By Eddie Tehrani On
April 15, 2019

Los Angeles streets have been overrun with Bird, Lime, Jump, and Lyft electric scooters. You can now locate and electronically pay for a motorized scooter using your smartphone.

There are various limits to the operation of these scooters. Some of the most important restrictions are:

  • A driver’s license or learner's permit is required to drive an electric scooter
  • Divers must wear a helmet
  • Drivers shall not operate the scooter in excesses of 15 mph
  • Driver shall not operate on public roads with a speed limit of 25 mph or more, unless its operated in a bike lane
  • Drivers must not ride on any sidewalk
  • Drivers shall not have passengers

With the rise of new methods of transportation, there is also a rise of injuries that occur on the roads. Scooter riders do not have much protection surrounding them since there is no metal body of vehicle, seatbelts, or airbags to protect them.

The common types of electric scooter accidents are:

  • Bird scooter drivers being hit by another vehicle
  • Pedestrians hit by a Bird Scooter rider
  • Pedestrians tripping on abandoned electric scooters
  • Bird scooter crash due to road hazards like potholes
  • Crashes due to malfunctioning or defective Bird scooters

Common injuries that occur on electric  scooters include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord damage

If you have been injured in an accident involving a Bird electric scooter or any motorized scooter, you may have a case for compensation. It is highly advised that you get professional legal representation as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can handle settlement negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure maximum compensation.