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How E-Scooter Accidents are Changing Personal Injury Claims

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2024 | Vehicle Accidents |

The rise of electric scooters as a popular mode of urban transportation has brought about a notable shift in personal injury claims. As these sleek and convenient vehicles zip through city streets, legal implications are changing in real time.

When it comes to accidents, insurance coverage and individual responsibilities, there is much to consider. People both on and off e-scooters need to understand how new modes of transportation are changing personal injury claims.

Legal implications

When an e-scooter accident occurs, determining liability becomes the focus. Whether it involves collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians or property, the question of who is at fault often arises. In many cases, negligence is the deciding factor. Reckless driving, failure to yield and traffic violations frequently come into play. Therefore, e-scooter riders should pay attention to local regulations and adhere to local traffic rules.

Insurance coverage issues

Navigating insurance coverage after an e-scooter accident can be complex. Traditional auto insurance policies may not always cover such incidents. Some cities have mandated insurance requirements for e-scooter operators, but coverage limitations and exclusions still apply.

Protecting yourself

Both riders and pedestrians can take proactive measures to protect themselves from injuries. For e-scooter riders, it is important to always wear a helmet and follow defensive driving practices. Being vigilant of road conditions and potential hazards is also a must. Pedestrians should remain vigilant when navigating areas with heavy e-scooter traffic and utilize designated walkways.

Statistics show that injuries associated with micromobility devices, such as e-scooters, increased by 21% in 2022. As the use of e-scooters becomes more common, it becomes more important for everyone to know how to navigate an e-scooter personal injury claim.