Scooters are the major modes of transportation in many European and East Asian countries. In the United States, these vehicles gained only moderate popularity as recreational vehicles in the 1970s and 1980s among urban dwellers and adolescents. These vehicles have experienced resurgence in popularity with sales that have increased up to 60% in recent years. With advantages such as affordability, being easy to park, and being a quick form of point to point transportation the growth in scooters is not shocking.
Despite these advantages, it’s critical to remember that on a scooter you are offered little to no protection in the event of an accident. You are extremely vulnerable on a scooter and can be in serious risk of an injury. Given their increasing presence on U.S. roadways there is an increased potential in accidents and getting a scooter injury.
Getting injured can turn your life upside down and, depending on the severity of the injury, it can be a struggle to get back to normal. Don’t guess about your legal rights. It is easy to place the blame on the rider. Protecting your legal rights is not usually the first thing you think of in the days following an injury. However, following some simple steps can save a substantial amount of time and effort if you later decide to sue someone for your injuries. We can help you find the next steps to take after sustaining a scooter injury or being in an accident.
Scooters are not just popular with the elder community as once they were viewed. With companies like Spin, Bird and Lime adding scooters to cities such as Denver, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. the growth in number of scooters on the street will continue to grow. The future is bright for these easily accessible and cheap form of transportation. Over 50,000 people have rented from Bird alone, scooters will change the commuting habits, where less than 3% of people walk or ride their bike to work in the United States.