ELECTRIC SCOOTER HIT BY CAR – BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
A University of Minnesota student recently posted this video on the university sub-Reddit. The video shows the student riding an electric scooter on University Avenue Southeast and 17th Avenue Southeast. He was near campus without the right of way when a car hit him on his scooter. The student acknowledges in the post’s comments that he was responsible for the crash. Fortunately, neither the scooter nor car were damaged in the accident. “As I was going down University Ave in the right bike lane, I had a slight thought in my head that I could make it across the intersection and onto the sidewalk of 17th Ave.” Fortunately, he wasn’t seriously injured.
When asked for comment by WCCO news, a university spokesperson referred to campus rules for electric scooter use. The rules include using available bike lanes and obeying traffic laws. This is a good reminder for everyone riding a scooter to be respectful of the driving conditions on busy roads. It is dangerous enough as it is with so many distracted drivers on the road.
LAWYERS FOR SCOOTER HIT BY CAR ACCIDENT
At the Rochlin Law Firm, our lawyers regularly represent people who have been on a scooter hit by a car or a bicycle hit by a car. In our cases, it is the car that causes the accident. Usually, it is just momentary distraction of the driver that causes the accident. Unfortunately, many of these accidents cause serious injuries.
After a scooter accident injury, the insurance issues are complicated. When a car hits someone riding a scooter, there may be insurance coverage from the car, the scooter, and other sources. Even if you don’t have insurance specifically for your scooter, you may have access to additional auto insurance from your car or from a family member. Our top attorneys make sure your medical bills are paid, lost wages are reimbursed, and you are fully compensated for your injuries.