Wed 3rd Jan | 2024

Safety Hazards of Defective E-Bikes, E-Scooters, and Segways

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If you have been injured due to a safety hazard that was the fault of another person or party and are experiencing long-term, life-altering consequences, you may have a personal injury claim to recover damages. The type of damages that you are entitled to will depend upon the unique facts and circumstances of your accident. Generally, when another party caused the accident they and their insurance company will be liable for your costs. Examples of these scenarios include: a car ran through a red light and hit you on an e-Bike, or a vehicle failed to notice you in a crosswalk on a Segway because he or she was texting.

A defective ebike lawyer from Clark Fountain is available to review the unique facts and circumstances of your case, and to determine if we are able to help. 

Common Causes of E-Bike, E-Scooter, and Segway Accidents 

There are many prospective causes of e-Bike accidents, e-Scooter crashes, and Segway accidents, with some of the most common being distracted and aggressive driving. 

Distracted Driving 

Some of the most common forms of distracted driving include: 

  • Texting while driving 
  • Eating or drinking while driving 
  • Using a smartphone to surf the internet or FaceTime 
  • Applying make-up 
  • Talking to a passenger 
  • Fiddling with the in-dash radio 

Whatever the reason a driver is not paying attention to the road, if they are found to be distracted and to have caused an accident, they will be liable for the related injuries. 

Aggressive Driving 

When drivers fail to provide persons operating vehicles like bicycles, e-Bikes, e-Scooters, or Segways in the bicycle lane, or to yield at crossing walks and at lights, they are liable for injuries caused. Drivers must follow the rules of the road, including speed limits, yielding and stopping as appropriate, and the failure to do so leads to liability. 

Connect with a Defective eBike Lawyer to Explore Options on Your Case

As alternative means of transportation like eBikes, e-Scooters, bicycle-share services, and Segways are increasingly in use, the risk of injury as a result of malfunctioning equipment due to defects or poor maintenance is also on the rise. If you have been injured as a result of a manufacturer defect or poor maintenance on your vehicle, the manufacturer will generally be liable, and we can help you collect the full compensation that you deserve. 

Collecting coverage for the medical bills and lost wages and earnings ability linked to your injuries requires that you gather evidence to prove the present and future costs linked to your accident, then successfully negotiate a claim to recover your damages. Reach out to Clark Fountain to schedule your initial risk-free, cost-free case review by giving us a call at 561-559-7845, or visit our site to book a consultation