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Austin Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Austin Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Austin Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in an electric scooter accident in Austin, TX? You probably have several questions about your legal rights and options. An experienced Austin electric scooter accident lawyer at FVF Law can help you determine whether you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injured clients in Austin. We’d be proud to stand up for your family.

Our lawyers offer a no-pressure consultation so that you can get the legal advice you need. Contact or all our law offices in Austin, Texas at (512) 982-9328 to schedule a free consultation today.

How FVF Law Can Help After an Electric Scooter Accident in Austin, TX

How FVF Law Can Help After an Electric Scooter Accident in Austin, TX

There’s never a convenient time to get hurt. If you’re injured, you may be forced to miss time at work–just when you need money to cover your medical bills. An experienced personal injury attorney in Austin, TX can help evaluate the situation and determine whether you have a right to seek compensation.

At FVF Law, we’ve helped countless clients recover fair compensation after an accident. We know the personal injury laws in Austin inside and out. With our help, you’ll be in a strong position to recover financial compensation from those responsible for your injuries.

Hiring us means you’ll have a legal team to:

  • Investigate to determine who was responsible for your crash
  • Determine how much your case is worth
  • Provide legal advice and guidance every step of the way
  • Hire experts who can strengthen your case
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Advocate for your rights at trial if necessary

Personal injury claims can be complicated. You need an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer in your corner. It’s easy to get started. Call to schedule a free consultation today.

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How Common Are Electric Scooter Accidents in Austin?

Electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime have become increasingly popular in Austin in recent years. In March 2019, before the pandemic, riders in Austin took about 740,000 e-scooter rides.

The e-scooters are relatively easy to rent. Scooter users simply download an app, locate a dockless location, and take the e-scooter to their next destination.

Despite being fun and easy, e-scooters can create a safety risk. According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 50,000 people visited the emergency room for injuries caused by e-scooters between 2017 and 2019. At least 27 fatalities were reported.

E-scooter accidents are also common in Austin. In fact, one study published by the CDC found that 160 e-scooter riders in Austin were injured over a three-month period. About half of all e-scooter accident injuries reported in Austin were classified as “severe.”

What is My Austin Electric Scooter Accident Case Worth?

Because no two cases are exactly the same, our trial attorneys will carefully review your individual case or situation to determine your case value.

Some of the factors that will be important in calculating how much your personal injury case is worth include:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your past and current medical treatment
  • The estimated cost of your future medical care, rehabilitation, and other costs
  • Whether you’ll miss time from work during recovery
  • Whether the injury will impact your future work, education, or quality of life
  • Your emotional and physical suffering
  • The strength of your negligence case

Most of the time, you’ll first file a claim with the insurance company to seek compensation. The insurance company might try to downplay the extent of your damages. Our lawyers can help you present a strong case and work to make the insurance company take you seriously.

Ready to learn more about your case value? Call for a free case review with our Austin electric scooter accident attorneys today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Electric Scooter Accident Victims?

The money you recover in a personal injury lawsuit can make a huge difference to your recovery. Under Texas personal injury laws, you can seek compensation for both economic losses and non-economic losses.

Examples of the types of damages that may be available include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

Our lawyers in Austin can help you prove that you’ve sustained these or other damages. Give us a quick call to learn more.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for an Electric Scooter Accident in Texas?

Accident victims in Texas don’t automatically lose their right to compensation if they’re partly responsible for the accident. Under Texas modified comparative negligence laws, victims can recover compensation if they’re partly responsible. However, once your percentage of blame exceeds 50%, you can’t sue the other responsible parties for damages.

If you’re less than 50% at fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.

We’ll Work to Recover Compensation for All of Your Electric Scooter Accident Injuries

Like bicyclists, electric scooter riders have very little to protect them in an accident. That increases the risk that the e-scooter rider will suffer severe injuries, especially if they’re hit by a car.

At FVF Law, we often represent e-scooter accident victims who have sustained:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Other head and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries to the arms and legs
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Back injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Burns or “road rash”
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Unfortunately, studies show that about 30% of all e-scooter injuries involve head injuries. While Austin e-scooter regulations require riders under the age of 18 to wear a helmet, not all riders do.

We know that life can be difficult if you’ve sustained a serious injury. Our lawyers are here to help in any way we can. If you have questions about your legal options after an accident, call our law firm in Austin to schedule a free case review today.

What Causes Most Electric Scooter Accidents in Austin, Texas?

The city of Austin regulates the use of electric scooters across the city. Riders must follow traffic laws, obey signs, and yield the right of way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. E-scooter riders are also required to drive with the flow of traffic and park the scooters in designated locations.

Despite these regulations, accidents involving electric scooters remain common.

Some of the most common causes of electric scooter accidents in Austin include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers
  • Speeding
  • Inexperienced e-scooter riders
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Parking the e-scooter in dangerous locations, which can cause slip and fall accidents
  • Riding on sidewalks or in prohibited locations
  • Riding double on the e-scooter
  • Mechanical failures
  • Power surges
  • Defective e-scooters
  • Defective batteries, scooter operating mechanisms, or wheels
  • Lack of dedicated infrastructure for e-scooter riders
  • Potholes and uneven pavement
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Riding the e-scooter at night without proper reflective equipment

E-scooters are relatively new in Austin. Multiple factors may have played a role in causing your electric scooter accident. Our lawyers can investigate to determine what caused your accident. With that information, we can determine who may be liable for your damages.

How Do I Prove Negligence After an Electric Scooter Accident in Texas?

The same concepts that apply in a typical car accident case also apply when it comes to Bird or Lime scooter accident claims. Most cases are based on negligence. In other words, someone was injured because someone else failed to exercise reasonable caution under the circumstances.

To prove negligence, you must establish:

  • A legal duty of care
  • Breach of the duty of care
  • Causation
  • Damages

So, you’ll have to prove that someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful act directly caused your accident and injuries.

It’s also possible that your case could be based on strict liability theories. For example, manufacturers of defective e-scooters can be held strictly liable for damages even if they weren’t negligent.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After an Electric Scooter Accident in Texas?

Under Texas law, most electric scooter accident victims have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline is called the statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations expires, you lose your right to pursue compensation for your injuries.

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Contact an Austin Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Electric scooter accidents can cause serious injuries. If you were injured, don’t hesitate to reach out to FVF Law for legal advice today. Call to schedule a 100% free consultation with an experienced Austin electric scooter accident lawyer who can help you seek fair compensation.

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