Rental electric scooters provided by companies like Bird and Lime are becoming a preferred method of commuting and they are transforming the way we travel, just as ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have done.
Good Morning America recently aired a special report on the growing rental electric scooter industry and its impact on consumers, in which they interviewed one of our founding partners, Attorney Robin Saghian. Saghian told Good Morning America that the number of legal cases involving electric rental scooters is growing steadily, despite scooter rental companies’ efforts to encourage users to wear helmets and use the utmost caution. “We get about two to five a day,” Saghian said when asked about the number of prospective personal injury claimants who call Omega Law Group Injury & Accident Attorneys after being injured on electric scooters. “As time goes by, we’re getting more and more.”
Despite Safety Suggestions by Scooter Companies, Riders Proceed at Their Own Risk
During the report, a Dallas woman with two black eyes and multiple scrapes and bruises described her first experience using a scooter-sharing service, which ended in a crash and sent her to the emergency room after she hit a groove in the road. The report also showed video footage of a woman walking out of store and being knocked down by an electric scooter rider travelling at a high speed down the sidewalk.
Unfortunately, such accidents are becoming increasingly common in Los Angeles. Many people in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas are being harmed while using Bird and Lime, and others are being hurt by reckless drivers.
Electric Scooter Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
At Omega Law Group Injury & Accident Attorneys , we represent people who have been harmed in electric scooter-related accidents by a third party. We are a group of highly skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys with the knowledge and experience necessary to help you resolve your case quickly and fairly. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence while on an electric scooter, connect with a member of our team as soon as possible to explore your legal options.
(Please note Omega Law Group Injury & Accident Attorneys does not handle claims in which an electric scooter malfunctioned causing an injury)
Call (310) 504-1852 today to get started.