Scooter and Moped Accidents

In Florida, many people elect to drive electric scooters and mopeds rather than a traditional vehicle. They are easy to park, they get good gas mileage, and they are fun to drive. Unfortunately, they can also be dangerous. Distracted drivers make poor choices. If you were hit on a scooter or moped, consult with an experienced lawyer. Whether you were driving a scooter or a passenger on one, our attorneys will talk you through your legal rights after an accident.

Bird, Lime, Veo, and Razor Scooter Injuries

Electric scooter sharing is a new take on ride sharing. Similar to the old-school Razor scooters, Lime, Bird, and similar scooter companies have hit cities across the nation, offering an affordable way to get around town. In fact, downtown Tampa is one of the next cities expected to test an electric scooter sharing pilot program. However, there are risks associated with these programs.

A Fort Lauderdale mother has sued Lime after her daughter was severely injured on a Lime Scooter. She says the scooter’s app clearly instructs people not to drive on local sidewalks, thus pushing them onto the street. However, Florida law states operating scooters on the street is illegal. Unfortunately, the rider was following Lime’s instructions and was hit by a car and gravely injured. An attorney for the family states that scooter riders are not only getting hit by cars, but they are also hitting pedestrians by following Lime’s instructions.

Other riders claim their Lime scooters have caught fire and even broken in half. Were you injured on a Bird scooter, Lime scooter, or other electric scooter? Consider consulting with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law in Florida.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scooter Accidents

What If I Was Hit On a Scooter?

If you were hit on a scooter, you will likely need to seek immediate medical attention! If you are able to safely move out of harm’s way, you should do so and immediately call police. Do not admit fault in the accident. Take photos if possible, and obtain the other driver’s license plate number and… read more?

Our Case Results

$2,500,000

Truck Accident

Our client was driving a dump truck on the highway when a driver (who was driving under the influence) failed to maintain his lane and collided with our client.  Our client went off the road and collided with the barricade, causing his truck to overturn. …
$60,000

Driver Fractures Arm in Auto Accident

Recovery for driver who fractured her arm in a car accident while she was visiting family in Florida from out of state.
$260,000

Driver Rear Ended, Suffers Neck Injury

Settlement for victim rear rear ended at high rate of speed. She suffered injury to her neck requiring surgery and also an injury to her shoulder requiring surgery.
$1,035,000

Pedestrian Hit by Tractor Trailer

Recovery for our client who was severely injured when hit by a tractor trailer. The victim was drug by the trailer causing fractures, torn muscles, permanent scarring and disfigurement.
$100,000

Settlement For Motorcycle Accident in Pasco

Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to distracted drivers on the road. Our client was in a medically induced coma for three weeks after a motorcycle crash in Pasco County. He endured several fractures in his face, hand and leg, all requiring surgery. By the time…
$800,000

To Man’s Family After Tragic Loss Due To Motorcycle Collision With Road Debris

A 37 year-old man was riding his motorcycle on I-275 in Tampa, Florida when he struck a wood pallet causing him to be thrown up in the air before hitting the roadway. After extensive litigation including many company depositions, our attorneys proved the company’s negligence…
$257,500

Victim Injured in Crash with Rock Hauler

Settlement for victim in significant crash with a rock hauler that ran a red light. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered multiple fractures, abrasions and facial wounds.
$1,795,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

In May 2019, a Pinellas County jury awarded our client $1.795 million after her car accident in which she suffered injuries to her neck resulting in surgery.
$1,300,000

Rider Shatters Wrist in Motorcycle Accident

Another law firm requested our assistance as co-counsel to help obtain a $1,300,000 settlement after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. He endured multiple surgeries after a driver hit him, shattering his wrist and hand.
$150,000

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement obtained for a client who was at a complete stop when another driver reversed into her car. Our client suffered shoulder and back injuries as a result of the accident.
$230,000

Settlement For Accident

Accidents happen quickly and without warning. Our client was stopped at an intersection behind a large truck and suffered injury requiring spinal surgery when the truck backed into her vehicle. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the company he worked for. This case…
$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case in May 2019 for a gentleman who was in a five-car pile up caused by an erratic driver. He underwent shoulder surgery as a result of being rear ended.

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Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Since bicyclists are at an increased risk of injury in an accident, it is important to understand the main causes of these incidents. Even the most safety-conscious bicyclists can be involved in a bike accident. These accidents are often the result of negligence on the part of the motor vehicle owner. Some of the most common factors that contribute to a bike accident are:

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Being involved in a bike accident can impact you for the rest of your life. That is why it is essential to hold any involved parties accountable for the damages that they have caused by contacting The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 for a free review of your case by one of our bike accident lawyers. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you so you can focus on putting your life back together.

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