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How an Attorney Can Help You with a Bird or Lime Scooter Accident

Post By Corey Heit

Bird or Lime Scooters are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation in Columbus area.

Their surge in usage has drawn the attention of much of the city, including the legislature who has defined the laws for riding the motorized scooters.

Even with City Council’s legislation that aims to keep riders, pedestrians and fellow motorists safe, there are an increasing number of Bird and Lime scooter accidents.

If one has occurred with you or someone you know, contact a Bird scooter accident lawyer in Columbus, Ohio at Heit Law. Our Columbus scooter accident attorneys can help you get the settlement you are entitled to.

Scooter Accidents

If you are in a crash, the most important thing to do is immediately notify the police. The responding law enforcement officer will determine who is at fault in the accident, which is crucial for determining what you are entitled to following a crash.

Who is at fault in scooter accidents is not always straightforward, as it depends on the occurrence that lead to the accident.

The most common types of accidents associated with the motorized scooters include:

  • A collision with a vehicle
  • A scooter rider hits a pedestrian
  • The rider is thrown from the scooter after colliding with road hazards
  • Pedestrians trip or collide with abandoned scooters
  • The motorized scooter malfunctions

It is important to note that drivers are obligated to exercise increased caution around pedestrians, including scooter riders, using the roadways. If you believe a motorist’s negligence resulted in your accident you need a personal injury attorney in Columbus, Ohio. These scooter accident can all lead to serious injury that can result in serious medical bills, missed wages and other personal problems.

How we can help

A driver’s negligence is often determined by the initial police report filed at the scene of the accident. Obtaining a copy is the most crucial step to beginning the settlement process.

To determine fault in a scooter-vehicle crash, the rider must prove the following:

  • The driver had a duty to exercise caution around the rider
  • The operator of the vehicle violated this duty that put the rider or others around at risk
  • This driver’s negligence then directly resulted in the crash

If the driver involved in the crash has violated any of the above, you could be entitled to a settlement from the motorist’s insurance company. Do not deal with insurance companies on your own, contact Heit Law to ensure you get the entirety of what you are owed.

Should you be involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, it is additionally crucial to have a representative from Heit Law file a personal injury suit on your behalf. We will make certain that the negligent party is held responsible for a scooter accident.

Free Consultation from Top Rated Scooter Accident Attorneys

Do not wait to seek legal representation after a Bird Scooter or Lime Scooter accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay attorney fees unless we win. You can reach us by phone at 614-898-5300 , toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT (4348) or contact via email to schedule a free initial consultation.

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