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OBTAINING FAIR COMPENSATION FOR SCOOTER ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN THE BAY AREA

Scooters offer a great alternative for pedestrians. What could be easier than hopping on a scooter and getting to your destination much faster than walking? Unfortunately, however, when you’re on a scooter, you are highly vulnerable to the impact of a traffic accident. If another motorist’s negligence leaves you injured in a scooter accident, it’s time to consult with an experienced San Francisco scooter accident attorney. You might have important legal rights to financial recovery. 

CDC Information on Scooters

A 2018 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interviewed people who were injured in scooter accidents and used emergency medical services as a result (over a three-month period) – and share the following:

  • Almost half came away with serious injuries, such as a broken leg. 
  • About half said that the road’s surface condition may have contributed to the accident, such as cracks, potholes, and other signs of wear.
  • The health impact of scooters is not well known or understood.
  • Less than one percent of those injured were wearing a helmet at the time they were injured – despite the fact that we know safety helmets help prevent head injuries.

While we don’t have a lot of statistics when it comes to scooter accidents, it’s clear that when you’re tooling around on a scooter, you’re more susceptible to serious accidents caused by various forms of driver negligence.  

Common Injuries

The impact of a scooter accident can lead to nearly any kind of serious injury, but some of the most dangerous and common include:

  • Broken Bones – A broken bone heals slowly and is exceptionally painful. When a broken bone fails to heal correctly, you can be left with chronic pain – or even a permanent physical disability. 
  • Traumatic Brain InjuriesTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by trauma to the head. Because these injuries affect the brain, they are both exceptionally dangerous and extremely complicated. TBIs often have long-lasting, overarching effects. Even with a helmet on, you’re susceptible to a TBI in a scooter accident, but without a helmet, you’re more so.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a blow to the neck, back, or shoulders, and they are painful injuries that can seriously limit your range of motion. When the spinal cord is severed, the injury can lead to permanent paralysis in the area of the body affected. 

Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced San Francisco Scooter Accident Attorney

When you’re on a scooter, you’re even more vulnerable to the dangers of the road, including driver negligence. If you’ve been injured in a scooter accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand in San Francisco have the skill, stamina, and resources to help guide your case toward compensation that covers your damages in their entirety. Our work is informed by decades of experience, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation by contacting us today. 

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