Russell & Hill, PLLC

We know that the last thing on your mind was that you would ever need a Spokane personal injury lawyer. However, if the careless or negligent actions of another person have caused you harm, we are here to help.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on having an experienced team by your side. We will get to the bottom of what happened and work towards securing the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.

What kind of scooters are we talking about here?

We want to point out that during the latest reporting year for Washington, over 2,500 pedestrians were affected in various incidents and that 109 of them lost their lives. With the introduction of electric scooters to our cities, we now have one more thing to contend with.

Bird scooters and Lime scooters (along with some lesser known companies) have are rentable with an app on a person’s smartphone and can travel up to 15 mph. There is no experience necessary for a rider to get on one and helmet use is not regulated.

What are some common electric scooter injuries?

The CDC has begun to study electric scooter incidents around the US. Right now, we do not have solid data on scooter accident injuries because this is fairly new for most cities. However, it is not uncommon for us to deal with the following:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Where do electric scooter accidents happen?

Electric scooter accidents happen anywhere pedestrians are located. This includes on the roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. Injuries can happen to:

  • Electric scooter riders with little experience
  • Electric scooter riders struck by vehicles
  • Pedestrians struck by electric scooters
  • Those who trip over scooters that have been discarded

Steps to take following an electric scooter accident

As with any accident, make sure you get medical treatment for any injuries you sustain. Even if an injury seems minor, we know the full extent is not known until hours or even days later. Also make sure to:

  • Document the scene with photographs or video evidence
  • Call the police and ensure a report is made (get a copy of the report)
  • Get the names and number of any witnesses to the incident
  • Secure a qualified scooter accident attorney in Spokane

Let us help you moving forward

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an electric scooter incident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are ready to get to work. Our team will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you need, including:

  • All of your medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

If you need a Spokane electric scooter accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 509-361-2065.

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Date published: 2023-11-23
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