If you were injured while either riding a motorized rental scooter or due to a motorized rental scooter, you may qualify for compensation for your injuries. Contact a rental scooter accident lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free, no-obligation case consultation today.
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Yes, a rider does still need a license to operate a motorized scooter. The apps require a user to upload a copy of their license prior to renting the scooter.
It is important to note that each case is different and completely depends on the circumstances surrounding the lawsuit. If you were hit by a drunk driver, the driver would be responsible for your injuries. If the accident were caused by potholes and uneven pavement, the City of Chicago would be held responsible because it is their responsibility to maintain public roads. TorHoerman Law provides free consultations which will allow you and a lawyer to discuss the circumstances of your case and determine who is at fault.
In Illinois, a personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the date of injury. This is a general rule for all personal injury cases, but there are exceptions to the law such as in the case of an individual under the age of 18.
It is no secret that scooters can be incredibly dangerous. But, what are the most common types of accident cases? Learning about the causes of scooter accidents can help you avoid one in the future.Car Accidents – A motor vehicle collision can cause significant injury to a scooter rider. A motorized scooter offers very little protection from an impact with a car. Bicycle accidents – Scooters are required to share the road with cars, but many forget that those roadways also include bicyclists. A collision with a bicycle can also cause substantial injury to both the scooter rider and the bicyclist, simply because of the lack of protection both transportation vehicles offer. Distracted driving – Yes, this is an issue that spans all categories of a motorized vehicle, including an electric scooter. Riding a scooter while intoxicated or checking a text, just as in a car, can cause an accident. Uneven pavement or potholes – Street maintenance is a vital part of scooter safety. If potholes and uneven streets are prevalent, the risk that a scooter rider will lose balance and crash increases drastically, resulting in injuries and possible damage to the scooter. Speeding – Scooters from most companies can go a maximum of 15 mph, but because of the lack of protection a scooter provides and the fact that many riders do not wear helmets, the speed can prove dangerous. Left-hand turns – Cities around the globe are banning electric scooters from sidewalks, meaning scooter riders must ride on the streets like bicyclists. However, that poses problems for scooters because it is difficult for drivers to see a scooter, let alone know if they are making a turn. Due to the lack of turn signals, left-hand turns can be especially dangerous for scooters. In this case, it is important to follow the same rules of the road bicyclists follow by signaling turns with hand motions and obeying traffic laws as normal. While you cannot fully prevent an accident, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself.
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Wisniewski, Mary. “The Scooters Are Coming: Chicago Announces Electric Scooter Pilot Program West of Halsted Street.” Chicagotribune.com, Chicago Tribune, 2 May 2019, www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-biz-electric-scooter-pilot-announced-20190501-story.html.
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