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Call Foley Griffin After Electric Scooter Accidents in New York

Electric scooters or e-scooters can be a fun and convenient way to get around the city, but e-scooter riders do not have the same rights and responsibilities as other motor vehicles on the road. E-scooters are different from cars, trucks, and even bicycles, and the laws surrounding e-scooters in New York are still developing.

In 2021, e-scooters killed at least 20 people in New York City, including 3 pedestrians. Countless riders and pedestrians were injured in e-scooter accidents, as well. The e-scooter company, Revel, even suspended its operations after a string of injuries and deaths.

After an e-scooter accident, you may be unsure of how to move forward, especially because e-scooters do not require the same licensure and insurance as other vehicles. Foley Griffin is here to help.

Our Garden City e-scooter attorneys can help you get the compensation you need throughout New York State.

Call us at (888) 966-8480 to get started today.

Do You Need a License for Electric Scooter in NY?

No, you do not need a driver’s license to operate an e-scooter in New York. You do not have to register your e-scooter with the New York State DMV, either.

You must be at least 16 years old to ride an e-scooter, and some e-scooter companies require you to watch a safety training module and take a quiz before checking out a scooter.

E-scooter riders do not need to carry scooter insurance, but many serious riders purchase scooter insurance coverage from companies. Scooter insurance is especially popular among riders who own their e-scooters and should cover medical bills and damage to your scooter in any kind of e-scooter accident.

Scooter insurance can also protect you if you cause an e-scooter accident.

If you have an e-scooter insurance policy and face any issues with your insurance company, you can call us for legal help.

Who Is Liable for E-Scooter Accidents?

Liability in e-scooter accidents depends on the details of each accident. For example, if another driver hits you, they will face liability for their actions. On the other hand, you could be liable for an accident that you cause.

Because e-scooter riders do not usually carry insurance, they may need to make claims with the motor vehicle driver’s insurance company and/or the e-scooter company or manufacturer.

Our New York e-scooter lawyerscan help.

How to Maximize Your E-Scooter Claim

New York has some rules and regulations for e-scooters. To have a strong claim, you must have been following all these rules at the time of your accident.

The speed limit for e-scooters, for instance, is 15 mph, so if you are riding at speeds higher than 20 mph, your claim could be jeopardized. Similarly, e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks, and helmets are recommended for all e-scooter riders (and required for riders under 18).

If you are keeping safety in mind while riding your e-scooter, and someone else harms you with their carelessness, you will have the highest possible chance of compensation.

What To Do After an E-Scooter Accident

If you get hit by a car or suffer another e-scooter accident, seek medical attention. Call 911 if you need immediate assistance or go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care clinic after you leave the scene.

Take pictures of the scene of the accident if possible and make sure you document where the scooter is in reference to the car. Gather insurance information and write down the names and numbers of anyone who may have witnessed the accident.

Once you get the all-clear from your doctor, call a local e-scooter accident attorney to discuss your rights and legal options.

Our team at Foley Griffin is ready to help you take the next steps. We have more than 75 years of combined experience, and we are committed to protecting your rights and securing your future.

We offer free and confidential consultations to all prospective clients, so call us at (888) 966-8480 or contact us onlineto schedule yours today.

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