With everyone looking to go green, scooters are becoming more popular and mainstream than ever before—and with that increased popularity comes the inevitable rise in scooter accidents. Scooters are convenient and inexpensive, and they produce far less emissions than traditional motorcycles and passenger cars. However, they are not safer than other modes of transportation. Scooters pose a great danger for bodily injury because they offer zero protection for the rider’s body if they are involved in a collision with a car or object or if they are involved in a fall or turnover. Sadly, many of the scooter accidents that occur on Lawrence County’s streets are preventable, were it not for the actions of others on the road—or even the conditions of the road upon which scooters travel. If you or a loved one have been involved in a scooter accident, the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
While operator error accounts for some scooter accidents, this is usually the exception, not the rule. There are typically extenuating reasons for scooters to be involved in accidents, including:
Regardless of the cause, the injuries that are sustained in a scooter accident are similar to those seen in motorcycle and bicycle accidents. Burns, road rash, broken bones, fractures, and deep cuts and lacerations are possible. Catastrophic injuries to the brain and spine are not unheard of and can end up being life-threatening.
Getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries is important to rebuilding your life in the aftermath of your scooter accident. In most cases, you can receive compensation for all losses that are related to your accident, including:
You can also file a wrongful death claim in the event that your loved one was killed during a scooter accident. A wrongful death claim is filed by a decedent’s survivors to hold the person responsible for their loved one’s death accountable financially for their loss. Compensation is usually based on the monetary value of the lost income and/or lost services provided by the deceased as well as loss of love, consortium and community.
Reach out to our Dallas motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible following your scooter accident. We can help guide you through the legal process of getting your claim filed so that you can get on with your life. Schedule your no-cost consultation now.
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After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
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