California Bird Scooter Accident Lawyer

Rideshare Law Office wins support for California victims hurt in accidents involving Bird’s rideshare e-scooters. Victims hurt after a scooter malfunction or struck by a careless driver should receive everything they require to heal and rebuild their lives. Please contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation for all California injury victims. It’s a no-risk way to find out what your injury should be worth and how to hold a rideshare company responsible.

Do I Need a Lawyer After an Accident on a Bird E-Scooter?

If your injuries are very minor, you may not need to bother calling a lawyer. But when your injuries are more serious, like a broken foot bone or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), you should go over your accident with a skilled lawyer.

A collision with a car or with the pavement can cause injuries that will require more care than a single trip to the emergency room. When recovery will be ongoing over weeks and months car insurance adjusters representing at-fault drivers seek ways to avoid having to accept financial responsibility. They’ll try to pin the blame on you despite what an accident report says or get you to accept far less than you need to fully recover.

A California rideshare accident lawyer fully investigates your accident and collects the evidence necessary to keep a scooter company or a reckless driver from wiggling out of responsibility. Witness testimony and accident reconstruction data will be used to force a rideshare business to provide the maximum in compensation available.

Bird Scooter Accident Dangers

In cities like Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena, Bird e-scooters are a cheap, green, and fun way to get around. But there a questions about safety when scooter riders must travel alongside fast-moving cars, trucks, and SUVs.

E-scooter is short for electric scooter. An electric scooter is a scooter powered by an electric motor. According to California’s vehicle code 21235. These scooters can’t exceed 15mph and they should generally stay on roads with speed limits of 25mph or less. Riders are usually expected to ride on bike lanes if they exist, otherwise they are allowed to use regular traffic lanes like a cyclist. They usually aren’t allowed on sidewalks, but individual cities can make their own rules. Riders must have a driver’s license or learner’s permit.

Hopping on what is perceived as a child’s toy may seem like it would come with little risk. However, the speeds are faster than most people expect and are ready to deal with. Bird won’t rent scooters to anyone without a license and younger than 18. Their rules and guidelines are posted here. They don’t require helmets but they strongly recommend wearing one.

Of course, careless California drivers are the biggest threat to scooter riders. They can veer over into a lane without checking mirrors and blind spots for a potential rider. Drivers are known to make left turns in front of oncoming scooter riders they didn’t take the time to look for.

The injuries are often devastating for riders. A California Bird Accident Lawyer would ensure that the support a victim received covered current bills and any potential medical care expenses in the months and years ahead.

Who Is Liable If I’m Hurt on a Bird E-Scooter?

If you are struck by a careless driver on a California boulevard, you’ll need to file an accident claim against the motorist’s auto insurance provider. Even if you were riding in an illegal zone when you were struck, the driver may still be responsible for at least a part of your recovery costs.

If a scooter malfunction or part breakdown caused your crash, Bird Global Inc. could be held accountable. A tire blowout or a brake that stops working would be 100% Bird’s responsibility. The micromobility corporation has liability insurance, but they can also afford corporate lawyers who will work to limit the support you get while down with an injury. Always speak with a skilled lawyer to learn about the tactics you’ll want to block when dealing with a major business like Bird.

What Should I Do After a Bird E-Scooter Accident?

Your safety on the scene and getting the medical attention you need will be the most important thing after an accident. Contact 911 and request an ambulance if you are hurt. Have paramedics examine every pain you have. Go to the hospital if necessary.  Give police a full account of what happened.

If you are able to move around and the scene is secure, you can also grab some important evidence at the site of your wreck. This powerful information can make it much harder for a rideshare company or a careless driver to avoid blame.

Try to collect these details if possible.

  • Take Photos. Get images of the vehicle damage and scooter damage. Show any visible injuries or property damage. Take photos of any signage that identifies the rideshare involved. If you must leave the scene, ask someone with you or a nearby witness to take pictures.
  • Get Contact Information from Witnesses.
  • Take a Screenshot. Grab a screenshot of the Bird app that shows your current trip information.
  • Swap Information. If an officer doesn’t provide it, get the driver’s license and registration information from the driver involved.
  • Alert Bird. Email them as soon as you can at or call them at (866) 205-2442.
  • Schedule a Doctor’s Visit. Make an appointment with your doctor even if you’ve already been to the hospital. Document any new pain and get your known injuries reexamined. Follow your doctor’s orders.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file an injury claim after an e-scooter accident?

In California, you have up to two years after an accident to file a claim. But you shouldn’t wait years to file. Alert your lawyer to your case as soon as you can so your lawyer can access fresh evidence and track down witnesses before they disappear.

What if I can’t afford to pay a lawyer after a scooter accident?

You can still count on excellent legal representation. Rideshare Law Office doesn’t get paid unless we are successful in earning compensation for you. Then, your lawyer is paid out of the settlement a company like Bird must provide.

What can I seek compensation for after a California e-scooter accident?

Victims can seek support to pay all medical bills now and for related care in the future. They should demand help replacing the paychecks they may have lost while healing. The physical and emotional pain they’ve suffered should also be considered in a settlement check. A skilled lawyer will be asking for support for many more hardships on your behalf.

Contact a California Bird Scooter Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a crash while on a Bird scooter, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. After you tell us what happened, we will go over all of your legal options.

Martin Gasparian, the founder of Rideshare Law Office, has worked for large corporations and now uses that experience to help everyday people. He makes sure those hurt in accidents get what they need to rebuild their lives. Mr. Gasparian doesn’t back down from large rideshare companies and fights until clients get everything required to get back on their feet again.