With electric scooters becoming more popular as a method of transportation, the prevalence of scooter accidents in Florida communities is rising rapidly. At Catania & Catania, our Tampa legal team is prepared to help you fight for compensation in the case of a scooter injury in Florida.
Scooter Injuries in Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis legalized the use of motorized scooters across the state in June 2019. This ruling allows motorized scooter riders to be treated as bicyclists. You may now even see scooters being ridden in bike lanes on major roads.
Scooters have distinct benefits, such as reducing the number of cars on the road when drivers only need to travel a short distance. Scooters may also improve mobility for people who can’t afford to drive a car or who don’t have a driver’s license. However, scooters can also be a major cause of injury.
Electric scooters are a fun and affordable mode of transportation, but they also pose a significant risk for injury. From broken bones to head injuries, scooters have caused injuries across the state of Florida (and the entire nation) as they become a more common way to get around.
Scooters can cause problems when they come into contact with both cars and pedestrians. While a car will typically always win in a scooter collision, accidents involving scooters and pedestrians can cause injury to both parties.
Many scooter injuries, namely those involving skull fractures and serious brain damage, can be prevented by wearing a helmet. If you own or ride a scooter, be sure to wear a helmet at all times while operating the scooter. If you have a friend or family member who rides on your scooter with you, make sure that they wear a helmet, too.
Recovering Damages After a Scooter Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured in a scooter accident at the fault of another, you may be able to receive compensation for your losses. With the help of a skilled scooter accident attorney, you could receive compensation for losses including:
- Medical expenses, including physical therapy
- Lost work time
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your scooter and other property
Contact an Attorney at Catania & Catania
As soon as you’ve received medical help for any injuries sustained in a scooter accident, contact an experienced attorney for help regarding your potential case. At Catania & Catania, a member of our trusted team of attorneys will guide you through the legal process and help you fight for the compensation that’s rightfully yours.
Contact Catania & Catania today for professional legal advice on your electric scooter accident in Florida. We’re happy to provide your with a free consultation