Like any other type of transportation device, there are injuries that can take place when an individual chooses to ride an e-scooter. And if you’ve been hurt in a scooter accident, you may be unsure of how you are going to handle your mounting medical treatment, lost employment, and many other bills and expenses that come along with serious injury.
Have you or someone you know suffered injury as a direct result of a San Antonio e-scooter accident? If so, it is time to call Pusch & Nguyen. As an experienced legal team serving Houston, San Antonio, and their surrounding areas, our attorneys have helped so many Texans build their personal injury case and win large settlements. We are committed to fighting for your right to financial compensation, and you do not pay us unless we win your case. For more information on how we can be of assistance to you, contact us today at 210-702-3000 to schedule a free consultation.
An e-scooter is defined as a motorized scooter that features an internal electric motor as a power source.
There is a multitude of ways in which an e-scooter accident can take place, but the first type of accident we will highlight is one that is caused by other motorists. San Antonio drivers are not always the friendliest, and even when they choose to drive with others in mind, they may not be looking out for e-scooter riders. Many Texas drivers admit to not being on the “lookout” for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and e-scooter riders, and as a result, some of them end up seriously harming these motorists. An e-scooter accident involving an automobile driver can be catastrophic, but unfortunately, this type of collision does take place.
Even if an e-scooter accident does not involve direct impact with an automobile, drivers can still negatively impact a rider’s experience and cause them to suffer an accident. At times, e-scooter riders are forced to swerve into oncoming traffic when an automobile driver fails to safely maintain their lane. In other instances, riders may even collide with other scooter riders or pedestrians on the sidewalk in an attempt to avoid contact with a driver who is operating their vehicle recklessly.
Other causes of e-scooter accidents include scooter failure. Electric scooters have made leaps and bounds of progress over the past few years, but like any other electronic device, they are susceptible to defects and sudden failures. Scooter owners have reported deficiencies such as brake failure, throttle malfunction, sudden battery failure, and even sudden handlebar detachment.
Electric scooter accidents are very likely to result in serious bodily injury, and it is easy to see why. Scooter riders are extremely exposed when they choose to travel on the open roads and streets, and because of this, they can find themselves easily hurt if they are involved in any type of collision. In addition to this, e-scooter owners typically limit their protective gear to a simple helmet. As a result, they may not have the same protection as someone such as a motorcyclist who is wearing protective pants, gloves, and a jacket.
Traumatic brain injury can take place if an individual has suffered from a scooter accident. Also known as TBI, this type of injury takes place when the head area receives a sudden jolt or onset of impact. When an e-scooter owner is riding at even slow speeds, it can be very common for them to suddenly bump their heads during their falls. And while helmets are highly recommended for any scooter rider, they are not always used.
If you think you may have suffered TBI, there are a multitude of symptoms that you need to look out for. Worsening headaches, chronic vomiting, a lack of coordination, and dizziness are all common symptoms of traumatic brain injury. In serious cases of TBI, victims may suffer from seizures, slurred speech, and even sudden unconsciousness.
In addition to bodily injuries, many e-scooter riders suffer from ongoing, long-lasting emotional anguish after experiencing an accident. PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a common result of scooter accidents. Individuals who suffer from high-impact scooter collisions may find themselves unable to enjoy their e-scooters ever again. In addition to this, many victims suffer from insomnia, nightmares, sudden mood changes, feelings of worthlessness, and unwanted flashbacks.
On top of physical and emotional pain, these types of injuries can bring about insurmountable financial turmoil. Depending on your field of work, you will most likely have to take off weeks (and possibly even months) while you recovery from your injuries. And on top of losing all of this income, you will undoubtedly have to deal with medical expenses, prescription medication, and other monthly bills that must be paid.
Finding a San Antonio e-scooter accident lawyer doesn’t have to be difficult if you know where to look and who to trust. Not all attorneys have the same capabilities, and hiring the wrong professional to represent you in a court of law can bring about catastrophic results. However, if you’re able to retain the services of a qualified, experienced San Antonio accident injury lawyer who cares about protecting your rights, you may be on your way to a hefty settlement amount that covers your losses.
Pusch & Nguyen Accident Injury Lawyers are here to help you when you find yourself injured in a San Antonio e-scooter accident. If you were hurt in a collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional anguish, our team of professionals can help. For more information on how we can build your case, call us today at 210-702-3000 for a free consultation.