Miami Lime Scooter & Lyft Scooter Accident Lawyer
If you haven’t noticed already motorized scooters are all over South Florida. You can rent Lime, Bird, and Lyft scooters in various places in Miami Dade, including Brickell, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, South Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. According to the latest injury data information from Consumer Reports there have been at least 1,540 scooter accident cases in the United States in the last year. Injury related data is still being calculated. The number of accidents and serious injury victims on e-scooters in Miami and other parts of South Florida are expected to rise. Injuries from Lime, Lyft, Bolt, and other E-scooter accidents range from serious to catastrophic. If you or a loved on were injured riding a Lime or Lyft scooter in Miami, Broward, or another part of South Florida contact a Miami Lime scooter & Lyft scooter accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz. Our personal injury attorneys have kept a watchful eye on the sudden rise of rentable electric scooters in Miami Dade, Broward, and other parts of South Florida. We anticipated that use of these motorized scooters would result in preventable accidents and serious injuries. Virtually no protection is offered for inexperienced riders. Scooters are operated on all types of roadways and surfaces from sidewalks to streets, intersections, boardwalks even crosswalks. Others are negligently left on the side of the road, in the middle of the street, a sidewalk, or just about anywhere. Scooter divers are being needleslly injured due to negligent auto, car and motor vehicle operators. Others may be injured due to inexperienced scooter operators. Local hospitals and emergency rooms across the nation have reported that e-scooter related accident cases are reported on a nearly a daily basis.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in accident while operating a Lime, Bird, or Lyft scooter that was rented in Miami, Florida our lawyers are here to help. Our law firm can help Florida scooter accident victims file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. At Gerson & Schwartz, our commitment to our client's is aggressive legal representation. Our approach is simple. If a fair settlement offer is not made then we will file a personal injury lawsuit immediately. Your case will be tried quickly in court if we are hired to be your attorneys.
Who is Responsible For Scooter Accident?
In the last several months, there have been several fatal e-scooter crashes in Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale. Personal injury claims include allegations based on scooter malfunctions, negligent drivers and vehicles crashing into scooter operators. Similar to when ride share companies first started operating, there are no specific laws, rules or regulations in Florida for e-scooter rental companies. Scooter companies like Bird, Bolt, Lyft and Lime also do not provide helmets or insurance for riders. Scooter drivers are often inexperienced in how to safely operate these motorized vehicles. Our Lime and Lyft Scooter accident attorneys in Miami are here to help injured riders. Consultations are free. There are also no up front costs to get started. So don't delay and contact the personal injury law offices of Gerson & Schwartz for help. Our law firm is standing by to answer your questions. Call us today at (877) 475-2905 or email us at email@example.com
Injured While Operating a Lime or Lyft Scooter in Miami?
If you have questions about whether you have a viable personal injury claim contact a lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz today. For Lyft, Lime, or Bird Scooter accidents in Miami call 305-371-6000. For Lyft, Bird or Lime scooter accidents in Fort Lauderdale call 954-845-0535. If you have questions about your legal rights and remedies you can contact also contact a Lime, Lyft or Bird scooter injury attorney through our online form. We are also available toll free at (877) 475-2905 to discuss your legal right and remedies.
The personal injury law offfices of Gerson & Schwartz P.A. have been helping serious injury victims in Miami Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale for over 49 years. Over the years, we have helped accident victims in nearly every imaginable scenario. Our representation is not limited to helping local citizens and residents, but includes helping injured tourists and other serious injury victims vacationing in South Florida. Our legal team has the knowledge, skills, and expertise you need to pursue a personal injury claim for scooter injury claims in Miami.More About Lime, Lyft, and Bird Scooter Accidents in Miami
You can rent Bird, Lime, or Lyft scooters by downloading an app on your phone, finding a scooter nearby, and scanning the QR code or entering the scooter’s number on your phone to unlock. You can then ride this electric scooter around the area, and when you are finished, lock it and leave it on the sidewalk or at a bike or scooter rack.
You can rent Lime electric scooters in Downtown, South Beach, West Miami, South Miami, Miami Lakes, Miami Shores, Miami Springs, and on A1A on Las Olas, Ft. Lauderdale. Scooters are readily available on the sidewalks in Key Biscayne, North Bay Village, North Miami, South Miami, Orlando, and unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Lyft scooters are readily available to rent in downtown Miami. Bird and Bolt scooters are also available to rent in Miami, including Brickell, Coral Gables, and Ft. Lauderdale. If you or a loved one have been injured on one of these vehicles, call a Lime scooter & Lyft scooter accident attorney right away.The Dangers of Electric Scooter Rentals
Lime, Lyft, and Bird provide brief instructional videos, ask you to follow helmet laws, ask you to conduct a pre-ride safety check, and then let you on your way. That means that you and anyone else renting a Lime, Lyft, or Bird scooter has very little knowledge and training of the vehicle and how to handle it, particularly when sharing roads with cars and trucks or sharing a sidewalk or bike lane with cyclists and pedestrians.
Lyft, Bird, and Lime scooters can only reach up to 15 mph, which means they may be too fast for a sidewalk and too slow for a lane of traffic. When you are on a scooter, you are likely to get in the way of a pedestrian or cyclist on a sidewalk and in the way of a vehicle on the road. This increases the risk of a collision with another person, a cyclist, or a vehicle during which you could be seriously injured.
You also are at the mercy of negligent drivers and Bird, Lyft, and Lime and their maintenance providers, which are often individuals with little training and experience, whenever you rent a random scooter. The scooter you find nearest to your location could be defective, and you would have no way to know unless the defect was large and significant. Small, hidden defects can be extremely dangerous and potentially fatal.
When you are in an accident and injured while riding Bird, Lime, or Lyft scooter crash you may not be sure of what happened or why. One minute you are moving along, the next you are on the ground and in pain. Your best plan is to work with a Lime scooter & Lyft scooter accident attorney in Miami.
Our personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. are ready to conduct an in-depth investigation into the accident to determine the cause of your injuries and identify the liable party, which may be Lyft, Lime, or a negligent driver, cyclist, or pedestrian.
Our personal injury lawyers help injured scooter riders in crashes due:
- Bird, Lime, or Lyft scooter accidents in Miami for failing to yield the right of way
- Lime or Lyft scooter accidents for failing to maintain a proper lane
- Lime scooter and Lyft scooter and car accidents for following too closely
- Miami Lime and Lyft scooter accidents in Miami with Uber and Lyft vehicles
- Lime and Lyft scooter crash cases due to improper backing
- Lime or Lyft scooter crash cases due to improper passing
- Lime scooter & Lyft Scooter accidents due to improper turns
- Negligent vehicle Operation in a Careless of Negligent Manner
- Running a Stop Sign
- Lyme & Lyft Scooter Accident cases resulting in serious, catastrophic injury and wrongful death
Many people think electric scooter rentals are good idea until they see they statistics. A Consumer Reports’ investigation uncovered at least 1,545 scooter accidents in the U.S. from late 2017 to into 2018. This figure is likely low. Because there is no nationwide data on rentable scooter accidents, Consumer Reports reached out to individual medical facilities, 60 of which responded and only 23 of which provided information.
Consumer Reports also found 470 injuries were reported to Bird and Lime, two of the largest scooter ride share companies, up through July 2018. The companies are well aware that people are getting into accidents and suffering serious injuries on their vehicles. As time passes and the companies do little to improve the safety of their scooters, evidence of their negligence may increase. You should speak with Miami accident lawyer who handles Lime scooter, Lyft scooter, and Bird scooter injury cases. So contact Gerson & Schwartz, PA today for a free consultation. For Lime or Lyft scooter accidents in Miami Dade County call us at 305-371-6000. To speak with a Lime & Lyft scooter accident lawyer in Broward County or Fort Lauderdale call 954-845-0535. Or to speak with a lawyer if you were injured on a motorized scooter in another area of South Florida call us toll free at (877) 475-2905.Were You Injured in an E-Scooter Accident?
If you rented an electric scooter through the Bird, Lyft, or Lime app and were injured during your ride, call our Miami Lime scooter & Lyft scooter accident lawyers right away. We are highly experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accidents. We know how to investigate the accident to gather evidence of what went wrong. We also are prepared to file a lawsuit against Bird, Lime, or Lyft when we believe the company’s negligence caused you harm.
Through a personal injury or product liability claim, we can help recover compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Care
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Distress
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Disability and the Inability to Lead a Normal Life
- Reduced Earning Capacity
If you were injured in a Lime, Lyfy or Bird scooter accident contact the Miami personal injury law offices at Gerson & Schwartz through our online form or call (305) 371-6000 to schedule your free initial consultation. Se Habla Espanol.