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Posted on December 17, 2019 by

What to Know About Electric Scooter Personal Injury Lawsuits

Electric scooters – or e-scooters - have transformed much about St. Louis. Not only do they provide a great means of transportation, but they have also helped people start new companies. While they should be celebrated, there's no denying that there is ample room for litigation because of accidents and injuries. Let's talk about what that means for people in St. Louis. 

Types of E-Scooter Lawsuits Filed

In order to ride most e-scooters, riders have to agree to waive liability. Many of them aren't aware that they're doing so, but they must in order to use the service. Waiving liability means that the company is not at fault in the event of an accident. 

But what about other types of accidents that don't involve a rider at all? There have been many reports of e-scooters left in haphazard locations, such as in the middle of parking lots or across sidewalks. They can easily lead to accidents and injuries, and they often do. 

Advice From Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

If you've been in an accident because of an e-scooter, you need legal assistance right away. Depending on the situation, the company may not be held liable, but other types of lawsuits can be filed. For example, if you were hit by a car while riding an e-scooter, you can file a claim against the driver.

Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys are here to help. Contact us.