electric scooter accident claim uk
Electronic Scooter accident compensation: Can I make a claim?
If you were injured in an electric scooter accident as a result of negligent actions by another party then you may be able to claim compensation.
Also, if you were injured as a result of the negligence of a person driving or otherwise in control or responsible for an e-scooter then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Can I claim compensation if another vehicle collides with my e-scooter?
The guidelines for making a compensation claim for an electric scooter accident are broadly similar in all kinds of personal injury.
If you are injured or damages are incurred whilst riding an e-scooter, by the neglect of a driver of another vehicle you may be able to claim compensation from that person.
Who is Liable for Damages in Electric Scooter Accidents?
Rental electric scooters are now legal in the UK. Whilst insurance may be included in the e-scooter rental agreement this is often not the case.
Privately owned scooters cannot be driven on the pavement, cycle paths or roads. However it is clear many drivers are flouting this law. It is unlikely that they will have insurance as it is almost impossible at the time of writing to get insurance for a privately owned e-scooter.
How much compensation could I get for my e-scooter accident?
All personal injury claims are individual. The circumstances of an injury can make evaluating the value of a claim quite complicated. Whilst physical injury is often a major fact in the value of a claim there are also other types of loss and damage that can be taken into account. You can see the kinds of amounts allotted for physical injury on our personal injury compensation calculator.
Other factors in the amount an e-scooter accident claim can be for may include;
- Immediate financial loss e.g. lost wages
- Future financial loss e.g. future earnings
- Whether you contributed to the accident
- Whether you were wearing a helmet
- Any psychological damages you may have incurred
- Ongoing and /or future medical support and/or living aids you may need as a result of the accident
What should you do if you have recently been involved in an e-scooter accident?
Contact a specialist legal adviser as soon as possible. If you appoint us we will advise and guide you in the next steps to take. It is very important you get proper specialist advice as soon as possible.
Can I still claim compensation for my e-scooter accident if I didn’t wear a helmet?
You are strongly advised to wear a helmet when driving an electronic scooter. If you suffer from an accident whilst not wearing a helmet you may be entitled for less compensation as this may be counted as a contributory factor to your injuries. If you were driving a privately owned e scooter on the road, cycle path or pavement and weren’t wearing a helmet you may not be entitled to any compensation.
This is not a straightforward situation, it needs specialist knowledge to evaluate whether not wearing a helmet may affect your claim. It is another reason why it is so important to speak to us, we are experienced, specialist traffic accident solicitors.
Specialist, expert, e-scooter compensation advice
All of the above factors can make claiming compensation for an e-scooter accident a complicated and uncertain business. If you think you may have a claim for an electronic scooter accident then please contact us. We are experts in all kinds of personal injury and road traffic accident claims and will be able to evaluate whether you have a potential claim.
Phone us now on 0114 256 0111, or email us. You can also use the form on this page.