Early last Saturday, a man in Austin in his 40’s was seriously injured while riding on an electric scooter. He has suffered life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition at Dell Seton Medical Center. According to a report, the incident happened at 1:43.a.m. How the man fell from the scooter is still not known. However, this serves as a reminder of how dangerous these scooters are.
Across all cities in America, these electric scooters have started popping up. They litter the streets. All different brands fight to see who can take up more space on the sidewalk. To use them, simply download an app, pay, and go. With no protection whatsoever, someone can jump on one of these scooters whenever they wish. No helmet combined with speeds over 15 miles an hour can lead to a dangerous situation. On the roads, scooters can easily cause users to fall when going over potholes, and other road hazards. Not to mention what could happen if a car happened to hit a rider. Riders could accidentally hit pedestrians who walk in their path, and uneven sidewalks can cause users to lose control of the scooter. So many things can go wrong when using these devices.
While they are convenient for those looking to get around quickly, without using a car, there are risks that need to be considered. When it comes to the legal implications, users, motorists, the scooter company, and even the city can be liable for injuries caused when one of these scooters is in use. There is no scooter liability insurance, so that leaves victims little options when it comes to recovering damages. That means the person responsible for the accident could face legal action.
Harmed by a Manufacturers’ Negligence?
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