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E-Scooter Accidents in Toronto

Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. Understands Scooter Accident Statistics E-Scooters

Throughout majority of cities in North America, the sidewalks have become infested with electric motorized scooters from Bird, Lime, and Lyft. All people need to do is download an app, pay for the e-scooter, and use to travel anywhere within the city limits. Although this may appear to be an appealing alternative to other modes of transportation, the lawyers at Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. know that there are many risks associated with electronic scooters, often resulting in accidents and injuries from falls or collisions with vehicles on the road.

Suffering injuries from scooter accidents? Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. is committed to helping you hold the liable party accountable. Free consultations available! 

Common Causes of Scooter Accidents

Since e-scooters can travel up to 15 mph, a collision with an object or another vehicle can result in serious injury. Similar to motorcycle and bicycle accidents, e-scooter riders do not have the same amount of protection as drivers in motor vehicles. In addition, adult riders are not required to wear a safety helmet when using an e-scooter, which increases the chances of serious injury.

The following are the most common causes of electronic scooter accidents:

  • Collisions with motor vehicles – Since scooters are small and are easily hidden from view by other objects, it could be difficult for drivers to see them. Because e-scooters can go up to 15 mph in speed, a driver may not have enough time to avoid a collision.
  • E-scooter malfunction – From brake or throttle failure to power issues and tire defects, malfunctions can occur. These e-scooter distributors are required to ensure their scooters are properly charged or maintained. Any malfunction caused by a defect can result in a product liability lawsuit.
  • Road hazards – Whether it’s a pothole or a large crack in the sidewalk, driving over or even avoiding road hazards can result in a crash. Even pedestrians on the street are hazards to e-scooters, especially those that don’t pay attention to their surroundings.
  • Rider error – Most of the users of these e-scooters are inexperienced because you don’t need a special license or training to ride them. Because of this, riders ten to engage in high-risk behavior or accidentally hit the brakes at high speeds.

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Our Toronto personal injury attorney can investigate your accident, collect evidence, and create a strong case strategy to get the most favorable settlement. The best thing of all, you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case.

For more information, contact usand discuss your case with Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. today.

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