While scooters can be an affordable, enjoyable way to navigate the streets of Daytona Beach, these vehicles are not without their drawbacks. Scooter riders who are inexperienced or riding a defective scooter may crash into other vehicles or collide with pedestrians or cyclists. Scooter riders may also be involved in motor vehicle accidents and suffer severe injuries. Some scooter accidents are even fatal.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a scooter accident, a Daytona Beach scooter accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can advocate for you. Our team can investigate the accident and determine who is liable for your damages. We can help you seek financial compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages stemming from the accident.
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Top Causes of Scooter Accidents
Scooters are becoming an increasingly popular way to explore a city. Many companies offer scooters for rent. The renter simply enters their identification and payment information into an application, unlocks the scooter, and rides away. When the rider completes their trip, they can leave the scooter at their destination.
Scooter accidents can occur under several circumstances. While their own actions and inexperience can put riders in harm’s way, it is often a negligent third party that causes the accident. Several parties can be liable in a scooter accident, depending on the circumstances. Explore the possible liable parties below.
Scooter Rental Companies
Scooter rental companies like Lime, Skip, Scoot, and Bird allow people to rent scooters and drive them around for short periods. A scooter rental company may be liable for a scooter accident if it resulted from the company’s negligent actions. Scooter companies may be liable for accidents that happen due to inadequate scooter maintenance or safety defects that the company knew or should have known about.
If a scooter accident occurs because of a hazardous condition on the road or pavement, liability may fall to the owner or occupier of the property. A premises liability claim is a claim brought against a negligent property owner or property manager. If the owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition such as a pothole or broken concrete and did nothing to fix it, they might be liable for any injuries that result.
Some scooters are defective long before anyone tries to use them. This may be due to defective design or a mistake made during the scooter manufacturing process. If your scooter accident was because of a design or manufacturing defect, you may have a valid product liability claim. You may be eligible for compensation for the damages you suffered in and after the accident.
Drivers of Motor Vehicles
Drivers of passenger vehicles who are not paying attention or become distracted by a cellphone may collide with scooter riders, causing severe injuries or death. Driving while distracted or drunk and driver inexperience can all lead to vehicle-scooter collisions. If you were injured in a scooter accident caused by a motorist’s negligent or illegal actions, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the driver.
To learn more about your legal options following a scooter accident, call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (386) 763-2092 and get your free case evaluation today.
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Damages in a Daytona Beach Scooter Accident Case
If you or a loved one were hurt in a scooter accident, you might have suffered great financial harm because of your injuries and other damages. You may be able to recoup the costs you incurred from your scooter accident through an injury claim.
You could collect compensation for:
- Property damage, including scooter repair costs
- Medical bills
- Ongoing medical costs resulting from your injuries
- Wages lost from missing work
- Impairment to your earning capacity
- Physical pain and mental trauma from the accident
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Fatal Scooter Accidents
Fatal scooter accidents may occur when a rider collides with a passenger vehicle or other heavy object. Falling or being thrown from the scooter may also lead to fatal injuries. If your loved one passed away from injuries in a scooter accident, you might be unsure of what your legal rights are.
A wrongful death claim is a claim brought on a deceased person’s behalf by a representative. This representative is typically a close relative, such as a spouse or child. According to Florida Statutes § 768.21, wrongful death damages in Florida may include:
- Loss of the decedent’s household services
- The decedent’s pain and suffering
- Medical expenses incurred by the accident
- Property damage incurred by the accident
- Loss of the decedent’s companionship and care
- Your family’s mental pain and grief
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A Daytona Beach Scooter Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a scooter, you may be able to file a legal claim and pursue damages. A scooter accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help. Our team can help you:
- Identify who is liable for your accident
- Calculate the damages you or your loved one sustained
- Negotiate with the insurance companies
- Pursue financial compensation for the tangible and intangible costs caused by your accident
- Gather evidence of the liable party’s negligence
- Use medical records and other evidence to demonstrate your damages
- Represent you in court during a personal injury lawsuit
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Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, the statute of limitations for Florida injury claims is four years in most cases. There are some situations in which the timeframe to file is even shorter. It is important to get started on your claim as soon as possible, so reach out for help from a Daytona Beach scooter accident lawyer today. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns at (386) 763-2092 to learn more about filing a claim during a free consultation with a representative.