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Miami Beach Lime and Scooter Accident Lawyers

If you were injured while riding a rented scooter in Miami Beach, contact a Miami Beach Lime and scooter accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905. Throughout Miami-Dade County, you may be able to rent an electric scooter from Lime, Bird, or Lyft. These are small scooters that can reach up to 15 mph. All you need to do is download the app, which lets you find a scooter in your area. Once you are at the scooter, you can scan a QR code to unlock it, and begin your ride. It all sounds so simple and efficient, but the truth is that these scooters are dangerous.

As experienced Miami Beach personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, our team has watched the number of scooter accidents and injuries rise dramatically. Due to the lack of training and safety equipment for riders and careless maintenance of the vehicles, scooter riders are at risk for accidents on crowded sidewalks and in busy streets, which can lead to serious injuries.

When you or a loved one are hurt in a Lime scooter accident, or on a Bird or Lyft scooter, do not hesitate to call our scooter accident lawyers for Miami Beach. You can reach Gerson & Schwartz P.A. by calling (877) 475-2905 or through our online form. We offer free consultations.

Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach is located on the Florida coast within Miami-Dade County. More specifically, it is located on a man-made barrier island between the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The city encompasses 15.22 square miles, half of which is water. As of 2017, the estimated population is 92,307 people.

Miami Beach is a resort destination for tourists, but it is not inauthentic. The city’s Art Deco Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and holds the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world, including hundreds of hotels, apartments, and other structures completed between 1923 and 1943. The Historic District is encompassed by Dade Boulevard to the north, 6 th street to the south, Lenox Court to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Whether you were a visitor to Miami Beach or a resident when you rented a scooter, you should have been in for a safe ride. You should have made it to your destination without incident. If you were injured in an accident, and you believe it was due to the scooter itself being defective or negligence by the rideshare company, you should contact our Miami Beach Lime and scooter accident attorneys to discuss your rights and options.

The Risks of Renting an Electric Scooter

When you rent an electric scooter, you assume the vehicle is safe and that you have all of the information you need to ride it safely from Point A to Point B. But these assumptions may be far from the truth.

Lime, Lyft, and Bird provide brief instructional videos for their new riders. They ask you to follow state or local helmet laws and to conduct a pre-ride safety check. That is all you need to get started. This minimal amount of education, guidance, and supervision encourages those with too little training and experience to rent and ride these scooters. Your lack of knowledge could place you in dangerous situations that you would have avoided had you known more. If you believe you were in a scooter accident and suffered serious injuries because of a lack of information or training, call our Lime and scooter accident lawyers in Miami Beach as soon as possible.

Another act of negligence we consistently see as scooter accident attorneys is negligent maintenance of the vehicles. Scooters are relatively simple vehicles, but that does not mean their maintenance can be ignored or should be handled by inexperienced workers. We have handled many claims arising from the fact that a scooter was defective due to negligent maintenance and it caused a serious accident for the rider. If you were in a scooter accident in Miami Beach and you believe it was because something was wrong with the scooter itself, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. right away.

A third issue is negligent drivers in Miami Beach. Our Lime and scooter accident attorneys have represented many responsible scooter operators who were injured because of careless and reckless motorists. If you were struck by a vehicle while riding an e-scooter, do not hesitate to call us to discuss your legal options.

Who is Liable for an E-Scooter Accident in Miami Beach?

If you were injured while riding a rented electric scooter around Miami Beach, call us right away. The party who is liable for your injuries depends on the underlying cause of the accident. If you were injured because of a defective or malfunctioning scooter, you may have a legal claim against the rideshare company, such as Lime, Bird, Lyft, or Bolt. If the accident and your injuries were the result of a scooter-car crash, then the negligent driver may be liable.

E-scooter companies do not provide you with insurance, and there are no regulations currently that require them too. Because you are uninsured, it is essential that you seek a financial recovery from the at-fault party either directly or through a third-party insurance claim.

Our Miami Beach Lime and scooter accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you to receive compensation for your injuries. We believe in acting promptly once you come to us for help. We will immediately investigate and gather evidence of the cause of the accident in order to pursue an insurance settlement on your behalf?

Have Questions About a Scooter Accident?

After being injured in an e-scooter accident, you likely have questions. Please do not hesitate to contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (305) 371-6000 or email us at info@gslawusa.com. We offer free consultations and there are no upfront costs to us getting started on your case. Se habla Español.

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