Posted in Personal Injury on March 8, 2019
Nashville is one of many cities throughout the country that offers rentable scooters. The scooters can be rented via smartphone applications, and users are charged a flat fee to start their rides and an additional cost per minute after that.
And while the scooters have become popular in Nashville, especially for tourists or people looking for alternative ways to commute short distances, they also pose serious dangers for riders. That’s because a Metro Nashville Ordinance requires that riders stick to streets while riding in the city’s business districts.
Anyone traveling on Nashville’s roadways who isn’t in a car, truck, or SUV already faces an increased risk of being involved in an injury-causing accident. That’s because drivers are more likely to look out for other vehicles—not motorcyclists, bicyclists, and scooter riders. And when scooter riders are struck by vehicles, there’s a strong likelihood that they will suffer severe injuries that result in big medical bills and prolonged time away from work.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Nashville scooter accident lawyers are here to help anyone who was injured while riding on a rentable scooter. If you or someone you love was struck by a vehicle, get in touch with us today. Call us at (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online contact form to find out how we can help.
What Causes Scooter Accidents?
As with any accident that occurs on a Middle Tennessee roadway, a scooter accident can have many causes. Some of the most common factors associated with scooter accidents and injuries include:
In addition to those causes, other reported causes of scooter crashes include scooter malfunctions, including handlebar collapses, brake failures, and motor issues. Road hazards can also put scooter riders at risk, as scooters aren’t designed to be driven over debris and obstacles like potholes or loose gravel.
How We Can Help After a Scooter Accident
Regardless of what caused your scooter accident, it’s our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve. When you contact our law firm, we’ll take four important steps to build a strong claim on your behalf and maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve:
And if the insurance company refuses to pay, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial. That’s part of what we do when it comes to helping our clients get the money they need to move forward with their lives after accidents that were caused by other people’s negligence.
Don’t Delay After Your Scooter Accident
It’s important to act fast after a scooter accident. That means getting evaluated by a doctor or at a hospital to protect your health and your rights to compensation, and then contacting a lawyer. Evidence can quickly disappear, making it difficult to prove that you weren’t at fault or that the accident occurred in the first place. In addition, Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is only one year, and once it expires, you’ll be ineligible to pursue additional compensation.
The Nashville scooter accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law are ready to put their experience to work for you. We know Tennessee’s driving laws inside and out, including those that pertain to scooters. Call us today to get started on the path to obtaining the money you and your loved ones deserve.