Scooter Accidents


Scooter riding has become increasingly popular in recent years as a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. However, safety concerns have also emerged as electric scooter accidents have increased.

Important facts about scooter accidents


  • According to a study by the University of California and published by EurekAlert, a news platform for scientific breakthroughs, the number of electric scooter-related injuries increased by 222% between 2014 and 2018, representing more than 39,000 injuries.
  • One third of the patients injured in a scooter accident suffered head trauma, a more significant head injury rate than bicyclists.
  • The increase in electric scooter-related injuries can be attributed to several factors. First, the high speeds electric scooters can travel can increase the risk of accidents. Second, many people who ride electric scooters are not wearing helmets, which can result in head injuries in an accident. Third, electric scooters are often ridden on sidewalks, which can be hazardous for pedestrians.

Tips to prevent scooter accidents

To prevent these accidents, scooter riders should take safety precautions such as:


    Good scooter condition

    Riders should inspect their scooter before each ride to ensure that it is in good working condition.


    Speed limit

    They should also be aware of the weight limit of their scooter and avoid exceeding it.


    Wear protective gear

    Riders should wear a helmet and clothing made of abrasion-resistant materials to reduce the severity of injuries in case of an accident.


    Follow traffic laws

    It is important to obey traffic signals, to signal when turning or changing lanes, and to avoid distracted riding.


    Stay visible

    Riders should use lights and reflective gear to increase their visibility, especially when riding at night.


    Keep a safe distance

    Riders should maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles on the road, allowing enough time to react to sudden changes in traffic flow.


    Stay alert

    Riders should be aware of their surroundings and anticipate potential hazards on the road, such as potholes, debris, or other drivers’ actions.

    Overall, while electric scooters can be a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation, it is important to prioritize safety. By wearing a helmet, obeying traffic laws, and being aware of their surroundings, riders can reduce their risk of injury while riding a scooter.

    Scooter accidents can result in severe personal injuries, and victims may require hospitalization, surgery, or long-term rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. In some cases, the injuries sustained can be permanent and may have lifelong consequences.


    Contact us if you have been injured in a scooter accident. We’ll be by your side helping you during your recovery, and a lawyer from our network can advise you about your legal rights and how to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident.


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    Agape offers professional and attentive personal injury services to ensure you receive the best possible compensation. Our service includes medical care, which involves a team of specialists providing thorough attention to your recovery process. We also have a legal network that can guide you through the process. Our attorneys specialize in personal injury claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.


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