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  • Oct 10th, 2023

Understanding Liability in Scooter Accidents and Legal Recourse in Washington State

Your Rights If You Are Injured in a Scooter Accident in WA

Electric scooters have taken the country by storm. Millions of people use the fast-moving, two-wheeled transportation devices. Whether rented or purchased, riding an e-scooter in high-traffic areas can be dangerous. Negligent drivers pose a huge risk to unsuspecting scooter-riders, so it’s important to stay vigilant.

At Ranz Injury Law, PLLC, we provide experienced representation for individuals who have been injured in scooter accidents throughout Washington State. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. We know what it takes to hold negligent parties accountable and will not stop until we get you the best possible outcome in your case. If you were injured in a scooter accident, contact our office at (206) 429-5227 to schedule a free consultation. 

Who Can Be Held Liable After a Scooter Accident?

Unfortunately, scooter accidents are on the rise. Regardless of whether the majority of scooters are owned or rented, drivers of cars and other vehicles are responsible for driving defensively and being aware of their surroundings at all times. In the case of an accident, negligence implies liability.

Parties that may be held liable after a scooter accident:

  • The scooter rental company
  • A negligent motorist
  • Another scooter rider
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist
  • A government entity

In order to determine who can be held liable for a scooter accident, you should consult with an attorney. An attorney can help investigate your claim and assess whether you have a valid claim for damages. 

What Causes Most Scooter Accidents?

E-scooter accidents may be caused by one or more factors. In many cases, the cause of the scooter accident may not be straightforward. A lawyer can help determine what caused your accident. 

Common causes of scooter accidents:

  • Rider inexperience
  • Speeding
  • Dangerous roadways or sidewalks
  • Negligent motorists
  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Lack of training

If you are injured in an e-scooter accident, it is important to seek medical attention. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis and starting treatment immediately can help ensure that you recover quickly. 

Do I Need an Attorney?

Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to compensation for your scooter accident. A lawyer can work with you to ensure that you receive the largest recovery possible. 

Unrepresented injury victims frequently end up settling their cases for less than they are worth. 

With the help of an attorney, you can make sure that you will receive a full and fair settlement. If a full and fair settlement cannot be reached, an attorney can set the matter for trial to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Injured in a Scooter Accident? Contact Our Office. 

Were you injured in a scooter accident in Washington? Contact our office at (206) 429-5227 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Get the real results you need and deserve. Call now to speak with an experienced member of our legal team. Get an honest assessment of your case today.

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