Electric scooters have become popular in every San Diego neighborhood. With many companies trying to get into the profitable scooter market, the number of scooters is increasing. Although these scooters provide a convenient and cheap form of transportation for pedestrians, they have also proved to be dangerous with their high speeds and lack of regular maintenance.
If you were injured while riding an electric scooter, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. At The Kindley Firm, APC, we want to help riders who have experienced injuries because of someone else’s negligence. A San Diego electric scooter accident lawyer from our team can help investigate your case and determine who’s liable. Hopefully, we can win you a proper settlement.
Electric Scooter Laws in San Diego
Because electric scooters have been getting in a lot of accidents on San Diego streets, there have been new laws and regulations put in place to increase safety for both riders and vehicle drivers.
In beach areas such as Pacific Beach and Mission Beach, geofencing technology is being used to lower the speeds of the scooters to eight miles per hour on boardwalks as opposed to the original scooter speed of twelve miles per hour. In the Martin Luther King Jr. downtown promenade, geofencing will lower scooter speeds to three miles per hour.
The city has put in place another rule that applies to the parking of electric scooters. Only four scooters can be parked within a forty-foot area, which should prevent a previous issue of scooters piling up and becoming obtrusive.
All riders should know about the previous laws in place regarding electric scooters. You should never ride an electric scooter on a sidewalk, and you should follow all rules of the road when riding a scooter. Only one person can ride a scooter at a time, you must be over the age of sixteen, and you must wear a helmet.
How Electric Scooter Wrecks Occur
Even if you abide by all the electric scooter laws above, there’s still the possibility of getting injured on an electric scooter because of a scooter malfunction or because of a negligent driver on the road. Electric scooter companies have a responsibility to maintain the scooters they’re putting out on the street and vehicle drivers have a responsibility to remain aware of their surroundings at all times.
If you believe someone else was at fault for your scooter accident, it’s important to gather sufficient evidence and hold them liable in court. By doing so, you may recover compensation for any damages you’ve suffered.
Contact a San Diego Electric Scooter Accident Attorney
Although electric scooters are relatively new to the field of personal injury litigation, at The Kindley Firm, APC, we’re quickly becoming familiar with these types of cases because we want to help you in your time of need.
If you believe you have grounds for a case and want to fight for a settlement, reach out to a San Diego electric scooter accident lawyer from our team. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the contact form below or call 619-550-1313.