New York Electric Scooter Accidents
Know Your Rights and Get Help After a Scooter Accident
With more people using scooters in New York, there’s been an increase in accidents, leading to more personal injuries. According to USA Today, there were 40,000 scooter-related injuries treated in emergency rooms between 2014 and 2018, and the number of injuries is still going up. Unfortunately, some of these injuries are serious, especially head injuries that can have long-lasting effects.
New York State has laws to protect scooter riders, but not everyone follows them, and accidents can happen even if it’s not the rider’s fault.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a scooter accident, the lawyers at Mesadieu Law Firm can help. They’re ready to answer any questions you might have about your situation.
Understanding Electric Scooter Injuries
Just like people on motorcycles or pedestrians, electric scooter riders are at serious risk on the road. Electric scooters don’t provide much protection in case of an accident, especially when it involves a car or truck, which can lead to severe and even deadly consequences.
Injuries from scooter accidents, especially those involving motor vehicles, can be very serious.
Here are some common injuries from electric scooter accidents:
- Broken Bones: Especially in the nose and face.
- Neck Fractures
- Closed Head Injuries
- Severe Road Rash
- Blunt Chest Trauma
- Blunt Abdominal Trauma
- Internal Bleeding
- Arm and Leg Fractures
If you’ve been in an electric skateboard accident in New York City or the Bronx, a personal injury attorney like Mesadieu Law Firm can help you navigate the complicated process of dealing with insurance companies, understanding New York No-Fault insurance laws, and gathering the information you need to settle your case. Call Mesadieu Law Firm at 844-RIGHT-BY-YOU to set up a free case review today.
Compensation for E-Scooter Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a scooter accident, you might be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages may include:
- Medical bills from the accident and future expenses related to your injuries.
- Lost wages and income during your recovery.
- Decreased earning capacity or ability to earn a living in the future.
- Cost of rehabilitation.
Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Physical impairment.
If an electric scooter accident leads to the death of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you can make a wrongful death claim, including:
- Medical bills until the time of death.
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of companionship.
- Funeral and burial costs.
Dealing with the financial and physical trauma of an electric scooter car accident is challenging. New York State’s laws regarding insurance can be confusing. An experienced personal injury attorney who understands New York law can help victims and their families seek the justice they deserve.
For a risk-free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact Mesadieu Law Firm at 844-3-RIGHT-BY-YOU or visit www.rightbyyoulaw.com for an electronic contact form.