If you or one of your family members was injured in a Bolt scooter accident in Baltimore, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you suffered an injury, you should review your options with an experienced scooter accident lawyer, like Randolph Rice.
A former Assistant State’s Attorney, Randolph Rice founded Rice, Murtha & Psoras in 2009 to provide hard-hitting yet compassionate legal representation to injury victims in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. When you need an understanding attorney who can fight hard for your family against powerful corporations and insurance companies, trust Randolph Rice to be your dedicated legal ally. To set up a free consultation about a potential injury claim against Bolt Scooter or other electric scooter companies in Baltimore, contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras online, or call today at (410) 694-7291.
What Are Bolt Scooters?
Electric scooters have become increasingly popular in recent years. Baltimore has issued permits to several electric scooter companies, including Bolt, allowing them to operate within the city. As electric scooter transportation becomes more mainstream, more and more scooters are likely to start appearing on corners throughout Baltimore.
Bolt scooters offer affordable, convenient transportation in Baltimore and other select cities around the United States. Unfortunately, the benefits of Bolt scooters may be offset by the potential danger of accidents, which can be caused by scooter defects, careless drivers, or other serious hazards. As demand for these services increases, accidents are likely to become more commonplace.
Who is Liable for an Electric Scooter Accident in Maryland?
After you have been seriously injured in an accident, you likely have many questions about who is responsible – and who will pay for your medical bills. You may have thousands or even millions of dollars in medical expenses, all for an injury that you are not even to blame for. If another person caused your injuries (such as a distracted driver), or if your accident was caused by the negligence of a business (such as Bolt or a parts manufacturer), the negligent party may be financially liable for your injuries.
Unfortunately, the regulations surrounding electric scooter companies are complex, which insurers sometimes use to their advantage. Insurance companies count on accident victims accepting low-ball settlement offers, which, though seemingly adequate, fail to fairly compensate the full costs of treatment. Hiring an attorney levels the playing field, preventing you from being ignored or taken advantage of by powerful corporations. No matter how complex the circumstances of your accident, Randolph Rice will pursue compensation from all parties whose negligence contributed to your injuries.
Types of Bolt Scooter Injury Claims We Handle
Unfortunately, scooter riders frequently sustain serious injuries when they are involved in accidents. This is due to the fact that, like bicyclists or motorcyclists, scooter riders do not have any seatbelts, airbags, or walls to protect them when a crash occurs. As a result, scooter riders are almost always thrown from the scooter when they are struck by another vehicle, producing two sets of injuries: the first from the initial impact, and the second from the collision with the road. There is also a danger that the rider, once thrown from the scooter, will land in the path of oncoming traffic, where he or she can be hit by another vehicle.
Some accidents do not involve another vehicle, but instead, are caused by defects in the scooter itself. For example, a manufacturing defect can cause the wheels, the baseboard, or other critical elements of the scooter to break while it is being used, especially at high speeds.
Whether an accident is caused by a defect in the scooter, or a driver striking the scooter, the likelihood of serious injury is high. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Randolph Rice understands the long-term impacts that a serious injury can have, and will fight tirelessly to recover every dollar and cent that you may be entitled to receive. Types of Bolt scooter injury claims that our office can assist you with include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Back injuries, such as herniated disc injuries
- Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Facial injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Permanent disability or impairment
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Soft tissue injuries, such as sprain and strain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI) and paralysis
Baltimore Bolt Scooter Accident Lawsuit Attorney Serving Maryland
When you rent a Bolt scooter, you expect to arrive safely at your destination – not to be transported to the hospital. If you or one of your loved ones was hurt in a Bolt scooter accident in Baltimore, you deserve to get answers for what happened. You may have a right to financial compensation, including compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, damage to your personal property, lost earnings, future care you are expected to need for your injuries, and other damages. To set up a free legal consultation regarding an electric scooter accident, contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras online, or call (410) 694-7291 today.