Dallas Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Did you recently suffer injuries in an electric scooter accident in Dallas, Texas? Whether you were struck by a vehicle or got hurt because the scooter was defective, you could be entitled to a substantial monetary award.

The experienced Dallas electric scooter accident lawyers at Anderson Injury Lawyers can help you fight to get all of the money you deserve, call us at (214) 327-8000.

Since 2007, Anderson Injury Lawyers has been a leader in personal injury litigation, leading clients to over $100,000,000 in benefits, settlements, and jury awards.

We handle pedestrian accidents in Dallasbicycle accidents in Dallas, TXwrongful death accidents in Dallas, TX, and more practice areas around the area.

Position yourself to win your electric scooter accident case. Benefit from the insight and experience of a Board Certified civil trial attorney and a team that’s nationally recognized for the ability to get top results. Contact our Dallas, TX law office at (214) 327-8000 to arrange a time for a free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

How Anderson Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in an Electric Scooter Accident in Dallas, TX

How Anderson Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in an Electric Scooter Accident in Dallas, TX

It can be difficult to know exactly what causes an electric scooter accident. And how can you be certain that you know who’s at fault? What if more than one person contributes to an accident? Or if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement? 

The good news is that you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of your e-scooter accident on your own. Our personal injury lawyers in Dallas are here to lead you to the financial victory you deserve.

When you choose our Texas personal injury law firm, you’ll benefit from the personalized legal service you deserve and get the resources you’ll need to win your e-scooter case.

While you have the opportunity to focus on recovering from your electric scooter accident, our team will:

  • Carefully examine and investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident
  • Gather evidence that can be used to establish causation, fault, and liability
  • Consult respected medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, forensic specialists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and other experts throughout the process
  • Defend you against allegations that you share blame for getting hurt
  • Take care of negotiations with the insurance agency, negligent motorist, and/or other involved parties on your behalf
  • Provide counsel and guidance when you’re asked to make important decisions, like whether to accept a settlement or push forward for a better result at trial

If your case isn’t resolved through a settlement because the insurance company refuses to negotiate fairly, you’ll have experienced Texas trial attorneys ready to argue your case in front of a jury. We’re tough negotiators but truly thrive in the courtroom. We’ll be there to ensure that you have every chance to get the full compensation you deserve.

We offer a free consultation and work on contingency, so there’s no risk in asking for our help. You only pay if we win your case. Give our law office in Dallas, Texas a call for a free consultation today.

After a two-year suspension, Dallas’s rental e-scooter and bicycle program is up and running once again. So, it is now legal to operate an electric scooter in Dallas, Texas. 

However, electric scooters and bicycles are subject to more stringent regulations this time around. 

Electric scooters are now subject to the following rules established by the Dallas Department of Transportation:

  • Electric scooters can only be operated between the hours of 5 AM and 9 PM
  • Scooters cannot be operated in designated “no ride” zones throughout the city of Dallas
  • Scooters can be operated at a maximum speed of 10 MPH in designated “slow ride” zones
  • Scooters must be docked at a station after use, and the rider must take a photograph as proof of proper storage

These rules were implemented in response to concerns about improperly parked vehicles, illegal operation and use of scooters, and the inherent danger of operating a scooter alongside larger vehicles.  

Residents who violate Dallas’s e-scooter laws can be fined or prohibited from using the vehicles after repeated offenses.

What Types of Injuries Are Common in Electric Scooter Accidents?

According to a study by Rutgers University, head and face injuries are among the most commonly reported electric scooter injuries. In fact, hospitals and emergency rooms have seen these types of e-scooter injuries triple in recent years. In 2017, it’s estimated that 32,000 people sustained severe head and face injuries in e-scooter accidents – up from 6,947 in 2008.

Some of these reported injuries include:

  • Closed head injuries, including concussions, contusions, and hemorrhages 
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Broken nose
  • Skull fractures

The uptick in head injuries is likely due to the fact that about two-thirds of electric-scooter riders don’t wear a helmet, despite the protection they can offer in a Dallas car accident or crash.

At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help no matter what type of injuries you’ve sustained in an e-scooter accident in Dallas, including:

If a family member is killed in a fatal electric scooter accident, our wrongful death attorneys in Dallas will be there to help you seek appropriate compensation from those responsible. We’re here to help you during your time of need in any way we can.

Why Do Electric Scooter Accidents Happen?

While electric scooters can offer a great way to see the city of Dallas and move around the congested city, they’re not always the safest form of transportation. A lot of that is due to the fact that they’re operated alongside larger vehicles on busy roads, and riders might not have a lot of experience operating the equipment.

Human error and negligence are the leading causes of e-scooter wrecks.

This includes:

  • Distracted driving and riding
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Fatigued driving or riding
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Unsafe or illegal turns
  • Improper parking
  • Failing to signal before a turn or maneuver
  • Failing to stop at red lights or stop signs
  • E-scooter malfunction
  • Road defects

Other factors, including bad weather conditions, limited visibility, darkness, and e-scooter defects can also contribute to scooter accidents in Dallas.

What Damages Can I Get in a Dallas Electric Scooter Accident Case?

You can file an injury claim or lawsuit and request economic damages and non-economic damages after an e-scooter accident in Texas.

Economic damages are awarded to offset your financial losses, while non-economic damages make up for consequences of the crash that aren’t easily valued in dollars and cents.

Compensatory awards can include:

If a Dallas jury determines that you were hurt because of a defendant’s intentional, fraudulent, or grossly negligent conduct, then punitive damages may be appropriate, as well.

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Getting Blamed For My Texas Electric Scooter Accident?

Yes, as long as you’re assigned less than half of the blame for the accident. Under its modified comparative negligence statute, Texas observes a 51 percent bar to recovery. So, once liability exceeds half, you forfeit the right to compensation in a personal injury claim. 

Sharing some, but not most, of the blame will still affect your ability to win compensation. Damages are reduced in direct proportion to fault. For example, if you’re 10 percent liable, your damages will be reduced by 10 percent.

Who’s Liable in an Electric Scooter Accident Case?

Everyone who plays a part in causing an electric scooter accident can share responsibility for resulting damages, including:

  • Negligent motorists
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Other e-scooter operators
  • E-scooter manufacturers
  • E-scooter rental companies
  • Property owners
  • Government agencies, including the city of Dallas
  • Employers of responsible parties

Our Dallas electric scooter accident attorneys will carefully examine the circumstances of your case and work to recover compensation from all liable parties.

What’s the Deadline to File an Electric Scooter Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

You’ll typically have two years to file an electric scooter accident lawsuit in Dallas, Texas. The statute of limitations begins to run on the date of your e-scooter crash.

Once the statute of limitations expires, you lose the right to bring a claim, demand accountability, and recover the compensation you deserve.

Set Up a Free Consultation With an Experienced Dallas Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

You could be entitled to money for your medical bills, loss of income, and mental distress if you’ve recently been injured in an e-scooter accident in Dallas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Anderson Injury Lawyers for help. Our award-winning Dallas electric scooter accident lawyers are ready to help you fight to get the money you need and deserve.

We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation at our law office in Dallas. Give us a call or reach out to us online today to schedule a time to speak with a member of our compassionate team.

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