Scooter Accident Lawyer in Tucson, Arizona
Injured in a Scooter Accident?
We've Got Your Back
Electric scooters are becoming a big hit throughout the country. Placed in cities by companies like Bird and Lime, customers can use their phone to find the nearest scooter and pay a minimal rental fee to ride it wherever they need to go. While in congested roadways, scooter accidents do happen. Fortunately, at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, our team of dedicated attorneys, all of whom are highly ranked and extremely successful, take an aggressive approach to personal injury law. From the moment you contact us, your case will be our focus and our priority, and we will not hesitate to go to court when necessary.
Don't be fooled into accepting less than your case is worth from an insurance company eager to settle. If your scooter accident injuries are the result of another party's negligence, we will exercise the full extent of our legal skills to secure for you the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Electric scooters are a new method of transportation that has been especially popular in downtowns and other areas where a person needs to travel a fairly short distance in a congested area. Whether used for recreational purposes or not, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced law firm if you or a loved one is involved in a serious scooter accident. Though we reach a settlement in 98% of our cases, we are prepared to take your case to trial if need be.
Safety Tips from Your Tucson Scooter Accident Lawyer
For better or worse, scooters arrived in downtown Tucson in 2019. Scooters can only be rented by adults and will only go up to 15mph. In addition, riders are only allowed to ride in bike lanes or on the road, and scooters have to be parked in areas with at least 4 feet of space that does not block traffic. If a rider parks the scooter in an unauthorized area, that rider will be fined; the scooter company will have two hours to remove the scooter from the unauthorized area or be fined as well. The University of Arizona has banned the use of scooters on campus, but is open to rethinking its position if all goes well.
For safety's sake, here are some things to consider if you decide to try this trendy mode of transportation:
- Wear a helmet.
- Uber if you are going to drink. Using a scooter is not a safe alternative.
- Walk the crosswalks.
- Do not ride across the light-rail tracks
- Always yield to pedestrians
- Don't ride on the sidewalks.
- Be considerate of where you put the scooter when you are done using it and make sure it is upright. Ensure it is not obstructing a walkway or a roadway. Ask yourself, “Is the way I left this scooter a potential tripping hazard for other people?”
- Check the rules if you are in a different area. Gilbert, for example, allows scooter riders to ride on the sidewalk and prohibits them from riding in the bike lane.
- Check the contract you have with the company you are renting the scooter from to see what situations—if any—they insure you for in the event of an accident.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a scooter rental accident, contact a Tucson personal injury lawyer at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian or call (520) 790-5600.
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