Scooters of all kinds are popular means of transportation throughout the major cities of California. That said, scooterists Whether you were injured in a scooter accident while riding a gas, electric, or push-operated scooter here in the state of California, you can depend on a seasoned San Mateo County scooter accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.
Do I Need to Hire a Scooter Accident Lawyer?
No one who has been hurt due to another’s negligence should have to fight for compensation on their own. Our firm has years of experience assisting accident victims just like you, and we’re ready to do everything in our power to get you the help you deserve.
Rules & Regulations for Electric Scooter Riders in CA
If you’re an electric scooter rider here in the state of California, you are required to adhere to the rules and regulations of the law, just as all other motorists. Some of the most important rules and regulations that electric scooter riders are required to follow in California are as follows:
- If you’re under the age of 18, you must wear a helmet at all times.
- You must not exceed 15 mph.
- You must have a valid driver’s license.
- You must use designated bike lanes.
That said, unfortunately, even those who follow the rules and regulations of the road can still find themselves critically injured in accidents due to no fault of their own. If you find yourself in this position, our scooter accident lawyer is here to help.
Causes of Scooter Accidents
Scooter accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, including dangerous roads, negligent drivers, and even negligent scooter/scooter part designers or manufacturers. Just some of the most common causes of scooter accidents that we see are as follows:
- Potholes, litter, or other road surface issues
- Inclement weather conditions
- Distracted drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Motorists trying to overtake those riding scooters
- Faulty scooter parts
Filing Your Personal Injury Claim
If you were hurt due to another driver’s negligence, a negligent scooter designer/manufacturer, or under any other circumstances out of your control, you likely have a valid personal injury claim. However, you should do what you can to document your accident and how it happened. You can do so by:
- Taking pictures or videos of the accident
- Getting witness contact information
- Calling the police to the scene of the accident
- Receiving medical treatment and keeping copies of all medical documentation regarding your injuries
Additionally, you should note that if you were hurt because of a malfunctioning scooter, you shouldn’t throw the scooter away–we can use the scooter itself as evidence in a product liability claim.
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained in your accident.
Contact a Scooter Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a scooter accident, you can depend on the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao to fight for you, every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.