Home > Blog > Electric Scooter Accidents In Milwaukee

Electric Scooter Accidents In Milwaukee

Posted by:

Electric scooters seem to be everywhere in Milwaukee.  As more and more electric scooters take to the roadways, there are also many issues regarding legality when serious accidents occur. Being that scooters are still relatively new to the area, there isn’t much precedence regarding what happens after an accident occurs.

However, there are a number of issues that can arise and some things that need to be considered in order to successfully navigate the legal process should an accident occur. 

Because these electric scooter rentals are still so new, there are a lot of legal questions involved after an accident. One of the most important things that needs to be considered is liability. Who is responsible for an electric scooter accident?

Companies like Bird and Lime recognize some of the potential risks involved in the use of electric scooters. As such, they often point fingers to the riders if an accident occurs. However, there are situations where the company may be considered responsible. This includes:

  • If the scooters are not properly maintained or they are defective and not checked by the company, any harm caused by the defect can be considered the fault of the company.
  • If the company is negligent in specific advertisements, provides false information to riders, or in any other way allows harm, they may be considered responsible.

These companies may often try to claim that the rider knew of the risk and signed away liability.

Another type of accident involves Bird and Lime scooters, along with vehicles on the road. These types of accidents result in some of the most serious types of accidents because there are very few protections for the riders, especially when riders refuse to wear helmets.

Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord damage

In other instances, riders are not paying attention to where they are going or they ride in an area where there are plenty of pedestrians. This increases the risks of colliding with a pedestrian, resulting in possible serious injuries.

At LeBell, Dobroski & Morgan, we recognize these legal issues and know how to approach them to protect our clients. We’ve seen scooter accidents and know how dangerous they can be. It’s our goal to help injured victims seek the compensation and justice they need and deserve. 

If you or a family member have been injured in a scooter related accident, please call us for a no cost review of your matter at 414 276 1233 or toll free at 1 866 222 0337