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Although electric scooters are a source of fun and excitement for many young Californians, they’re often also an accident waiting to happen. The companies that rent these scooters love making money, but they rent them without teaching the customers anything about how to safely operate the scooter or even what laws are in place that regulate their use. This means that one of these cute scooters can come charging out in front of you as you’re driving along the road or walking down the street, and then, accidents happen. If you’ve been hurt in an electric scooter accident, you need to speak with an electric scooter accident attorney in Newport Beach, California like The Roberts Law Firm.
The types of electric scooter injuries that occur range from mild to life-altering. These scooters are quiet, so drivers of cars often can’t hear them. They can go up to about 15 MPH and can dart out in front of a car quickly and without warning. The scooters have no outer protection for the driver, who is vulnerable in a collision with a car. There can be fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other types of injuries that involve disability and prolonged time off work. The Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California is familiar with these injuries and dangers and can help you get compensation if you’ve been hurt in an electric scooter accident.
There are indeed laws that regulate the use of electric scooters. All drivers of electric scooters must have a valid drivers’ license. Riders under age 18 are required to wear a helmet. Only one driver/rider is allowed on one scooter at a time. Drivers of electric scooters must be at least 16 years old. It is not legal to operate scooters on the sidewalk. The Roberts Law Firm understands the electric scooter laws and can evaluate your case to determine if recklessness led to your accident injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in an electric scooter accident, call to schedule a free legal consultation with an electric scooter accident attorney in Newport Beach, California today. The Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California is dedicated to defending your rights in an electric scooter accident. Call us at 949-478-0499 and let us be your advocates.