Scooter Accidents Hit People In Their Wallets
We have all heard about the electric scooters that seem to have invaded the country over the last year. Phoenix is no exception. We know they are everywhere. The question is, do we know the impact they have when it comes to pedestrian injuries?
Michelle Inskeep would probably rather they not be around. She says that she took a $1 scooter ride that has now cost her about $6,500 in medical bills. When she took a ride last November, she ended up crashing and breaking bones in her right foot and thumb. She has undergone surgery on her foot and is still rehabbing.
At Lorona Mead, we know that scooters are just one danger that pedestrians face on a daily basis around the city. If you need a Phoenix pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need.
What Are The Dangers?
When it comes to electric scooters, there are risks posed to more people than just the person riding. An inexperienced rider can also be a danger to everyone else around them on the sidewalk. If you do a quick Internet search, you are going to find multiple cases of people being plowed into by scooter riders.
However, we do not want you to forget that pedestrians are very vulnerable to negligent vehicle drivers. For the latest reporting year in Arizona, we know that there was a total of 1,702 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, 226 people were killed and 1,510 injured.
Yes, you saw that correctly. Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality. There is simply no way for the human body to hold up against the force of a vehicle slamming into it. We regularly see the following as a result of pedestrian crashes:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries can leave a person temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. This means that, on top of the tremendously expensive medical bills coming in, they cannot earn an income to support themselves or their family.
If a driver’s negligence causes this kind of harm, they need to be held accountable for their actions. There is no reason someone should have to suffer financially because of another person’s mistakes.
If You Are Injured
We know that you need to focus on healing in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident that causes injuries. If you have been hurt due to another person’s negligence, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Lorona Mead, our qualified and experienced team will work diligently to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:
- Coverage of medical bills
- Lost income if you have to miss work
- Pain and suffering damages
- And more