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On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents | 0 comments

Electric scooters can be a fun way to travel from place to place but unfortunately, they can also be very dangerous.

Electric scooters

Electric scooters are easily maneuverable, don’t take up a lot of space and are considered eco-friendly. However, statistics indicate that electric scooter injuries have increased significantly in the last several years, resulting in more than 25,000 visits to the emergency room.

Research also suggests that electric scooter riders suffer injuries more frequently than bicycle riders. Electric scooters may be more susceptible to uneven or cracked pavement, potholes, curbs and running into signage. Unlike riding a bicycle where the rider can stop quickly, a rider can fly off a scooter more easily.

Collisions and injuries

Even when a rider wears a helmet, an electric scooter collision can cause the rider to suffer serious injuries and death. It can also hurt or kill pedestrians nearby and the drivers of other vehicles.

Sometimes these accidents are caused by faulty brakes, mechanical problems or electrical hazards but they can also be caused by human error or when the rider loses control of the scooter.

The rider and pedestrians can suffer from broken bones, cuts and bruises and even serious neck and spine injuries. They can also suffer from serious concussions and skull fractures. These injuries can take a long time heal, can result in significant medical expenses and time away from work.

If a person has been injured in an electric scooter accident, there is help available to pursue a claim for compensation.

 

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