Were you in an accident involving a Lime e-scooter? Were you on the receiving end of an injury while riding a Lime scooter, or did you fall victim to an accident caused by someone else on an electric scooter? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be entitled to compensation. Belal Hamideh, a seasoned e-scooter accident attorney catering to all of California, is here to guide you through the process of recovering the compensation you rightfully deserve for the hardships you’ve endured from your Lime e-scooter accident.
Belal offers free case evaluation. During this, Belal will leverage his extensive experience to provide you with an accurate assessment of the value of your case. Subsequently, he and his dedicated team will relentlessly advocate on your behalf, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation possible. Hablamos Espanol.
Lime E-scooter Safety Facts
Similar to any other mode of transportation or product, electric scooters demand responsible and conscientious use. Safety should always be the top priority.
Electric scooters, often referred to as e-scooters, offer a convenient and efficient means of travel. However, their speed, reaching up to 15 miles per hour, may seem modest compared to cars, but riders are essentially exposed with minimal protection. Unfortunately, the incidence of electric scooter accidents continues to climb.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were over 190,000 emergency room visits related to micromobility (e-scooter) products from 2017 to 2020, marking a steady 70% increase. The CPSC further identified that injuries most commonly occurred to the upper and lower limbs, head, and neck.
If you have suffered an injury in a Lime scooter accident, it is crucial to reach out to Belal for a complimentary case evaluation. Even if you are unsure about the viability of your personal injury case, consulting with Belal could reveal a strong and compelling legal standing. With no-cost involved, seeking a case evaluation is a risk-free endeavor.
Determining the Viability of Your Lime Scooter Accident Case
When navigating the roads, whether on an electric scooter, in a vehicle, or on foot, others owe you a “duty of care.” This implies a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care and prevent harm. If this duty is breached, resulting in your injury, you likely have a case.
As an experienced electric scooter accident lawyer, our team has a proven track record of establishing that our clients were owed a duty of care by the defendant, which was subsequently breached, leading to their injuries. Furthermore, we can demonstrate the damages incurred as a result, justifying the compensation sought.
If you suspect that another party’s negligence contributed to your injury, it is advisable to consult with Belal for a comprehensive case evaluation.
Immediate Steps After a Lime Scooter Accident
In the aftermath of a Lime scooter accident, swift and prudent actions can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Here are key steps to take:
Ensure Safety: Remove yourself from potential harm, move away from traffic, and assess injuries for yourself and others involved.
Call Emergency Services: Dial 911 to secure immediate medical attention, even if injuries may not be immediately apparent.
Provide a Police Statement: Stick to the facts when giving a statement to the police. The police report generated will play a crucial role in your potential case.
Gather Evidence: Document the scene by taking pictures and videos of the accident, scooters/vehicles involved, damages, injuries, and any other relevant details.
Exchange Information: Collect contact details from the other party involved, including name, license number, address, telephone number, and insurance information.
Witness Information: If there are witnesses, obtain their contact information as well.
Once these steps are completed, reach out to Belal for a complimentary case evaluation.
Potential Compensation for Lime Scooter Accidents
Injuries resulting from Lime scooter accidents in California may entitle you to both economic and non-economic compensation.
Economic Damages: Covering medical bills, professional medical treatments, rehabilitation, therapy, and other related expenses.
Lost Wages: Compensation for time missed from work due to the accident, including potential future lost earnings.
Non-Economic Damages: Compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible losses.
During a free case evaluation with Belal, he will assess the potential worth of your case and advocate tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.
Can I Sue Lime for My E-Scooter Accident?
It’s very challenging to successfully bring a suit against Lime for your scooter accident. Why? The agreement you signed before you used the Lime e-scooter.
That agreement is as aggressive as it gets. That 50+ page document lists many, many scenarios that Lime cannot be liable for. These include defects, the rider’s ability to abide by the laws/regulations, as well as many other blanket liability disclaimers. Indeed, these even include forcing riders to claim that they know how to ride e-scooters safely, etc.
Very few people ever read past page one of this document before getting on a Lime scooter, much less read all 55 pages of it.
Beyond that, this document even includes a “forced arbitration” agreement. In this, it says that you’re precluded from forming a class action suit. Plus, if you do have a dispute with lime, you can’t resolve it in court. Rather, you have to go to arbitration.
In fact, you have to go with an arbiter that Lime has chosen. On top of all of this, you have to do so within one year.
These are just some of the reasons that it can be difficult to bring a case against Lime. But, if you were injured in an accident involving an e-scooter due to someone else’s actions, you very well may be due compensation. Belal and the team can help you to recover everything you deserve.
Identifying Liability in Lime Scooter Accidents
Various parties may be held liable for electric scooter accidents, including:
Drivers: Negligent operation of a vehicle can lead to accidents and injuries.
Maintenance Authorities: Hazardous conditions on sidewalks or roads may result in liability for those responsible for maintenance.
Pedestrians: In some cases, pedestrians may be liable if their actions contribute to an accident.
Belal and the team here thoroughly investigate each case to determine liability and build a compelling case for our clients.
Cases Involving Injury Caused by Lime Scooter Operators
If you are injured due to the negligence of an e-scooter operator, you may have a valid case. Whether you are hit by a speeding e-scooter while on the sidewalk or suffer an injury due to an operator’s actions, compensation may be sought.
Cases Involving Solo Injuries with Lime Scooters
Even if you are alone and sustain injuries involving an e-scooter, you may still have a case. Collisions, falls, or accidents caused by scooters left in public spaces could result in compensation from the person who left the scooter, property owner, or other party.
Given the complexities of such cases, having an experienced attorney by your side increases the likelihood of receiving rightful compensation.
The Role of a Lime Scooter Attorney
Given the relatively recent emergence of e-scooters, the lack of comprehensive regulations in California poses challenges in determining liability and damages after an accident. Even experienced personal injury attorneys may lack specific knowledge of existing laws and regulations related to e-scooter accidents.
By enlisting the expertise of an attorney with a genuine understanding of e-scooter cases, you enhance your chances of receiving fair compensation.
Comparative Negligence in Lime Scooter Accidents
California’s comparative negligence system allows for compensation even if you were partially at fault. The degree of fault attributed to you determines the corresponding reduction in compensation. An experienced attorney can negotiate aggressively on your behalf, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Belal Hamideh: Lime Scooter Accident Attorney
The aftermath of an e-scooter accident can be overwhelming, with the potential for physical recovery, work disruption, and uncertainty about the future. Belal and his team offer their services on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if we win.
If you find yourself at the crossroads of an e-scooter accident, turn your personal injury into a triumph. Schedule a complimentary case evaluation with Belal by completing the form on our website or calling today.