We have been talking about the dangers of scooters with you for a while now, especially since they first appeared in and around Phoenix. The electric scooters have been touted as a new, convenient way for people to get from place to place, a way for people to leave their cars behind and lessen overall traffic. However, there have also been plenty of injuries due to electric scooters.
Now, the CDC is looking into what the injury victims call “little weapons.”
At Lorona Mead, we recognize that there are many ways in which people get injured in and around the city. If you need a Phoenix personal injury attorney, call us today so we can get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
Why Is The CDC Involved?
When any new technology comes along that changes the way transportation works, there is going to be a disruption. However, electric scooters are disrupting more than just an industry. They are disrupting people’s bodies with injuries.
In their first-ever study of scooter accidents, the CDC is acknowledging what cities around the country already know – inexperienced riders and pedestrians are getting seriously hurt.
“We want to identify the risk factors for those who get injured, how severe the injuries are and why they’re getting hurt,” said Jeff Taylor, an epidemiologist with Austin Public Health.
Riders do not need any special training before they use electric scooters. All they need is their phone to unlock and activate the scooter and then they can zoom off at 15 mph. Riders with no training are a danger to themselves as well as to pedestrians on the roadways and sidewalks around them. Getting hit by a person on a fast-moving scooter can lead to severe injuries. Discarded scooters also pose a tripping risk for people simply walking down the sidewalk.
Representatives from Bird and Lime, the two largest scooter companies, say they are in favor of the CDC study.
Other Personal Injuries
Scooters are not the only danger people face on a daily basis. There are many types of personal injury claims related to vehicle crashes, pedestrian incidents, premises liability injuries, defective products, and more. When another person or company is negligent and causes harm, it is important that they are held accountable. Injuries cost money in terms of both medical expenses and other hidden costs such as lost income as well as pain and suffering damages.
What You Can Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another person, group, or company, then you may be eligible for compensation. At Lorona Mead, you can count on our qualified and experienced team to work diligently on your behalf. We want to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. This includes:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Lost wages if you miss work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages