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Electric Scooter Accident Lawyer

Were You Recently Hurt In An Electric Scooter Accident?

If you have been injured in an electric scooter accident in New York City, the electric scooter accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will fight for you.

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Scooter Injury Lawyers

Defending Accident Victims In New York City For More Than 30 Years

Electric scooter owners in New York, NY, are victims of countless motor vehicle accidents each year. These accidents can cause life-changing injuries or even death. With the increased popularity of e-scooters, we stand to see more accidents each year.

If you have been injured in an e-scooter accident with a car, truck, or bus, filing a lawsuit is a way to recover damages for personal injuries.  Oresky & Associates, PLLC, is a full-service personal injury law firm that handles electric scooter cases for many NYC residents each year. Our experienced lawyers can assist you in your quest for justice.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
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Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
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Have You Been Hurt In A Scooter Accident?

Who’s Actually Liable in a Scooter Accident?

Many people can be held liable for a scooter accident. As far as directing blame for an accident, it all depends on the scenario of your scooter collision. Our scooter attorneys will help you determine who is legally responsible for any damages sustained in a scooter crash. New York is a comparative negligence state, meaning that fault will be apportioned amongst the parties.

Another party who may be at fault for a scooter accident is the driver of a motor vehicle, including a truck or bus.   A car or truck that collides with a scooter can cause significant damage. Scooters offer little to no protection for riders. Unfortunately, this means that e-scooter operators are susceptible to critical injuries when struck by a motor vehicle.

If you have debilitating injuries stemming from a scooter-motor vehicle collision, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.

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When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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What Are Scooters and E-Scooters?

Firstly, let us discuss what qualifies as a scooter or e-scooter.

An electric scooter is any device powered by an electric motor and consists of a floorboard, handlebars, and wheels. Depending on the type of scooter, it may have two or three wheels.

While many people use standing e-scooters, many senior citizens or disabled people use seated scooters to navigate open areas, such as grocery stores and malls.

Scooter Regulations

There are regulations that every scooter or electric scooter owner needs to follow. One of these regulations in New York City is you cannot ride your e-scooter at a speed of over 15 miles per hour. Plus, you can only operate your scooter on roads and bike lanes. Make sure that you do not ride your scooter on roads that have a speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

Do I Need a License for a Scooter?

Many people do not know the requirements to operate a scooter as each state has its own unique laws. You should check your local laws to find out if a license is needed.

Causes Of Scooter Accidents

There are several potential causes for an electric scooter accident. Depending on the source of your incident, you may be able to seek compensation.

One of the principal benefits of an electric scooter accident attorney is identifying the responsible parties.  Once you know who is at fault, your personal injury lawyer will try to build a strong case in your favor. That is why it is crucial to collect as much evidence as possible at the time of the crash.

Aggressive Drivers

Firstly, an aggressive driver may be responsible for an accident. For example, if a driver is attempting to beat a red light and rolls over the curb to do so, they could strike an innocent scooter operator.

Right of Way Errors

If a driver is negligent to the rules of the road and causes an accident, they are liable for the accident.

If a scooter rider has the right of way and a car or truck driver hits them, they are responsible for the accident. Our attorneys will collect evidence to prove these drivers were exhibiting negligent behavior.

Distracted Driver Accidents

In today’s world, there are more distractions when driving than ever before. Distracted drivers may shoulder the blame for any accident involving them.

If you can prove that the driver was distracted at the time of your accident, you can  have a strong case on your hands.

Common Scooter Accident Injuries

A scooter accident may result in several different injuries. Depending on your injury, you may be eligible to sue for damages.

Bruising

One of the minor injuries a driver may sustain is bruising. Bruising can vary in severity from minor discoloration to bone bruises that make walking or standing uncomfortable. The worse your bruising is, the more should consider the potential impact that the injuries will have on your life. .

Road Rash

A common scooter accident injury is road rash. When a victim makes contact with the road, they may slide on the pavement. This sliding can cause an irritable, painful gash. This injury is more susceptible to infection and can take a while to heal.

Typically, doctors will prescribe antibiotics to alleviate symptoms of road rash. More critical road rash cases will require a skin graft procedure that is extensive.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A critical injury that a driver may sustain in a scooter accident is spinal cord injury. Many spinal cord injuries are permanent and can decrease your quality of life. Even worse, spinal column debilitations can lead to partial or complete paralysis. For this type of damage, adequate compensation is vital.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

In dire cases, a scooter accident may lead to traumatic brain injuries. Victims who sustain brain injuries may never be the same. You may end up in a coma or long-term care facility, increasing your medical bills.

Seek compensation from your insurance company by hiring a reputable law firm to handle your case. We aim to seek justice from your offender.

Sprains and Strains

In many scooter road accidents, the victim may sustain a sprain or strain. These injuries vary in severity but typically heal within a few weeks.

To seek compensation for a sprain or a pull, you must prove that it caused you severe physical and emotional pain and damages.

Broken Bones or Fractures

Depending on the impact of a crash, the victim may have broken or fractured bones. Broken bones can take a while to heal, depending on which bone you fracture.

Plus, you may need to have operations to repair your affected bones. These surgeries are costly, which is why you should consult a lawyer to seek compensation. If you have to take time off from work, you can consider that as damages in reaching your settlement amount.

Schedule a Consultation With a Scooter Accident Lawyer in New York

Our experienced electric scooter accident attorneys will use our knowledge of accident law to build a case for you and your loved one.

It is the burden of a victim to prove they have damages. Plus, you have to figure out how much you are entitled to. Rarely, the guilty party will shoulder the blame. Instead, insurance companies will attempt to fight you from receiving the maximum settlement.

If you or a loved one are dealing with the ramifications of an electric scooter accident in New York, NY, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, at (718) 362-3043. We can schedule a consultation to discuss your case in detail. The consultation is free, and we do not charge a legal fee unless we win for you.

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