New York E-Scooter Accident Attorneys
Electric scooters, also called e-scooters, have exploded in popularity in recent years. E-scooter rental companies like Lime and Bird allow people to pick up and drop off scooters with little hassle, eliminating the hurdle of purchase. In walkable cities, including tourist destinations, downtown areas, boardwalks, and other places, scooters are often as prevalent if not more so than even traditional bicycles. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to ride e-scooters safely, and many people are careless when riding or dropping off the vehicles. Additionally, auto drivers have not learned how to fully adjust to the presence of scooters on the road. Scooters piled on the sidewalks, moreover, create additional hazards.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an accident involving an e-scooter, electric bike, or other vehicle anywhere in the Hudson Valley area, including Kingston, Marlboro and Ulster, contact a seasoned personal injury attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, for a consultation with one of our attorneys. We’ll pursue your claims against scooter rental companies, negligent drivers, negligent riders, insurance companies, scooter manufacturers, and anyone else who may be liable for the harm you have suffered.
Recovering Compensation for Your E-Scooter Injury
Electric scooters can become involved in accidents in a number of ways. Scooter riders can collide with pedestrians, bike riders, or other e-scooter operators on roads or sidewalks. Cars, trucks, or motorcycles on the road may collide with scooter riders. E-scooter riders might swerve into traffic or obstacles, either through negligence or due to a vehicle defect. Discarded scooters on the sidewalk or roads can cause trips and falls, collisions, and other incidents.
At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, we help e-scooter accident victims recover compensation for injuries after all manner of incidents. Whether you were a pedestrian hit by a scooter rider, a rider struck by a negligent passenger car driver, or anyone else caught up in an e-scooter crash caused by someone else’s actions, we’ll fight for your right to maximum compensation. We help victims suffering from all manner of e-scooter accident injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Road rash and severe scrapes
- Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries
- Head trauma and cranial injury
- Broken nose, fractured eye socket, and other facial injuries
- Strains, sprains, and tears
- Spinal cord injury
- Eye damage
- Bone breaks and fractures
How Much Can I Recover After an E-Scooter Accident?
If you were seriously hurt in an e-scooter accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The value of your claim will depend on several factors, including the quality of your legal representation. At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, our e-scooter injury claim lawyers will fight to maximize your recovery against insurance companies and negligent parties, taking into account all relevant factors. Factors affecting your recovery can include:
- The severity and duration of your injuries
- The cost of your medical care, including anticipated future costs
- Time missed at work during your recovery
- Long-term or permanent disability and loss of future income
- The effect of your injuries on your daily life and personal enjoyment
- Property damage
Call a Dedicated New York Personal Injury Lawyer for Help With a Hudson Valley E-Scooter Accident Claim
For a free consultation on your possible electric scooter injury claim, contact the diligent and successful e-scooter accident attorneys at the New York personal injury law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100 or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.