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Livas Law Group

Chicago Scooter Injury Attorney

Hurt by scooter driver in Chicago

Lawyers for Pedestrians Injured by E-Scooter Drivers in Illinois

Electric scooters are becoming a common sight on city streets. With the Chicago scooter pilot program taking place in the summer and fall, when many pedestrians can be seen on the streets, people may now have to share the sidewalks with e-scooters. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at risk of injury from these devices. Scooter drivers can lose control of these vehicles while in the midst of driving, and this can lead the rider to collide with others on the street. Whether the cause of the accident is the rider or a defective scooter, other people can suffer severe and even fatal injuries in a collision.

E-scooters have a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit, and this high speed can make injuries very severe. The following situations are common ways that people have been injured by scooters:

  • Being hit by a scooter rider can cause severe injuries. A person may suffer broken bones, lacerations, or traumatic brain injuries if they are knocked to the ground. In some cases, people may be thrown into other objects or people, or they may even be pushed into the roadway and struck by a motor vehicle, which can cause severe or fatal injuries.
  • Pedestrians can easily fall over parked scooters. While the city of Chicago requires scooter riders to park the devices after each use and lock a scooter to a fixed object such as a bike rack, the city does not have a clear parking infrastructure for these devices. Because of this, scooters may present tripping hazards for pedestrians or obstructions that can cause safety issues for bicyclists or other scooter drivers.

Scooter riders are expected to operate these vehicles safely and responsibly. When renting an e-scooter through an app, a person agrees to follow all relevant laws and regulations. If a rider fails to do so, and another person is injured as a result, the victim may be able to pursue compensation from the person who caused the injury, the e-scooter rental company, or the manufacturer of a defective scooter. If an injury occurred because of roadway hazards or unsafe streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, or intersections, the city may be liable for a victim's damages. In order to identify the parties who were liable for an injury, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Legal Help For Injured Individuals

Unfortunately, Chicagoans may be facing an increased risk of danger due to the arrival of e-scooters on the streets. At Livas Law Group, A Division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, our legal professionals help those injured by Chicago e-scooters. Our team evaluates every aspect of your case to ensure that you receive the proper compensation for the injuries that you have experienced. If you have been injured in an incident involving a scooter in Chicago, contact our experienced attorneys at 312-804-6102 for a free consultation.

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