E-scooter Accident Claims
Helping you get back on track after an e-scooter accident
If you’ve been involved in an e-scooter accident resulting in a serious injury, it is very likely your day-to-day life has been affected. Getting the right help from the outset is essential to help you rebuild your life and overcome the challenges you are likely facing.
Whilst e-scooters haven’t been on our roads for long, our specialist team are already helping a number of people to make a compensation claim after being involved in an e-scooter accident, we can help you too.
With our wealth of knowledge and expertise in serious road accident cases, you can trust us to fight your corner and secure you the compensation and future support you need to rebuild your life.
‘No Win, No Fee’ E-scooter Accident Claims
Here to support you and protect your future
E-scooters have become an increasingly popular mode of transport in the UK over the last few years. Whilst e-scooters have their benefits, an accident involving an e-scooter can result in serious and catastrophic injuries. If you’ve been injured in an e-scooter accident, our experts can help you make an e-scooter accident claim and seek the justice and compensation you deserve on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.
Making a Compensation Claim for an E-scooter Accident
E-scooters: The Law
The law surrounding e-scooter use can be complex. However, it is important to know that e-scooters can only be used on public roads if they are part of the government backed e-scooter trials, which are currently taking place in select cities across the UK.
According to the current law, privately owned e-scooters can only be ridden on private-land. Other rules and regulations to e-scooters apply, including that you need a driving licence or provisional driving licence to ride an e-scooter.
E-scooter laws may seem ever-changing. With lots of discussion surrounding the upcoming e-scooter law changes, it’s important to get the opinion of an expert solicitor if you’ve been involved in an accident, so you know your legal position and whether your entitled to make a compensation claim.
How to make an e-scooter accident compensation claim
The first step is to arrange a free consultation with a specialist solicitor. We will take the time to listen to your individual circumstances, advise you on your legal position and the options you have, and help you decide the best way to move forward.
Our legal teams work on serious injury cases all over the country and have offices situated in Bolton & Cambridge.
As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, we are dedicated to rebuilding the lives of those affected by serious injury, therefore we are committed to visiting you and providing our service wherever you may be in England & Wales.
Our solicitors will come to meet you face-to-face, or can arrange a video call with you, whichever is your preference and works best for you and your situation.
Our experts will look at the impact that your e-scooter accident has had on your life in addition to considering the long-term impact that it may have. We have a strong history of securing high compensation settlements for our clients, and we can do the same for you.
We will often approach the responsible party’s insurer for an interim payment whilst your case progresses. This will ensure you and your loved ones can deal with any increased financial demand you may have as a result of your injuries.
Our specialist solicitors recognise that no two serious injuries are the same, therefore our service is completely tailored to you and your needs. We will communicate with you on a regular basis, providing you updates as your case progresses, as well as the peace of mind and support you need.
Why choose Serious Injury Law?
A Service Beyond Compensation – We provide much more than specialist legal representation. We secure you financial assistance, high quality treatment & rehabilitation and more.
33+ Years’ Experience with Serious Injury Claims – Our expert team has dealt with some of the UK’s largest and most complex serious and catastrophic injury cases.
Award Winning Personal Injury Law Firm – Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of notable accreditations and awards recognising our expertise and experience.
100% ‘No Win, No Fee’ Claims – We will handle your case on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, meaning you are at no financial risk.
Long-term Support – Whenever you need our support, we will be here. We value the relationships we build with our clients, and each client is important to us. That’s why we will be here beyond the conclusion of your case to support you.
What should I do if I’ve been involved in an e-scooter accident?
Get to safety – If you are in a position that is unsafe and you are at risk of any further danger then, if possible, try to locate yourself in a safer area where you are not in the path of other road users or at further risk. If there is anyone close by that may have witnessed the accident, you may wish to ask for their help to move to a safer area.
Seeking help and medical attention – You are likely to be traumatised and overwhelmed after being involved in an e-scooter accident, especially if you have sustained a serious injury. As soon as you (or another individual) can, call emergency services to report the accident and to seek medical attention.
Exchange your details – Failing to stop after an accident is a criminal offence. According to section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, if personal injury or damage is caused involving a motor vehicle (e-scooters on public roads are regarded as motor vehicles under the law), then lawfully the drivers/riders involved must stop their vehicles, exchange names and addresses of both the driver and owner of the vehicles and take note of any registration plates.
In the event that another party does not make an effort to comply with the above actions, you should report this to the police. If you don’t give your name or address at the time of the accident, you should report the accident to the police as soon as possible providing your details, this should be within 24 hours.
Gather evidence – If possible, ensure photographs are taken at the scene of the accident. If there are any witnesses of the accident, you should make effort to get their details so they can clarify what happened when the accident took place. Having as much evidence as possible will help you when making a claim, especially if there is any dispute and complexities in terms of liability.
Record and document details of the accident – As soon as you feel that you can, try to document everything you remember about the accident as this will help at a later date when pursuing a compensation claim.
Seek legal advice – As soon as you feel ready, you should reach out and seek expert legal advice. Instructing a specialist e-scooter accident lawyer will help you deal with the immediate challenges you may be facing.
What if the other party is uninsured or left the scene of the accident?
If the other driver was uninsured or can’t be traced, then don’t worry. We can still help you secure the compensation you deserve for your suffering and injuries.
E-scooters are considered motor vehicles. Therefore, similar to if it were a car accident, the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) will step in and compensate the victim where the driver cannot be traced or is uninsured.
How much compensation can I get for an e-scooter accident?
It is important to know that no two injuries are the same, and the implications of an accident will be different for each individual. One thing we can assure you is that we always strive to secure you the highest amount of compensation, which we achieve for our clients on a regular basis.
We advise that you speak to one of our serious injury experts for a free consultation. This way, we will be able to provide you with more clarity on how much your claim may be worth.
Some of the factors we will consider include:
- The severity of your injury;
- Past and future financial losses;
- Treatment and rehabilitation;
- Living arrangements;
- Future care requirements.
Can I make a e-scooter accident claim if I was partly to blame?
If you were partly to blame for the accident, you can still make a compensation claim for your injuries and financial losses. Our experienced team have a successful track record of dealing with difficult liability cases and have acted for hundreds of clients who didn’t think they had a case.
If you’re concerned about liability and whether you have a case, talk to our expert solicitors today for reassuring advice. We’re here to help you.
Start your e-scooter accident claim today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious e-scooter accident, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team for a free confidential chat, with no obligation.
Contact us on 0330 058 0377 or fill out the form below, and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your situation and provide you with expert legal advice.