In order to ride an electric scooter, you have to download an app from the electric scooter company. That app requires that you click and agree to a user agreement drafted by the electric scooter company. Some user agreements are quite lengthy. For example, the user agreement for Bird is 58 mobile pages long! Buried within those pages are things like liability waivers, assumption of risk disclaimers and binding arbitration agreements. Some companies even accelerate the deadline that you have to file your claim from the typical two (2) to one (1) year. Other companies put a cap on damages, limiting them to $100.
An electric scooter accident of any kind can be damaging both physically and financially
This rings especially true for electric scooter accidents — which can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Depending on how your accident occurred, the electric scooter company may be responsible to you for your harm and damages.
Typical types of electric scooter accidents:
- The rider of the electric scooter is injured while riding or falling off of the scooter.
- A pedestrian is struck by someone riding an electric scooter.
- Someone trips and falls over a scooter that was left laying on a sidewalk.
Electric scooter accidents are not like any other type of accidents. You might find yourself feeling very overwhelmed and unprepared to deal with the complexity of these cases. That is where Negretti & Associates can be a great resource.
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