lime scooter lawyers

If you’ve sustained a Lime scooter injury, it’s natural to wonder if there’s anything you can do to be compensated for your accident. How do I file a claim? How do I prove my case? How can I find help?

Electric scooter accidents can be confusing and difficult to navigate. You might find yourself feeling very overwhelmed and unprepared to deal with the complexity of your claim.

No matter what, the dedicated electric scooter accident lawyers at Negretti & Associates are here to help. Reach out to Negretti & Associates today for a free consultation about your case. Contact us online, call us at (833) 827-3535, or send us a text.

To help you understand your options, we’ve prepared the following series of questions to consider when hiring a Lime scooter lawyer.

Why is important to choose an experienced Lime scooter lawyer — someone who has familiarity with scooter law?

An experienced attorney can lead you step-by-step through the Lime accident claims process. Lime has an extensive user agreement. Not only is it long — more than 6,500 words, requiring about a half hour to read — it’s designed to limit Lime’s responsibility related to any injuries that occur while riding one of their scooters.

It’s therefore very helpful to have a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of this user agreement — as well as other scooter companies’ user agreements — and can advocate on your behalf accordingly.

Watch Negretti & Associates’ Jonathan Negretti on AZTV 7’s Daily Mix show, discussing scooter accident liability, and how the fine print found in scooter companies’ terms-of-service agreements can impact riders.

Should I hire a Lime scooter lawyer near me? How does it help to have a lawyer who is familiar with my local and state laws?

As we just discussed, it’s very important to find an attorney or law firm with experience in Lime scooter injury accidents. Yet, it’s equally important to choose a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the state where your accident occurred.

Every state has its own unique laws that govern claims. If your lawyer does not have knowledge of local and state laws where your accident occurred, your ability to recover the full extent of your damages could be compromised.

Keep in mind that, when it comes to where a case can be heard, some scooter companies’ user agreements have language that selects the state for you. Please be aware of this when researching attorneys.

At Negretti & Associates, we have offices in Arizona, California and Colorado. If you have experienced a Lime scooter accident in one of these states, please give us a call to discuss your claim.

How can a Lime scooter lawyer help me determine who is liable for my accident?

A lawyer who has handled Lime scooter accidents can help investigate the facts and circumstances of your particular accident to determine fault. Most Lime scooter lawyers also work with experts who can be hired to help determine fault.

Is there anything unique about Lime’s user agreement in relation to my case?

Yes. For example, in its user agreement, Lime has a binding arbitration clause. As a result, it means that you are not able to sue Lime in open court. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have a claim — it just means that you may not be able to make your dispute public. Negretti & Associates has handled quite a few Lime claims and are familiar with Lime’s arbitration provision and how to navigate your claim appropriately.

Is there a Lime scooter class action lawsuit? Why not join a class-action lawsuit?

Everything with Lime claims hinges on the scooter company’s user agreement. Lime’s user agreement does not allow users to start or join a class-action lawsuit. There is a class-action waiver provision buried in its user agreement. You surrender the right to join a class-action suit when you when you first sign up on the Lime app and click the “I agree” button.

Take all the necessary steps toward getting the compensation you deserve in your Lime scooter accident. Trust the experienced scooter lawyers at Negretti & Associates to help you with your claim. Contact us online, call us at (833) 827-3535, or send us a text.

Watch Negretti & Associates’ Jonathan Negretti on AZTV 7’s Daily Mix show, discussing scooter accident liability, and how the fine print found in scooter companies’ terms-of-service agreements can impact riders.

Electric scooters seem to be everywhere. It has now become commonplace to see one, two or sometimes three different scooter companies represented on any given street corner. Scooters are pay-per-ride, so they are freely transported all over town, as more and more people are utilizing them.

Yet, just as scooter usage has exploded in popularity, so have scooter accidents:

  • According to the Arizona Republic, scooter accidents in metro Phoenix just hit triple digits.
  • Meantime, a UCLA study found that one-third of scooter-related emergency-room visits have involved delivery by ambulances — an indication of how serious injuries related to scooter accidents can be.

Scooter accidents range from minor to catastrophic. Riders have landed in the hospital with injuries ranging from severe gravel rash to knocked-out teeth, ripped-out toenails, detached biceps, and traumatic brain injuries.

Across the country there are stories of riders being killed while riding on scooters. Some cities are continuing to study safety measures to ensure that scooter riders avoid accidents. Officials in some cities, including San Francisco and Santa Monica, have temporarily banned electric scooters and filed criminal complaints against the companies behind them for operating without a business permit.

scooter accidents and injuries on the rise

Who Is at Fault in a Scooter Accident?

What happens if you are involved in an accident while riding a scooter? Does the scooter company offer insurance to cover you? If you are involved in an accident with an automobile, does their insurance cover you? If you have auto insurance, does it cover you as a rider of a scooter?

It’s important to figure out who is at fault before you can figure out who is responsible to pay for your injuries. As you probably guessed, many insurance policies were drafted well before the advent of these scooters. The language in a policy will be critical to determining coverage.

If you find yourself in this situation, it would be a good idea to give the attorneys at Negretti & Associates a call, so that we can review your policy for potential coverage.

Common Types of Scooter Accidents

Scooter accidents include the following:

  • Scooter driver hit by another vehicle.
  • Pedestrians tripping on abandoned scooters.
  • Scooter crash due to road hazards like potholes.
  • Crash due to malfunctioned or defective scooter.

If you are riding a scooter and you are hit by another vehicle, that vehicle’s insurance company may cover your claim. Additionally, your own auto insurance coverage may apply, depending on the language in your policy. Homeowners insurance could also apply, depending on the policy.

In a scenario in which a pedestrian trips over a scooter that was abandoned, the pedestrian might have a claim against the scooter manufacturer, as well as the city or private property owner where the scooter was located when the pedestrian fell.

If the scooter rider hits a pothole and suffers injuries, the city would be the most likely be the culprit. Obviously, it is not as easy as pointing the finger at the city. The scooter rider would have to present a notice of claim to the city establishing their claim and be able to demonstrate that the pothole was a “dangerous condition” that the scooter rider couldn’t see before encountering it.

Lastly, if a scooter rider is injured because of a defective scooter, that could trigger a product liability claim against the manufacture of the scooter. These types of claims can be very complicated and expensive to pursue.

Why Call Negretti & Associates?

If you have been injured while riding a scooter, it would be a good idea to contact the attorneys at Negretti & Associates. We can discuss your particular facts and circumstances, and help you determine whether you have a viable claim.