In the summer of 2019, a New Hampshire woman suffered severe injuries in a Portsmouth electric scooter accident. The scooter rider collided with a car and the driver of the motor vehicle also sustained injuries. The accident caused city traffic to shut down for three hours after the collision took place. Unfortunately, the e-scooter rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and suffered serious head trauma as a result. She also suffered other traumatic injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
New Hampshire E-Scooter Accident Attorneys
If you have suffered an injury caused by an electronic or e-scooter accident in New Hampshire, we can help. At Ward Law Group, our attorneys have experience representing clients in all areas of personal injury law. No matter the severity of your injury or the type of your accident, our Manchester-based attorneys can help. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free initial case evaluation.
E-Scooter Accidents are on the Rise
Dockless electric scooter companies currently operate in more than 100 U.S. cities and six or more foreign countries. Users can locate scooters close to them on the mobile applications of scooter companies such as Lime and Bird. A user can then pay via debit card or on the application to ride the scooter. After the user is done riding the e-scooter, he or she can simply leave it and walk away. Companies charge users for their time on the scooters.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a study into electric scooter accidents. The Austin, Texas, Public Health and Transportation Departments requested that the CDC conduct the e-scooter study after experiencing a rise in e-scooter accidents. The CDC predicts that its study will show that e-scooter accidents occur throughout the day and night, at all different times.
While collisions between cars and e-scooters do result in injuries, many scooter accidents do not involve a motor vehicle. A scooter can hit a bump in the road, or the user can lose his or her balance. In some cases, another pedestrian can cut in front of a scooter, causing it to swerve and collide with a light pole, building, or another person. City officials from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., San Diego, and Austin all report an increase in scooter-related injuries. The University of San Diego Medical Center reports that 249 patients became admitted to the hospital between September 2017 and August 2018 for scooter-related injuries. The Medical Center also reports that 98% of the injured patients were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
If You Have Suffered an Injury in a Scooter Accident, We can Help