By now, you are well aware that electric scooter companies are operating all over Florida, including here in Fort Lauderdale. These scooters offer riders a way to get from place to place without having to get in their vehicle. The goal is to provide our citizens with more low-cost transportation options. However, there is no experience needed to operate these scooters and we have seen many injuries due to their use.
Now, the CDC is studying scooter accident injuries in order to better understand the full scope of the problem. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understand that injuries from electric scooters can cause major expenses. If you need a Bird scooter accident attorney, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to secure the compensation you deserve.
We know that many people look at the electric scooters around the city and think they are harmless. We wish that were the case. Bird scooters can reach speeds of 15 mph. That may not sound like much, but it is when you have no protection. The company does not even require that users wear a helmet.
Injuries can, and have, happened in many different ways. Hospitals across the country have reported that they receive injuries from scooter riders, pedestrians struck by scooter riders, as well as pedestrians who trip over discarded scooters.
The CDC had decided to study the issue to identify risks posed to both riders and people around them. One of the study’s leaders says that “Our study will show they (the accidents) occur at during all times of the day.”
How easy is it to get on a scooter?
It is not difficult to get a scooter. All you need is the app on your phone and a scooter nearby. The rides are cheap, which is why these scooters have become such an attractive idea for many cities already crowded with vehicle traffic. The idea is to get more people on alternative modes of transportation and lessen vehicle congestion. Unfortunately, as with any new technology, the consequences of unregulated scooter use are only becoming known after people are becoming injured.
Perhaps this CDC study will help shed some light on the problem and help city leaders come up with proper regulatory solutions. We do know that it looks like electric scooters are here for the long run.
We know that the last thing you expected was the get injured in a scooter accident. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates is ready to step in and work on your behalf. We know you need compensation for the following: