New advancements in battery technology, and probably rising gas prices, have recently led to an increase in popularity of electric bicycles and scooters. If you’ve been around any major city in Florida recently, you’ve probably noticed the numerous electric scooters staged around town for anyone’s use. These electric devices can seem like a fun, convenient way to travel around, but like most things, they are not without safety concerns (such as being involved in bicycle and scooter accidents).
A new report just released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that there has recently been an increase in injuries related to the use of “micromobility” devices, including e-scooters, hoverboards, and e-bikes.
If you have been injured in an electric bicycle or scooter accident, you should contact a qualified attorney as quickly as possible. Even if you think the accident was your fault, or you’re not sure what happened, we can immediately conduct an investigation and inspection of the scooter or bike to see if there were any defects, maintenance issues, or malfunctions that may have caused or contributed to the crash that caused your injuries. If you were riding a shared electric scooter, the company that owns the scooter should be responsible for maintenance on the scooter and making sure it was safe for you to ride.
If you were involved in an accident with a car or truck, we can re-construct the accident and determine who was at-fault. The laws that apply to bicycles, scooters, and other modes of personal transportation are complex and not always clear-cut. The experienced lawyers at The Fina Law Firm can help you put the evidence and law together and determine if someone is responsible for your injury.
We’re happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to set up a free consultation today, give us a call at 904-878-2379 or send us an email at email@example.com.