Expert Legal Assistance For E-Scooter Accident Claims

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Electric Scooter Accidents 

Electric scooters, also known as e-scooters, are not currently legal to use on public roads in the UK. Using privately-owned e-scooters on public highways is prohibited and illegal under existing regulations.

Only rented e-scooters with insurance and a maximum speed limit of 15.5mph can be used legally on the road or cycle path.

It is essential for e-scooter riders to understand these regulations to avoid accidents and legal complications.

In May 2022 the UK government announced plans to legalise e-scooters on public roads, pave the way for rental schemes, and make it possible for e-scooters to be used on cycle lanes and tracks, however, these plans are still under review.

Given their small size and relatively high speed, e-scooters can be difficult for other road users to see, which can increase the risk of accidents.

Additionally, the lack of protective gear, such as helmets, can also contribute to the severity of injuries sustained in an e-scooter crash.

E-Scooters pose similar risks to those of traditional bicycles, such as collisions with pedestrians, other vehicles, and obstacles in the road.

Riders are a vulnerable group on the road as they lack the protection of a vehicle body and can be easily overlooked by drivers, making them more prone to injury.

Electric scooter accidents in the news

  • E-Scooter safety fears after 14-year old schoolgirl died in crash with minibus read more
  • Serious crash between car and e-scooter closes roads in Gloucester read more
  • Definite increase in e scooter injuries read more

Common E-Scooter Accident Injuries

As the statistics above have shown us, it is possible for e-scooter accidents to result in serious injury to the rider, other road users and pedestrians.

Various types of injuries can be caused including broken bones, bruises, head and spinal damage, and even death.

It is essential to understand that each type of injury has unique symptoms and implications for recovery.

For example, traumatic brain injuries can lead to cognitive impairment and memory problems. On the other hand, spinal cord injuries may result in permanent paralysis of certain limbs or organs.

Any victim who experiences any injury resulting from an e-scooter accident should seek medical attention immediately.

If you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak to someone about making a claim, our team is here to support you and assess your eligibility for compensation.

Call 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form.

Reasons to File for an E-Scooter Accident Claim

In this section, we’ll cover three distinct scenarios for filing such a claim:

  1. When injured as an e-scooter rider
  2. When injured by an e-scooter as a pedestrian
  3. When injured by an e-scooter as another road user

Each sub-section sheds light on different aspects of filing a claim and is important to understand for those who have been involved in an e-scooter accident.

A total of 1,446 people were harmed by e-scooter crashes in 2022.

Source: Department for Transport

Injured as an e-scooter rider

If you’ve been injured as an e-scooter rider, several options are available for seeking compensation.

You may be able to file a claim against the local authority for accidents caused by potholes or defective road conditions.

Accidents caused by potholes or defective road conditions can lead to serious injuries.

In such cases, individuals may be able to make a claim against the local authority for compensation.

It is essential to prove that the local authority had a duty of care towards the individual and failed to maintain their responsibilities, leading to damage or injury.

The claimant must prove that they sustained injuries due to poorly maintained roads and have incurred financial losses in terms of medical expenses or lost wages.

It is crucial to identify all contributors involved in an accident and document any damage caused accurately.

You may also make a road traffic accident claim for accidents caused by negligence of another vehicle driver.

If you have sustained injuries as an e-scooter rider, it is crucial to collect evidence at the accident scene to have a higher chance of winning compensation.

Taking photographs, reporting the accident to the e-scooter operator, and obtaining witness statements are critical.

Our experienced team are here to support you and assess your eligibility for compensation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

In 2022, 12 people were killed in crashes. 11 of these were e-scooter riders.

Source: Department for Transport

Injured by an e-scooter as a pedestrian

As a pedestrian, being injured by an e-scooter can be distressing.

You may be eligible to file a claim for compensation if you sustain injuries in a collision with an e-scooter on a pathway or zebra-crossing.

If injured by an e-scooter as a pedestrian, take immediate action to collect relevant evidence, report it to appropriate authorities and obtain legal advice from specialists.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

In 2022 there were 234 collisions between pedestrians and electric scooters. On 60 occasions, the pedestrian was either seriously hurt or injured

Source: Department for Transport

Injured as a cyclist or road user by a negligent electric scooter rider

If you have been injured as a cyclist or other road user due to the negligence of an e-scooter rider you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

Claiming Electric Scooter Injury Compensation

Factors affecting the claim amount

The amount of compensation received from an e-scooter accident claim depends on a number of factors.

The severity of the injury caused by the accident plays a crucial role in determining the compensation amount.

Other factors affecting the claim amount include medical expenses, loss of income, and damage to property.

In addition, the strength of evidence supporting the claim also affects its value.

Evidence collected from witnesses, photographs, and reporting the incident to authorities are vital pieces of information that can help strengthen a claim.

It is important to note that every case is unique and may have different factors that affect its outcome.

Some cases have seen significant compensation awarded due to aggravating or exceptional circumstances such as permanent disability or the death of an individual involved in a collision with an e-scooter rider. Such circumstances can earn higher compensation claims than usual.

Overall, there are several factors affecting the claim amount in e-scooter accident claims, and legal representation from no win no fee solicitors with experience in this field can help evaluate each unique case’s best course of action.

It is essential to note that every case is unique and will be assessed carefully with consideration of many different aspects before a final decision regarding compensation amount is made.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

Time limit for filing an e-scooter accident claim

It’s important to know that if you do get into an accident while riding an e-scooter, there are time limits in which you can file a claim for compensation.

In the United Kingdom, the general limit for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident or incident causing the injuries.

The primary reason for setting a statutory limit is that it provides certainty and ensures prompt legal action.

Although there are exceptions to this rule, they are often rare. Therefore, it’s better to seek legal advice as quickly as possible after the accident if you believe it could cause personal injuries. 

To avoid missing out on compensation for sustained injuries in an e-scooter accident, consult a specialist lawyer immediately. Here at AClaim we can assist you by providing appropriate guidance on how to proceed and ensure you meet all legal requirements in time.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

FAQs about Electric Scooter Accident Claims

If you’ve been injured in an e-scooter accident, you could be eligible to claim compensation. This includes accidents involving electric scooters as a rider, pedestrian, or road user.

In the UK, there is a limitation period in which personal injury claims have to be filed; this generally is within three years from the date when the incident occurred.

Our team is here to support you and assess your eligibility for compensation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

E-scooter accidents can involve various types of collisions at relatively fast speeds and can result in some quite serious injuries.

It includes accidents caused by negligent riders, collisions with other vehicles, accidents as a pedestrian, and accidents due to poorly maintained or defective scooters.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

Like all personal injury claims, the compensation amount in a successful electric scooter accident claim is determined by a number of factors, including the details of the accident, the extent of the injuries, time taken to recover, and the financial impact.

The compensation ranges for different types of injuries are provided by the 15th Edition guidelines of the Judicial College, a division of the Ministry of Justice.

Each case is evaluated individually to determine an appropriate compensation amount.

  • Facial Injury £1,460 – £344,640
  • Head Injury £1,880 – £344,460
  • Severe neck injury £38,800 – £126,550
  • Moderate brain damage £36,740 – £186,890
  • Paraplegia £186,890 £242,490
  • Moderate shoulder injury £6,730 – £10,890
  • Severe back injury with spinal cord damage £77,700 – £137,330
  • Hip or pelvis injury £3,370 – £111,690
  • Fractured forearms £5,630 – £16,380
  • Fractured thigh bone (femur) £7,780 – £12,010

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

At AClaim, we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay anything upfront. That’s why we offer a “No Win, No Fee” policy, where you won’t be charged unless your claim is successful.

Instead of hourly fees, our income is generated through success fees, which means that if your case doesn’t result in a win, you won’t have to pay us a penny. If you do win, there will be a one-time deduction from your compensation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

There are lots of reasons why people don’t make a claim even though they may be entitled to compensation.

As long as your accident occurred within the last three years and was not your fault, there’s a good chance we can assist you.

Possible reasons for a valid claim include collisions with another vehicle, equipment malfunctions, or dangerous road conditions.

Our team is here to support you and assess your eligibility for compensation.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

Making an E-Scooter Accident Injury Claim

AClaim may be able to help you claim compensation if you have been injured in an electric scooter accident in the last three years.

Our goal is to get you the benefits and compensation you deserve to recover from the trauma you experienced.

The claims process for e-scooter accidents can be challenging and confusing without proper legal guidance. It is recommended that individuals hire a specialist solicitor with experience in filing such claims as every case is unique and will require individual attention from start to finish.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 0151 601 8543 or complete our online form for free assessment of your case.

The content on this website is for general information only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.

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I was out on my motorbike and got hit by a van on the wrong side of the road and the driver was drunk. Gary came to visit me at my home - 200 miles away! so he could find out what happened and help me claim compensation. Thanks to Gary I no longer have to worry about how I'm going to pay my mortgage or support my family financially while I'm getting treatment.
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