Electric scooters have swept across the nation, invading many major cities. This new wave of “micro-mobility” may offer new transportation alternatives, but electric scooters can also lead to serious injuries. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a scooter accident. If your injuries were caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you would be entitled to just compensation.
A study released by Consumer Reports in early 2019 reported that there had been at least 1,545 total electric scooter accidents in the United States in 2018. There are likely similar numbers that will be reported from this year. While electric scooters are not new, their introduction in mass numbers by major companies is new.
Boston is now grappling with how to handle an influx of scooters on its streets.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun to study electric scooter accidents around the United States. While there is no solid data on how many of these accidents occur in Boston, we know that it is not uncommon to see the following injuries after a scooter accident:
Some people have even lost their lives in these incidents.
Electric scooter accidents can happen anywhere there are scooters, pedestrians, and vehicles all around one another. This includes roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, bike paths, and more. Some of the most common causes of these incidents are:
Various parties may be held liable for these incidents. A negligent driver could be held responsible if they strike a scooter rider. The scooter rider may be responsible if their negligence causes a pedestrian to be injured. Finally, the scooter companies themselves may be negligent for failing to warn consumers of the dangers of riding an electric scooter.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an electric scooter incident that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we specialize in personal injury law and bicycle accident attorneys are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: