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Electric Scooter Accident in Corpus Christi: Can I Sue?


Getting around is important for a person’s day-to-day life, but not everyone can afford a vehicle or wants to use one for every daily errand. Parking can be a hassle; vehicles pollute the environment; gas is expensive; car accidents are dangerous. Many people choose to walk or ride a bike in order to get from place to place, but a new mode of transportation is also trending.

States throughout the country have seen a rise in electric scooter use, almost overnight. There are many benefits to using electric scooters in Corpus Christi. 

For starters, they are located on every street corner, easily accessible, and relatively cheap to use. Because you’re renting in many cases, you also don’t have to worry about maintenance, and you can drop them off just as easily as you pick them up. 

But are there any drawbacks to electric scooters? Can you be injured while riding an electric scooter? Who is liable for an accident if you are injured? These are some of the questions we seek to answer here. 

Are Scooter Companies Liable for Injuries?

Laws regarding scooter use and liability aren’t fully formed, because scooter use is a relatively new phenomenon. Liability will likely depend greatly on the circumstances of the accident. 

For example, if you are riding a Lime scooter and a drunk driver strikes you, it’s not likely Lime that will be liable for your injuries. In this example, the drunk driver will likely be the one who is liable for your injuries and damages. 

However, let’s say you are riding a Blue Duck scooter when the scooter malfunctions and causes you to be injured. In this example, Blue Duck might be liable for the injuries you sustained in the accident.

What Are Some of the Issues Associated with Scooter Use?

As with any mode of transportation, you can be injured while traveling along a roadway. The most obvious danger is a collision with a motor vehicle, but there are other concerns, as well. If you aren’t operating the scooter in a safe manner, this could lead to accidents and injuries. 

For example, if two people try to use one scooter at the same time, one person could fall off and be injured. What about issues with where the scooters are parked? These scooters could become a road hazard if they are left in places where they become an obstruction. What about helmet use? These are just a few issues with scooter use.

Can You Sue for a Scooter Accident in Corpus Christi?

Yes, you could sue for a scooter accident if you can prove that someone else was responsible for the accident that hurt you. Whether it was the company that provides the scooters, a driver of a motor vehicle, or some other party, the person responsible for your accident could be held liable.

Find Out if You Have a Corpus Christi Scooter Accident Injury Case

If you believe you have an injury case involving scooter use in Corpus Christi, contact a personal injury attorney at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC. You can receive a free claim evaluation when you call 361-792-3811 or by completing the contact form down at the bottom of this page.

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