Baltimore Lawyer for Spin Scooters Accidents + Injuries
If you, your spouse, or one of your family members was injured in a Baltimore Spin scooter accident, you may be able to get financially compensated for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages. Hire a trustworthy and experienced scooter accident lawyer in Baltimore to deal with the insurance companies and legal paperwork on your behalf, so that you can focus on getting the care you need.
Randolph Rice, former Assistant State’s Attorney, is a dedicated personal injury attorney serving accident victims throughout the Baltimore region. He founded Rice, Murtha & Psoras in 2009 to provide quality legal representation, leveling the playing field against powerful insurance companies. If you were injured in a Spin scooter crash in Baltimore, Randolph Rice can determine whether you have a claim. Contact us online today to set up a free legal consultation, or call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291. We are here 24/7 to offer assistance.
What Are Spin Scooters?
Spin is one of several dockless electric scooter companies in Baltimore. Like its competitors, Spin provides lightweight, affordable transportation, offering electric scooters that users can locate and pay for using the app. As rental scooters become increasingly mainstream, and the popularity of electric scooter services continues to grow, Spin scooters are likely to become more widespread in Baltimore – and unfortunately, so are Spin scooter accidents.
Who is Liable for My Scooter Accident Injury in Baltimore?
The answer to this question depends on how and why the accident that caused your injury occurred. If another person’s negligence, or carelessness, led to your accident and the resulting injuries, that person or their insurer may be liable for your losses and expenses, including your medical bills, damage to your personal property, income that you have lost due to your injuries, and the pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of your accident. Like individual people (such as careless drivers), businesses like Spin and other electric scooter companies can also be held liable for their role in preventable accidents.
Most scooter accidents occur for one of the following reasons: either the scooter is hit by a vehicle, or a scooter breaks or malfunctions due to a hidden defect. When a car or truck collides with a scooter, the scooter rider is almost always the person to sustain the more serious injuries. However, drivers and vehicle occupants can also be seriously injured if they run over, or swerve to avoid, scooters which have been abandoned in the roadway.
Randolph Rice is dedicated to unraveling the threads and determining exactly what caused your accident – and who should be held responsible. Whether an accident occurs due to a careless driver, or because of a failure to test and design scooter parts properly, Randolph Rice will fight vigorously to secure the full compensation that you may be entitled to.
Types of Electric Scooter Injury Claims We Handle
Unfortunately, scooter riders are likely to sustain serious injuries when involved in accidents. Unlike passengers in other vehicles, scooter riders do not have any seatbelts, airbags, or walls to protect them. This means riders are usually thrown off the scooter upon impact with a vehicle. As a result, the rider sustains two sets of injuries. First, there are the injuries from the initial collision; then, a second set of injuries from hitting the road and, in some cases, being struck by oncoming traffic. Road rash, fractured bones, and deep cuts are all commonplace, especially in accidents where the scooter was being ridden at high speed.
Even in scooter accidents that do not involve other vehicles, such as single-person crashes caused by wheel or baseboard defects, the risk of catastrophic injury is high. This is due to the fact that, as noted above, riders are protected by nothing more than a helmet and/or light padding, though many lack such gear.
Regardless of the conditions under which an accident occurs, the outcome is usually a serious injury. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Randolph Rice knows how to strategically pursue compensation for all types of injuries caused by electric scooter accidents. Types of electric scooter accident injury claims our law office handles include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Baltimore Spin Scooter Accident Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered from any of the injuries listed above, or other injuries that you do not see listed, you may have a right to compensation from the parties who caused your accident. If you were injured due to the negligence of another, you deserve to get answers for what happened. Contact Randolph Rice for a free consultation about how our law firm may be able to help you. To get started, contact us online, or call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 today.