Scooter riders are frequent visitors to emergency rooms. Fractured skulls and bones are quite common in such accidents.
Falling from a scooter leads towards a direct crash with your head or body on the ground. Hundreds of people were injured in scooter-related accidents last year, and one-third of them were severe head injuries.
In the past ten years, electric scooters caused three times more head and face injuries. People are still not aware of how dangerous the fall from a scooter can be, which is why they often forget to wear a helmet.
In Florida, scooter drivers must be sixteen years of age or older and to possess a valid driver’s license. Riders are not required to wear helmets if they go with less than 30 miles per hour. They should ride the scooter on the sidewalk, bicycle path, or in the roadway and should follow traffic laws as any other bicyclist.
In Miami, Miami Lakes, Lauderdale, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, and West Palm Beach, often ride their electric scooters off the side of the road; very seldom they wear helmets because there aren’t any for rent.
Although many people use these scooters as another way of transportation, scooters are often used for fun.
South Florida still does not have a safe environment for scooters. People are quite careless when they ride them, and they never think that falling from a scooter can cause anything more than a few scratches on the knees.
Sometimes people ride scooters so carelessly that they put other traffic participants in danger (pedestrians and vehicles).
If you were injured in a scooter accident and you believe that your scooter was not in the best condition, you can file a lawsuit against the company that rents or the manufacturers.
Call our office today and let our personal injury attorneys take your case.
18 years old Maliyah Waters was involved in a St Petersburg crash in which several passengers were ejected, and two of them passed away: 1-1/2-year-old