove your need for damages. You’ll need to prove injuries, property damage, and any other damages inflicted on you due to someone else’s negligence. Damages you may be asking compensation for include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Sometimes, if the negligence is especially egregious, punitive damages can be awarded to punish the at-fault party and deter them from repeating their actions. However, as with any damage, you’ll need evidence to support your claims of the injuries inflicted upon you to receive any compensation.
Photographs, medical records, and medical expense receipts are evidence that will prove the economic costs of your injuries. Expert testimony from a physician can also substantiate the kind of injuries you suffered. Documenting how your injuries affect you and your family’s daily lives will help prove non-economic damages like pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
The Modesto Electric Scooter Accident Attorneys at Setareh Law Can Help
The experienced and knowledgeable electric scooter accident attorneys at Setareh Law know how hard it is to recover from an accident. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can concentrate on healing without worrying about finances. Our commitment is to your well-being and protecting your rights and best interests.
Our Modetsto lawyers are well-informed on e-scooter and personal injury laws and can use our expertise and resources to provide you with the legal support you need. We can collect evidence and assess your damages for a settlement to help your recovery process. Call Setareh Law at (209) 273-5860 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation. We also speak Spanish.