Who’s at Fault for My NYC Scooter Accident?

New York City recently made electric scooters legal, allowing companies like Bird and Lime to set up electric scooter rentals. Unfortunately, you can be injured seriously on a scooter, no matter how careful you are while riding one.

But who’s at fault for your NYC scooter accident? If you’re not sure who’s at fault for your injuries, check out the possible at-fault parties below and talk to your lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP to narrow your search. 

The Scooter Company

Electric scooters may be growing in popularity, but the number of injuries caused by these scooters is growing, too. Scooter companies rarely provide helmets, which means many people are suffering from serious brain injuries in scooter accidents. Others may have accidents caused by defective scooters, which may be damaged or have defective parts

Because of this, you may have a claim against the scooter company. The accident may have been avoidable or your injuries less severe if the company had taken the right safety precautions. 

Other Drivers 

In many cases, you may have been careful as possible on your scooter. But no matter how responsibly you ride, other drivers may be careless. You could be struck by a driver in a car, truck, or motorcycle. 

Someone else may have endangered your safety, leaving you suffering for their carelessness. Luckily, you may be able to seek compensation from these drivers through a personal injury claim. They may be held responsible for your losses, financial and otherwise. Your scooter accident lawyer in NYC can help you determine what compensation you’re owed for their carelessness. 

Government Agencies 

Accidents can happen even when all drivers are being careful on the road. You may have been hurt instead because of a road defect. Let’s say your scooter crashed when the front wheel caught on broken concrete. Who’s at fault for your scooter accident in this instance? 

The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for ensuring the roads are safe for all drivers. If it fails to repair sidewalks, roadways, and bike lanes, you may be unable to avoid the accident. Because of this, you may have a valid claim against the agency responsible for your injuries. 

Seek Compensation for Your NYC Scooter Accident 

An NYC scooter accident can leave you seriously injured. Worse, you may be unsure who is responsible for the costs associated with your injuries. You need financial compensation for your losses, but the at-fault party doesn’t want to help you recover. 

The expert legal staff from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP is here to serve the needs of our NYC community when in need of legal support to financially recover in these situations. They will review the details of your scooter accident and help you determine who’s financially liable for your losses. Start with a free consultation by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online contact form below. 

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