Electric scooters have become the new norm on city streets. They are cheap to use and get you where you need to go fast. The best part is, you don’t have to pay for any parking, you can just leave it outside of the building on the sidewalk. However, using an electric scooter does come with risks; If you get into an accident while using one, chances are your injuries could be severe. If you’re injured while riding an electric scooter, can you sue the company the provides the scooters?
In this FAQ, we’re going to discuss whether or not the electric scooter company can be held liable for your accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving an electric scooter and you have questions about your rights, call our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don’t charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your personal injury claim.
Can I sue the Electric Scooter Company if I get hurt while using it?
You can find an electric scooter just about anywhere within St. Louis. They are typically near the more metropolitan areas such as bars, or shopping centers, and they are so easy to use. You download an app, agree to the terms and conditions, and then you hop on and pay for your ride. So the question is, if you get hurt while using one of these scooters, can you sue the company that provides them? Unfortunately, in the vast majority of the cases, you can’t. Why is this?
Typically, when you agree to the terms and conditions, you are waiving your right to sue the company in the event that you are hurt while using the scooter.
Here are the terms and conditions for the three most commonly found scooters in St. Louis:
In each of the terms and conditions, you waive your right to sue the scooter companies in the event that you are injured while using thier service and scooter.
What can I do if I was hurt while using an electric scooter?
So if you’ve waived your right to sue the electric scooter company, what rights do you have to get a recovery for your injuries? That is going to entirely depend on how the injury occurred. Lets go through a few different circumstances:
- An Accident only involving Yourself – You weren’t hit by anyone else, and there were no obstructions in your path. In this case, you’re going to hold the liability for your injuries and the accident. You can still make a health insurance claim, however, if you have health insurance. Your car insurance may cover liability, though it’s going to depend upon your individual policy and its terms. However, if you have a Personal Liability Umbrella, you may be covered.
- An Accident involving another scooter rider – In this event, the liability is going to be shared between the two riders. You can make a claim against the other rider, though your recovery will be limited by the percentage you are responsible.
- An Accident involving a car – If you were hit by a car while riding a scooter, you were obeying all of the laws of the road and the car driver caused the accident, you can pursue a personal injury claim against the car owner. We can help you with your accident claim. Call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.
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Every injury case is different. Your claim may have extenuating circumstances that complicate the claim, and you may need a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate it. We can help you get the care and recovery you deserve. Call our team today at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.