Henderson Scooter Accident Lawyer
Electric scooters have become popular in recent years. These vehicles come from companies such as Bird and Lime and are great ways to get around town, especially in areas with heavy traffic. These scooters are small and can reach speeds of around 20 miles per hour.
While electric scooters may seem like great alternatives to cars and trucks, they can be dangerous, especially for younger children who might not know how to use them properly. These motorized vehicles have been known to cause catastrophic injuries and even death.
These vehicles are small and not easily seen by larger passenger vehicles. Have you or a loved one been a victim? If so, see how a Henderson scooter accident lawyer from Cameron Law can help. Contact us to learn more about your next steps.
Dangers of Scooters
Electric scooters may seem fun, but they pose dangers to riders, especially small children.
They are vulnerable to injury as bystanders, particularly in a public space where a child may not be able to move quickly out of the way of the speeding vehicle.
There are a couple other things to consider. Many e-scooters are consumer models, which means they are not sturdy and designed to withstand constant use. They were made for single owners who ride them maybe a few times. Consumer parts deteriorate with constant use.
Speaking of parts, the wheels on e-scooters are small and solid, rather than filled with air to cut down on maintenance costs. However, the wheels do not absorb shock very well and lack traction. This can lead to loss of control and accidents.
Accidents are also common because of the lack of a training period. Anyone with a smartphone can download an app and ride an e-scooter. They do not have to go through any training or even watch an instructional video. Because of this, one-third of riders who get injured do so in the middle of their very first ride because they are unaware of how to operate an electric scooter and they are unaware of traffic laws.
Scooter accidents can cause a lot of injuries such as traumatic head injuries and fractures to the wrists and ankles. The head, upper extremities, and lower extremities are particularly vulnerable in these accidents. Many of these injuries are caused by low rates of helmet use. In many emergency departments, the number of injuries associated with e-scooters is comparable to that of bicycling injuries.
Contact Cameron Law Today
With scooters becoming more popular in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, accidents are becoming more common. Scooter riders need to be careful and be alert when riding.
Have you been injured in a scooter crash? If so, count on Cameron Law to guide you through the process. We can work with the insurance company to help you get full and fair compensation. Get started with a free consultation. Contact a Henderson scooter accidents lawyer today by calling (702) 745-4545.