Bicycle Accident Lawyer
BICYCLE/SCOOTER INJURIES: LOS ANGELES & NATIONWIDE
Bicycles and electric scooters present a cost-effective, fuel-efficient, traffic-reducing, and oftentimes healthier alternative to driving. Electric scooters in particular have gained popularity in business, shopping, and tourist districts across the State of California. Scooter rentals from companies like Lime and Bird are common in every major metropolitan area, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and other California locales. While fun and affordable, cycling and riding electric scooters are not without their dangers. The state has not fully adjusted to the prevalence of scooters and bikes; laws and regulations about scooter operation are changing regularly, and other drivers on the road are still getting used to the presence of smaller vehicles. Riding a small, hard-to-detect vehicle creates additional dangers, especially with so many negligent drivers on the road.
If you or someone you love are among the thousands of cyclists and scooter riders injured in traffic accidents every year, the Southern California scooter and bike accident legal team at Morris Law is here to help. Call our personal injury law firm for a free consultation to discuss your options for obtaining compensation after the harm you have suffered.
Bike & Scooter Accident Statistics
California regularly has more fatal bike accidents than every other state in the country. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2016 through 2018, 455 cyclists were killed in traffic accidents across the state. The rate of bike accidents was higher during that period than in any three-year period since the mid-1990s. California consistently has upwards of 25% more fatal bike accidents per resident than the national average. Thousands more were injured. Bicycling is important and healthy, but there are still significant dangers.
Electric scooters, likewise, present more of a danger than many people realize. From 2014 through 2018, more than 40,000 scooter riders were sent to emergency rooms across the country. The rate of scooter injury per population skyrocketed from 6 per 100,000 to 19 per 100,000 nationwide, an astronomical rise concurrent with the rise in the presence of electric scooters.
If you have been injured in a bike or scooter accident in California, you are far from alone. Call a dedicated bike/scooter accident attorney at Morris Law Firm for help getting the compensation you are owed.
Recovering Compensation After a Bike or Scooter Accident
If you have been injured while riding a bicycle, a scooter, or an electric scooter, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may be eligible for a significant recovery including both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include items that can be quantified by a specific dollar amount. Economic damages available after a bike or scooter accident may include:
- Medical expenses, both past and present, for treating your injuries
- Lost wages due to time spent away from work while recuperating
- Loss of future earning capacity if your injuries are long-term or permanent
Additionally, accident victims in California can seek non-economic damages. Non-economic damages compensate accident victims for harms that are more difficult to quantify but are nevertheless real consequences of accidents and injuries. Non-economic damages available after a bike or scooter accident may include:
- Pain and suffering experienced during and after the injury
- Emotional distress due to the accident or the resulting injuries, such as psychological trauma or disfigurement
- Loss of life enjoyment due to serious or permanent injuries
Whether your accident was caused by a negligent driver, another cyclist or scooter rider, or another party entirely, Morris Law Firm will help you maximize your compensation. We will help you file your insurance claims, negotiate with insurance companies and defense attorneys, and fight your case in court. Our bike and scooter accident injury team will walk you through your available damages and how best to build your case, and we will stand with you every step of the way until you get the compensation you deserve.
Call Morris Law Firm After a Bike or Electric Scooter Accident Injury in Los Angeles or Southern California
Bicycle and scooter injuries can happen in any number of ways. We know that each case, and each injured victim, is unique. We provide individualized, tailored service for each of our clients to best serve their claims. Contact our Los Angeles bike and scooter injury attorney today to evaluate your unique personal injury claim. Morris Law Firm will give you a personalized evaluation and help you figure out your legal rights and next steps.
Call us today at 747-283-1144 for a fast response or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.