Scooter Accident Law Firm in Washington DC and Maryland

Our firm represents individuals who have been injured in a scooter accident. Injuries can occur to a pedestrian struck by a scooter or a scooter rider who collides with a car, bus, truck or cyclist. We have the experience of going up against the big insurance companies and our goal is to help put your life back together following an accident.

Scooters have grown tremendously in popularity due to the ease with which a rider can move about town and its accessibility. In the District, you do not have to walk far to find an available scooter and your smartphone only makes it that much easier. For short trips in town, that are perhaps a little farther than you would like to walk, a scooter is a great alternative to public transportation or a car.

Scooters Are Not For Everyone

Scooters are also immensely controversial. They have been blamed for collisions with pedestrians as sidewalks become clogged.  On any given day on any given sidewalk in D.C., you will find pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders fighting for the same space. This battle for limited pavement and concrete sometimes leads to choice words, if not accidents. The elderly walker is most at risk as reflexes are not what they used to be for our most treasured citizens and sometimes they are not able to get out of the way fast enough when a scooter rider comes buzzing down a sidewalk.

Some cities have banned or severely curtailed the use of scooters.  Paris keeps them off the sidewalks.  San Francisco had an outright ban until recently. And Manhattan wants nothing to do with scooters.

In the District, they are everywhere.  On crowded sidewalks, on busy streets, on bike and pedestrian trails, on jogging paths and in parks.   

Whether you were struck by a scooter or struck by another vehicle while riding a scooter, you may have a negligence claim worth pursuing if someone else caused your injury. Our accident reconstruction experts and lawyers will find the evidence. Our job is to then hold the negligent party responsible for causing you to suffer a serious injury. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

What Every Scooter Rider Should Know

Helmets

Most people injured while riding a scooter are not wearing a helmet.  A scooter rider is at risk of a head injury in much the same way as a cyclist.  A helmet can save your life.  A collision with a motor vehicle could have devastating consequences if you are not wearing a helmet. 

Avoid the Smartphone

If you are on a scooter it is best to not be on your phone. Checking your social media, texts, listening to music or just speaking on the phone can be hazardous to your health. You are no match for a 3,000 pound sedan going 25 miles per hour.

Nighttime Use

Most pedestrian fatalities happen at night. Scooters are equally at risk.  Wear light or reflective clothing.

Parked vehicles

Don’t scoot between parked vehicles. A car whipping down the street or around the corner won’t see you in time. Go for the crosswalks if you must cross the street.

Statute of Limitations for Scooter Accident Lawsuits

There is a time limit for initiating a lawsuit arising out of personal injuries suffered in a scooter accident. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years to make a claim. For claims of wrongful death, the District of Columbia imposes a limit of two years to file a lawsuit. Contact us for a free initial consultation. If you wait too long, you may be unable to pursue a case. When you reach out to us, we will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation, including an accident reconstruction performed by the best experts.

TOTAL DEDICATION

If you suffered serious injuries, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. 

Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.

SIX MONTHS’ NOTICE

If you were injured due to the negligence of the District of Columbia Government, then then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer.

You only have 6 months to file a claim with the District of Columbia Government before filing a lawsuit in court. Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

Do I Have to Pay a Scooter Accident Lawyer?

We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case.  In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.