Albuquerque Electric Scooter Injury: Can I Sue?
July 11, 2019
Electric scooters are zipping their way across the country, with more and more popping up in cities near you, including Albuquerque. Electric scooters are a wonderful way to get around, and they are better for the environment than automobiles. With the option to scoot around, who wouldn’t want to give it a go?
However, there are some things you should be aware of. Scooters can be dangerous, especially because other people don’t always watch out for those who ride them (much as motorcyclists are often overlooked, leading to motorcycle accidents).
If you’ve been hurt while riding an electric scooter, can you sue to recover compensation for your damages? And if so, who do you submit your lawsuit against?
Who Could Be Liable for an Electric Scooter Injury in ABQ?
Liability can get complicated really quickly, so here is a tip on how you can figure out who to blame: You need to figure out what caused your accident first.
If a drunk driver caused it, you will know you could sue the drunk driver. If your accident was caused by an open manhole some errant construction worker forgot to close, you will know you could sue the construction company. If a malfunctioning scooter caused your accident, you might be able to sue the scooter company. These are just some examples; you get the idea.
The cause of your accident indicates who is liable for it. To prove your case, you will need to gather evidence that shows what happened. For example, if a reckless driver caused your accident, you could collect witness statements, a police report, and photo or video evidence to prove your injury case.
How Your Injuries Could Impact Your Claim
Many people file claims because they’ve been seriously injured and need compensation to pay for their damages. If your injuries are serious, you will likely need money to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy costs, and many other expenses.
Scooter accidents can even cause permanent injuries that could change your life. For example, if you sustain a broken leg, your leg might not fully heal. This could limit your mobility, cause you pain, affect your overall quality of life, and limit which types of jobs you can work in the future.
You could receive a settlement to pay for all the negative ways your scooter accident has affected your life happiness.
Get in Contact with an Albuquerque Electric Scooter Injury Lawyer
You might be able to sue for a scooter accident in Albuquerque, but first you need to figure out what caused your accident. You are likely dealing with painful injuries and mental distress following your accident, but an attorney at our firm can help you to investigate your scooter accident and prove your case.
Consider getting legal help with your claim by partnering with an Albuquerque electric scooter accident lawyer at our firm. To discuss your case with a lawyer in a free case consultation, call Will Ferguson & Associates at 505-633-0750 or fill out and send in the online contact form below.