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Types of E-Scooter Injuries in Chicago

Types of Chicago electric scooter injuries

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers For Those Injured in Scooter Accidents

At Livas Law Group, a Division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, we understand that being a victim of injuries, no matter how severe, can impact all areas of your life. Your ability to work may be impaired, causing stress from the lack of income as well as the unexpected medical bills that may be piling up. Attorney Christopher S. Livas understands how impactful life-altering injuries can be on an individual and their family. His experience with victims harmed in personal injury cases has influenced his determined and persistent approach in securing well-deserved compensation for those who have suffered injuries at the hands of others. 

Since joining Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 2015, Mr. Livas has secured various multi-million dollar settlements for personal injury cases in addition to his other high-dollar settlements for victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and nursing home negligence. His driven work ethic and constant commitment to his clients have secured his strong reputation in the legal community.

Legal Assistance for Scooter Injuries in Chicago

A serious injury can change your life forever, especially one that is completely unexpected. Electronic scooters have recently hit the streets of Chicago and may be here to stay. Though brand new to the Chicagoland area, dockless scooters have been circulating city streets and college campuses for over two years.

Chicago residents are in the midst of an e-scooter four-month trial in which the city is testing the value of dockless scooters on its streets. The potential financial gain as well as the convenience that it provides riders has brought this successful "joy-ride" to the Windy City.

Due to its sense of novelty, many people have overlooked the danger that these scooters pose to Chicagoans. Other large cities that have had the scooters for a period of time have spoken about the risks associated with them. After a short four-month period, a Salt Lake City hospital cited a 161% increase in the number of visits involving scooters.

There have been common injury themes recognized as more e-scooters join the streets, including:

  • Fractures and dislocations of bones such as ankles, wrists, elbows, nose and shoulders;
  • Head injuries including lacerations and fractures of the skull, face, and neck;
  • Nerve, tendon, or ligament injuries; and
  • Severe bleeding.

These injuries do not only happen to those riding the scooters, but also innocent pedestrians walking down the street. Whether the device itself is defective, the rider loses control or is struck by a vehicle, no one should sustain serious injuries while on their commute.

Aggressive Legal Defense for Victims of Scooter Injuries

At Livas Law Group, our main priority is to ensure that you have strong legal representation to advocate for your pain and suffering. Both Attorney Livas and Medical Legal Consultant Lauren A. O'Keefe work together to understand the full extent of your injuries and the impact on your daily life. Our team spends ample time with each individual to provide our undivided attention to every client's situation. Our goal is to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries, including medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering experienced, and disfigurement.

If you or a loved one have been injured by an e-scooter, Livas Law Group is equipped to handle all injury cases, whether you were the one riding the device or not. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced Chicago scooter personal injury attorneys at 312-804-6102 to schedule your free consultation.

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