Have you been injured by an E-scooter in Los Angeles or anywhere in the LA region? There has been a rapid increase in the number of e-scooters or electric scooters such as Segway, Lime, Bird and Xiaomi available for immediate rental all across LA. There has been a sharp increase in the number of people who have been injured by an e-scooter in Los Angeles in the past several months as the implementation of these low cost transportation devices increases.
The combination of the beautiful LA weather, pedestrian traffic and the lack of training for e-scooter riders has resulted in many e-scooter accidents resulting in personal injury claims. What should you do if you are injured by an e-scooter in Los Angeles? My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney I can tell you there are several possible sources for a valid injury claim in these cases.
The first source of recovery may be the manufacturer of the e-scooter and/or the company who has placed them out for rental. The second source of potential recovery for your injuries would be the rider of the e-scooter who ran into you and caused your injury. In addition, the UM/UIM portion of your own automobile insurance policy covers you when you are injured as a pedestrian in LA. Unfortunately, UM/UIM claims can actually be quite challenging. You pay insurance premiums for years, and many clients are shocked by the way they are treated by their own insurance company.
Insurance adjusters are simply not offering appropriate settlements for e-scooter injury claims. This is why it is important to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation if you have been injured. We will hold responsible parties accountable and work help you seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages as well as for having to endure the pain of your injuries and the challenges of recovery.