A number of new transportation options have revolutionized the way we get from place to place in recent years. Bird and other motorized scooter rental services are one of the most popular of these. People use Bird scooters for all sorts of reasons, whether it’s to zip across town or just to travel across a school campus, and a Bird scooter—with top speeds reaching 15 miles per hour—can get you there faster than your own two feet, saving you time and energy. However, because these scooters do go more quickly than most pedestrians are capable of, and because the rental services do not include the use of safety gear such as helmets, there are some big risks motorized scooter users take when they use one of these handy rental services. Even if you do use a helmet, being involved in a road crash with a car or truck while riding a scooter can result in severe injuries or even death. If you need a Bird scooter accident lawyer in Blue Springs, call Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to discuss your legal options free of charge.
Although Bird scooters are an efficient, fast way of getting from place to place, the question remains as to where these scooters should be ridden. Sidewalks are intended for pedestrians only, and while these easements are certainly a better alternative than riding a scooter in the middle of the road with motor vehicles, when a sidewalk is crowded by slower-going pedestrians, riding a scooter on them could be dangerous to all involved. Bicycle lanes are intended for use by cyclists only, and while using these lanes could be a better alternative to using a crowded sidewalk, bicycles can go far faster than scooters can, and this could result in a crash between scooter-rider and cyclist. Many Bird scooter users have taken to using their scooters on the road, but keeping well over to the side to allow room for cyclists and motorists to pass while avoiding being in the way of pedestrians. Nevertheless, all it takes is one negligent moment from a motorist to result in a devastating crash that leaves you with grave injuries.
You do not have to suffer in silence any longer. If you were injured while riding a Bird or other motorized rental scooter and want to talk to a Bird scooter accident lawyer, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a cost-free case evaluation. We have more than 40 years of experience in the personal injury litigation arena, making us the ideal choice as your legal advocates. We will push to seek the recovery of damages in your case, which could result in a court-compelled cash award being paid out to you, the accident victim. We charge no legal fees until your case has been resolved via a courtroom win or a cash settlement, and it never costs a penny to reach out for a free consultation. Call today.
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