California Lime Scooter Accident Lawyer

Rideshare Law Office wins support for California victims hurt in accidents involving Lime’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 Lime E-Scooter?

If your injuries are very minor, you may not need a lawyer’s help. 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. When medical bills run high, car insurance companies and corporate lawyers for Lime try to shift blame to the victim or reduce what those found at fault must pay.

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

Lime Scooter Accident Dangers

Lime rideshare scooters (and e-bikes) were a concept born in San Francisco. It’s an e-scooter rideshare corporation that puts scooters on local streets. Anyone can grab one not in use, log-in through an app, and take off an efficient, micromobility transport.

E-scooter is short for electric scooter. An electric scooter is a scooter powered by an electric motor. These rideshare scooters can be rented in cities across the Bay Area. But this type of scooter isn’t a child’s toy.

You must have a driver’s license and be at least 18 years of age to unlock a Lime scooter, and for good reason. An e-scooter goes up to 15 miles per hour. New riders can deal with keeping a scooter balanced while also traveling at deceptively fast speeds, sometimes alongside heavy cars and trucks.

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. According to California’s vehicle code 21235. scooters must have an adequate brake to make a brake skid on dry, level, clean pavement. Lime’s rules and safety guidelines are posted here.

Lime can be guilty of putting customers on scooters with tire issues or brake problems that cause crashes. 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 Lime 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 Can I Sue If I’m Hurt on an E-Scooter?

In a serious accident, there may be a problem with a scooter that leads to a crash, or there may be reckless driver who impacts the rider.

Careless Driver — 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. Drivers are expected to slow down when sharing the road with a scooter rider and stop to avoid a collision. This is true no matter where they encounter a rider. 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.

Lime — If a scooter malfunction or part breakdown caused your crash, Lime could be held accountable. A tire blowout or a brake that fails would be 100% Lime’s responsibility. The micromobility corporation has liability insurance to help, but victims often have to force the company to take responsibility for all recovery bills. Remember, just because you signed a waiver of liability, it doesn’t mean Lime gets to ignore all accident claims.

In either case, your lawyer would be gathering all evidence and investigating the driver or Lime. An injury claim would be filed and your lawyer would negotiate for the most possible to help you through recovery.

However, if Lime or an auto insurer refused to accept blame and provide full support, your Rideshare Law Office personal injury lawyer would be ready to file a lawsuit and take a rideshare or insurer to court.

Compensation Available for Lime Scooter Accident Victims

Victims in e-scooter accidents can suffer traumatic injuries when sent to the pavement and when struck by a fast-moving vehicle. They might endure broken arms and legs, facial damage, and head and neck injuries. They may even be fighting for their lives after being run over by an SUV.

Your lawyer would demand every benefit available to assist you in a physical, emotional, and financial recovery. Your attorney would demand support for some things you may not have known could earn additional compensation:

  •  Medical expenses. Money for any surgeries or rehab expected in the future.
  • Costs associated with a permanent disability such as medical equipment, physical therapy, home renovation, or even training for a new career.’
  • Reimbursement for travel costs for doctor visits and appointments with out-of-city specialists.
  • Support for the pain you endure.
  • Emotional trauma. Loss of enjoyment of life. Depression and anxiety caused by such a frightening accident and difficult recovery. PTSD symptoms that have victims reliving the moment of impact.
  • Wages from missed work hours. Any lost wages expected in the future.
  • Damage or destruction of property.
  • Wrongful death claim. A lawyer can represent families who lose a loved one in a scooter accident. The lawyer would seek money to help families pay for funeral costs and to cover remaining emergency response fees and medical bills. Families must also receive support for the future when they’ll be without the income help the victim can no longer provide.

Contact a California Lime Scooter Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a crash while on a Lime 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.

You don’t need to worry about how you’ll afford strong legal representation. Rideshare Law Office works on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you win your case. Then our fee comes out of the settlement Lime Scooter must pay.

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.