Did you or a family member sustain injuries in an accident involving an electric scooter in the Bronx, NY? You may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. An experienced Bronx electric scooter accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more.
Our lawyers have over 30 years of combined experience representing personal injury victims across NYC. By working hard for our clients, we’ve recovered over $400 million in settlements and verdicts since we were founded.
Having an experienced lawyer in your corner can greatly improve your chances of recovering the maximum compensation possible. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to pay less than you deserve. They might even blame you for the accident. It’s important to have an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer by your side to protect you.
Our lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC have been recognized by Super Lawyers and we’ve earned a spot on the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our founding attorney has also been included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.”
Hiring us can give your case an edge because we will:
Handling your case alone can be a mistake. Insurance companies are counting on the fact that you don’t have much legal experience. They may use that to manipulate you into taking a lowball settlement.
To learn more about how a Bronx personal injury attorney can help with your case, call for a free case review today.
Electric scooters are now legal in the Bronx and across much of New York State. While e-scooters like Bird and Lime can be cost-effective and convenient, they can also be more dangerous than traditional passenger vehicles. E-scooters don’t provide any protection for riders in a car accident–meaning that e-scooter riders are much more likely to sustain serious injuries in a crash.
Studies show that e-scooter injuries are on the rise. Nationwide, the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that about 50,000 e-scooter accident victims visited the emergency room between 2017 and 2019. At least 27 people were killed in electric scooter accidents over that time period.
According to one report, 588 electric scooter accidents have been reported across NYC since 2020. At least 538 people were injured in those accidents. Three pedestrians were killed in e-scooter accidents.
In other words, nearly every e-scooter accident resulted in an injury or fatality.
Some of the most important considerations in determining your case value include:
Recovering fair financial compensation can be the key to helping you get back on your feet again after an accident. To learn more about how our experienced lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight for the money you deserve, call our law firm for a free case review today.
New York personal injury laws classify damages as economic or non-economic in nature.
Economic damages are your financial costs, such as:
Non-economic damages are your personal losses, such as:
Your lawyer can help you determine the types of damages you’ve suffered. We’ll work tirelessly to recover every dollar you deserve after a scooter accident in New York City.
If you’re partly responsible for the accident, you’ll be assigned a percentage of fault. That percentage of fault represents your share of the blame. Your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of fault.
In plain English, if you were 40% responsible for the accident, your settlement or verdict will be reduced by 40%.
Our Bronx electric scooter accident attorneys will fight to recover fair compensation for all of your injuries, including:
If you suffered an injury, you may have a valid personal injury case against a negligent third party. To learn more about your legal options, give us a call for a free case evaluation today.
Many e-scooter drivers in the Bronx rent their scooters. Riders can unlock the scooters using an app, and drop them off when finished.
Of course, that means that many electric scooter drivers don’t have much experience operating an e-scooter. It’s not entirely surprising that inexperienced and reckless scooter operators are much more likely to cause an accident.
Some of the most common causes of e-scooter accidents in the Bronx include:
Defective scooters and scooter safety equipment can also cause an accident. E-scooter rental companies are responsible for maintaining the scooters in safe condition. Steering malfunctions, faulty brakes and problems with the e-scooter battery can all contribute to an accident.
You will have to prove that another party was at least partly responsible for your injuries to recover compensation after an e-scooter accident. Usually, that means showing that someone else was negligent.
Many different parties may share responsibility for an e-scooter accident, including:
If your case is based on negligence, you’ll be required to establish the following four elements:
Manufacturers of defective products, on the other hand, can be held strictly liable for injuries under New York personal injury laws.
Regardless of the legal theories involved in your case, you’ll need evidence to convince the insurance companies to hand over the money you deserve. Our lawyers in the Bronx will launch a full investigation to gather as much evidence as possible.
We’ll search for:
In especially complex cases, we’ll even bring in experts to offer expert testimony about who was responsible for your accident and injuries.
It’s important to take legal action quickly after an accident. Not only can valuable evidence disappear, but state law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.
Under the New York statute of limitations, accident victims have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Once three years pass, you’ll forfeit your right to sue for damages.
Many e-scooter riders and third parties sustain serious injuries because others are careless. Our lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are here to help. Contact our law firm to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Bronx electric scooter accident lawyer today.