If you’re injured while riding an electric scooter, your legal options are a bit limited. Here’s a more in-depth explanation.
In today’s video in front of our building today with a familiar sight along the streets of San Diego: portable scooters and bikes that line the sidewalks. We are getting calls every single week from people who are getting hurt and injured on these electric vehicles, so we just wanted to talk a little bit about how the law applies to these things and what options you have if you do get injured.
The most important thing that you need to know is that when you sign up for one of these services, you are agreeing to their terms contractually when you join the app. The user agreement states that you cannot go after the company for any negligence on their part. By signing up and using the app to ride a scooter, you’re waiving your rights to sue the company if something happens to you. No matter if the scooter breaks or not, you won’t be able to move forward with a lawsuit due to the contractual language you’ve agreed to.
Now, what you may be able to do if your accident is a result of something in the road, such as a pothole or a root, is take up a lawsuit against the city. They need to have roads in good condition for these scooters, but ours are some of the worst in the country. If you’re injured on one of these scooters as a result of poor road conditions, that is a viable case that you can pursue.
If you have any questions about this type of injury or anything else related to personal injury law, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call or send us an email. We’re always here to help.