Following an injury on a Jump electric scooter you should talk with a Jump scooter lawyer Washington DC residents and tourists trust. For an immediate consultation, call Cohen & Cohen now.
Injuries Sustained in Electric Scooter Accidents
According to doctors, electric scooter accidents are resulting in injuries that are similar to those sustained in a car accident. On average, large ERs are seeing approximately 10 patients each week who were involved in an accident on, or by, an electric scooter. The injuries range from mild to serious. Some people have suffered from life altering brain injuries that have left them paralyzed. As a Jump scooter lawyer in Washington DC, we have handled cases that involve:
- Broken bones and sprains
- Facial injuries
- Brain or head injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Severe bruising
Why Retain a Washington DC Jump Scooter Lawyer
Electric scooter injury cases are relatively new; furthermore, the laws surrounding the use of an electric scooter in DC are minimal. For these reasons, coupled with the potential parties that may be involved, you should not pursue a case without a Washington DC Jump scooter lawyer.
- Your lawyer can help to identify whether or not negligence is a factor and who is to blame
- A lawyer can help to hold all those responsible
- You may receive support with your medical care while you wait for a settlement
- A good lawyer will not be afraid to defend your case against Jump or their legal team
Scooter companies like Lyft are worth millions of dollars. They have a team of lawyers working for them and the last thing they want to do is pay out maximum compensation to people who were injured on their devices. The chances of them admitting liability is slim. In fact, it is possible that your claim will be denied or you will be accused of causing the accident. A good Lyft scooter lawyer Washington DC residents turn to can help you to conduct an independent investigation of the collision to identify the negligent party and hold them responsible. Rest assured, regardless of who is to blame, we will do our best to recover fair and full compensation.
At Cohen & Cohen, we handled 99% of electric scooter cases on contingency. This means you don’t have to pay for upfront legal representation; rather, only if we settle or win a verdict do we get paid.
Causes of Accidents on an Electric Scooter
Electric scooter accidents can be caused by any number of reasons; however, at least half involve negligence. If this is true for your case, you will likely be able to pursue the liable party for compensation. These parties may include:
- The driver of a vehicle
- A pedestrian
- A cyclist
- Another scooter rider
- A building owner
- An entity responsible for road maintenance
- The city
- Jump’s contractor for maintenance or repair
Reasons an Accident Might Occur
- A driver is distracted
- A cyclist ignores the scooter rider
- There is debris on the road
- The scooters brakes malfunction
As a Jump scooter lawyer Washington DC scooter riders trust, we can say that most issues arise with defective or malfunctioning scooter parts. In this case, the manufacturer of the scooter, maintenance workers, or Jump would likely be responsible.
Whether you were injured on a Jump, Bird, Lyft, or Skip scooter, a Jump scooter lawyer Washington DC offers is ready to talk with you.