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St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Electric scooter accidents can cause serious harm. If you were injured in an e-scooter accident in St. Petersburg, FL, you may deserve compensation. An experienced St. Petersburg electric scooter accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.

Collectively, we have over 119 years of experience under our belts. We’ve used our experience and legal knowledge to help accident victims recover tens of millions of dollars since we opened our personal injury law firm.

If you or a loved one were injured, don’t hesitate to contact our law offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, at (727) 314-5988 to schedule your free consultation today.

Why Should I Hire Winters & Yonkers Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle My St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Case?

Why Should I Hire Winters & Yonkers Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle My St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Case?

When you’re injured in an accident, you deserve a lawyer who knows the law and understands the legal process. 

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve dedicated our entire legal practice to personal injury law. In fact, our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys have been fighting for injured clients like you since 2001.

When you hire our lawyers to protect you, you can trust us to:

  • Provide the quality legal advice you need and deserve
  • Handle the investigation into your accident
  • Evaluate the evidence and build your case
  • Consult respected experts who can help prove your case value and establish causation
  • Protect you against any blame-the-victim strategies
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies for a full and fair settlement award

Many people shy away from hiring a lawyer because of the cost. Our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis so you can get the legal advice you need without the risk. When you hire us, you won’t pay attorney’s fees upfront. Instead, we take our payment as a percentage of your settlement or verdict.

Bottom line? You only pay if we recover compensation for you. If you’re ready to learn more, call our law firm to schedule a free case review today.

How Common Are Electric Scooter Accidents in Florida?

Electric scooter rentals have become extremely popular in the St. Petersburg area. Renting an e-scooter is as simple as downloading an app, paying a few dollars, and unlocking a scooter for the day.

Electric scooters are both convenient and cost-effective. That said, they aren’t always safe. According to some reports, e-scooter injury rates are worse than motorcycle accident injuries.  

One 2020 study found that about 14,651 people were injured in electric scooter accidents during 2018, when e-scooters first became popular. Another study published by the Consumer Product Safety Division found that about 50,000 e-scooter accident victims visited emergency rooms across the U.S. between 2017 and 2019. 

Sadly, electric scooter accidents also have the potential to be deadly. Some of those fatal e-scooter accidents have even happened here in St. Pete.

How Much Is My St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Case Worth?

Before our lawyers can estimate your case value, we’ll have to examine the unique facts and circumstances of your accident. Even if you suffered the same injury as someone else, that injury will impact you differently. You deserve a lawyer who will pay attention to the details.

The value of your personal injury claim will depend upon:

  • The long-term consequences you will face because of the injury
  • Whether you can work during recovery
  • Whether you’ll be able to earn a living after you reach maximum medical improvement
  • The cost of your medical treatment, considering your need for future care
  • The extent of the physical pain and suffering you experience
  • How the accident and injury impact your mental health
  • Whether you share fault for the accident
  • The strength of the evidence to support your case

You can learn more about how much compensation you may be entitled to receive by scheduling a free consultation with our St. Petersburg electric scooter accident attorneys. We’re always available to take your call.

What Types of Compensation Can Electric Scooter Accident Victims Recover?

In St. Petersburg, you can seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses. These damages are designed to compensate you for your full financial costs. They also attempt to compensate for things that money can’t buy–like your mental health and quality of life.

Examples of the types of compensation you may be entitled to receive include:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Anticipated future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical disfigurement or scarring
  • PTSD and fear
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium 

You can count on our legal team to evaluate your case and determine the types of damages you deserve. Call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule your free case review today.

The Insurance Company is Blaming Me for an Electric Scooter Accident. Can I Still Recover Damages?

Florida now follows modified comparative negligence laws. If you’re partly responsible for an accident, you can recover damages if you’re less than 51% responsible for the accident. Your compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault.

However, once your percentage of fault reaches 51%, you’re completely barred from recovering compensation–even if another party was partially responsible for the accident. 

This is one reason why hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you can make a significant difference; an attorney can advocate for your interests and aim to ensure you aren’t assigned undue blame.

Our Team Will Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Electric Scooter Accident Injuries

Since e-scooters were introduced in U.S. cities, emergency rooms have seen a dramatic increase in electric scooter accident injuries. 

The severity of those injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident. E-scooter victims who are involved in car accidents are most likely to suffer severe injuries even when wearing a helmet. 

Some of the most common types of e-scooter accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Dental injuries 
  • Facial injuries 
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries to the arms, legs, shoulders and hips
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Burns and road rash
  • Crushing injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

Severe electric scooter accident injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. If you lost a loved one in a fatal e-scooter accident, contact our wrongful death lawyers in St. Petersburg for help today.

Why Do So Many Electric Scooter Accidents Occur in St. Petersburg, Florida?

The City of St. Petersburg has published safety guidelines designed to keep e-scooter riders and others safe. E-scooters are permitted in bike lanes and can share the road on streets with speed limits of 30 mph or less. All e-scooter drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

Despite these rules, St. Petersburg motor scooter accidents keep happening, often because of:

  • Speeding
  • Inexperienced scooter operators
  • Distracted driving
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Riding the e-scooter while using drugs or alcohol
  • Riding e-scooters on sidewalks
  • Parking the e-scooters in unsafe locations
  • Riding double on the e-scooter
  • Potholes and crumbling pavement
  • Lack of dedicated bike lanes and other infrastructure
  • Poorly maintained e-scooters
  • Mechanical failures, problems with the steering mechanisms, or brake problems

If you were injured in an electric scooter accident, call our lawyers in St. Petersburg today. We have the tools to help you prove that someone else was responsible for your accident.

How Do I Know Whether I Have a Successful St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Case?

To successfully recover compensation for your injuries, you must have evidence to prove that someone else was responsible for the accident.

Examples of the parties who may share blame for an e-scooter accident include:

  • The e-scooter driver
  • A negligent driver in a motor vehicle
  • Pedestrians or bicyclists
  • The e-scooter rental company
  • The manufacturer of a defective electric scooter
  • Government agencies

Most accident and injury claims are based on negligence

To recover damages in these cases, you must prove that:

  • The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
  • They breached the duty of care in some way
  • The breach of duty directly caused your accident
  • You suffered damages, or injuries, due to the accident

On the other hand, strict liability theories may be relevant if your accident occurred because of a defective e-scooter. Manufacturers of defective e-scooters can be held strictly liable for damages when they sell defective products.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit if I Was Hurt in an Electric Scooter Accident in Florida?

Under Florida law, the statute of limitations in personal injury cases was recently reduced to two years. The new statute of limitations applies if your injury occurred on March 24, 2023 or after. If the accident happened earlier, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit.

The clock starts to run on the date of your accident. Once the deadline passes, you lose your right to file a claim for damages. However, there are exceptions in some cases; reaching out to an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to confirm the timeline for your specific circumstances.

Contact a St. Petersburg Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer To Schedule a Free Consultation

You deserve to hold the person responsible for your e-scooter accident injuries accountable. An experienced St. Petersburg electric scooter accident lawyer can help you do just that. Contact our team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about your legal options today.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
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