Lime and Bird Scooters
Experienced Orlando car accident lawyer
It’s pretty easy to rent an electric scooter. Use the app to unlock one from the dock and you can be on the road in minutes. But when there’s a car accident, people can be left with serious injuries. That’s when you need an experienced attorney who knows how to handle collisions involving scooters.
Attorney Michael Cerasa of The Cerasa Law Firm LLC has the big firm experienced needed to build strong cases. But unlike big firms, he is able to offer clients personal attention and can guide them through the legal process to help them recover the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Lime and Bird rental scooters are popular in Orlando. These scooters have received mixed reactions in other cities. They are an efficient way to move around, but they are also seen as a nuisance as they are potentially dangerous and generally unregulated. A scooter is no match for a car or other vehicle in a collision and people can be hurt.
The Lime and Bird Scooter User Agreement
If the way they are used in other cities is any indicator, the great majority of Lime and Bird Scooter users will be violating one of two main rules:
- Helmets are required when using a scooter.
- No sidewalk riding – You are supposed to ride the scooters in the bike lane.
Following the rules on a scooter is important because the scooter companies are not going to be responsible for an injury that happens when you're not following the rules. That means that if you're riding on the sidewalk without a helmet and get hurt, it's extremely unlikely that you would have any type of injury claim against the scooter company.
If you were injured on a scooter in an accident with a car
Assuming you were riding the scooter in the bike lane, if you are in an accident with a car, you may be able to pursue a claim against the insurance of the vehicle that hit you. While the liability laws apply in the same way, it may be difficult to get insurance companies to pay out on scooter injury claims, especially in the beginning.
If you were injured by someone riding a scooter
As mentioned above, you are not supposed to ride the scooters on the sidewalks. Cracks and uneven sections of the sidewalk make it dangerous for the scooter rider. The scooters are also a danger to pedestrians who should have free use of the sidewalk and not need to dodge scooters coming at them at up to 15 mph. If you have been hurt in a collision where you were walking and were hit by a Lime or Bird scooter, it’s important to get legal advice.
There are several possible insurance and liability scenarios when a Lime or Bird Scooter causes an accident or injury. Attorney Michael Cerasa can help you understand how we can hold the person who caused your injuries responsible. If he handles your case, there is no upfront cost. You only pay if we are successful in making a financial recovery.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.