In March, a man riding an e-scooter was killed in a hit and run accident in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Police Department reported that the 41-year-old victim sustained significant head and body trauma during the collision, and later died from head injuries at the hospital.
According to the police report and witness statements, the driver of the vehicle that collided with the scooter’s rider exited his vehicle after the accident but left the scene before the first responders arrived. As of this publication, the vehicle’s driver has yet to be identified.
Public Safety And The Dangers Posed By Scooters In California
At Binder & Associates, our Encino scooter accident attorneys share the concern that many feel about the safety of riders who enjoy this ever-increasing transportation option as a means of travel on our city streets.
Much like the victim of the tragic hit and run accident, brain injuries can occur without notice when scooter riders collide with passenger vehicles, obstacles in the roadways – including potholes and debris – and even other scooter riders.
Who Is Responsible For Scooter Accident Injuries In California?
As more and more scooters become available on our streets, backed by California scooter legislation and support from the L.A. Department of Transportation, the potential for serious and even deadly accidents also increases.
Our personal injury attorneys understand the legal complications that can arise when scooter riders are hurt while using these services. Usually, injury victims have no idea where to turn to pursue financial recovery, because they are unsure exactly who is responsible.
Binder & Associates will guide injury victims through the process, and outline the potential negligent party, which can include the scooter:
- Parent company
- Maintenance provider
- Third-party contractors, including charging companies/individuals
Other possible scooter accident causes can result from negligent:
- Vehicle drivers
- Scooter operators
- City-street maintenance crews
When negligence occurs in any variety and leads to injuries, our scooter accident attorneys in Encino, California are prepared to examine the accident with the precision and experience we put into each of our cases to ensure the victims are able to pursue the financial recovery they deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a scooter accident, contact our personal injury attorneys at Binder & Associates today by calling (818) 659-8588 to schedule a free consultation. Our law firm works on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay any legal fees.