Scooters and mopeds offer an enjoyable way to navigate the bustling streets and picturesque scenery in the sun-soaked city of St. Petersburg, Florida. However, when accidents occur, these riders often face a high risk of injury due to their vulnerability compared to larger, enclosed vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a scooter or moped accident, we understand the unique challenges you’re facing. Questions about medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and who is at fault can be overwhelming, particularly as you focus on recovery. Our experienced team of scooter and moped accident attorneys is here to help navigate the complexities of your case and advocate on your behalf, with the goal of securing the maximum possible compensation for your losses.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 to speak with a St. Petersburg scooter and moped attorney or schedule a free case evaluation for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing scooter accident victims in St. Petersburg, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Scooter Accident Case Results

$250,000

Rear-End Collision Settlement

Settlement received for our client who was rear ended on the highway. The vehicle rolled several times and the victim sustained multiple fractures and lacerations.
$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… read more?
$444,000

Verdict for a Man Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Our client suffered injuries to the head, neck and back when an uninsured motorist rear-ended him while sitting in traffic. The at-fault driver hit our client with enough force to propel him into another vehicle,… read more?
$325,000

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.
$250,000

Head-On Collision with Commercial Truck

Settlement for victim injured when hit head on by commercial truck. She experienced significant injuries including compound fracture of tibia and fibula that broke through the skin requiring surgical repair.
$550,000

Car Accident Settlement

Our attorneys were able to settle an auto accident case for $550,000 on behalf of a gentleman in St. Pete who was t-boned in his Honda Civic due to a negligent driver. Our client suffered injuries to the chest, back… read more?
$375,000

Crash Resulting in Neck, Shoulder, and Back Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $375,000 for a client who was involved in a crash after another driver made a left turn in front of her.  The crash resulted in neck, shoulder,… read more?
$420,000

Car Collision with Garbage Truck

Recovery for victim who was severely injured in a car collision with a garbage truck. Victim’s vehicle completely crushed. Our client had a TMJ injury that required surgery.
$216,780

Settlement for Client Injured by a Lyft Driver

Our client was struck when a Lyft driver ran stop sign and hit her while crossing the intersection, resulting in neck and back injuries.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Scooter and Moped Accident Injuries

Scooter and moped riders are particularly vulnerable in accidents due to their exposure and the lack of protective barriers compared to cars. Common injuries sustained in a scooter or moped accident include:

  • Head and Brain Injuries: These can range from minor concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), especially if the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact from a crash or being thrown off the scooter can lead to fractures in the arms, legs, ribs, and other areas.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can occur from the force of the collision and can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis.
  • Road Rash: When riders slide across the pavement, they can suffer extensive skin abrasions, also known as road rash.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These include damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons and can occur anywhere in the body due to the accident.
  • Internal Injuries: These may include internal bleeding or organ damage from the impact.
  • Facial Injuries and Dental Damage: Facial injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe dental damage and broken bones.
  • Psychological Trauma: A crash involving a scooter or moped can cause serious mental and emotional impact, leading to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety.

Always seek immediate medical attention following a scooter or moped accident, even if you feel fine initially. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and can manifest hours or days later.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Petersburg Scooter and Moped Accident Victims

If you choose to pursue a claim after a scooter or moped accident, several types of compensation may be available, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Here are some potential forms of compensatory damages:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with immediate medical care, such as emergency room visits, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and long-term care if needed.
  • Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injuries cause you to miss work or impact your ability to work in the future, you may be compensated for lost wages and potential future earnings.
  • Property Damage: This includes the repair or replacement cost of your scooter or moped and any other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish caused by the accident and its aftermath.
  • Emotional Distress: In some cases, particularly traumatic accidents can lead to compensation for psychological impacts like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Punitive Damages: If the at-fault party’s actions were particularly reckless or negligent, you might be awarded punitive damages on top of any compensatory damages.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand what forms of compensation may be available in your specific situation and guide you through the process.

Next Steps After an Accident

Being involved in a scooter or moped accident can be a shocking and disorienting experience. However, your actions immediately after the accident and in the following days can significantly impact your ability to recover physically and financially. Here are the steps you should take after a scooter or moped accident:

  1. Check for Injuries: Your health should be your priority. Assess yourself for any injuries, and ensure others involved in the accident are also okay.
  2. Call 911: Even in seemingly minor accidents, it’s crucial to report the incident to the police. They will document the scene and create an official accident report, which will be vital if you decide to file a claim.
  3. Get Medical Attention: Visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent and can appear days after the accident. Prompt medical attention can help document these injuries.
  4. Document the Scene: If you can, take pictures or videos of the accident scene, your scooter or moped, and any visible injuries. Collect the contact and insurance information of all parties involved, as well as any witnesses.
  5. Avoid Admitting Fault: It’s important not to apologize or admit fault at the scene, as it could be used against you later. Simply stick to the facts when talking to law enforcement.
  6. Consult with a Scooter or Moped Accident Attorney: Navigating the aftermath of a scooter or moped accident can be complex. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

In these challenging times, know that our team of dedicated scooter and moped accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is here to assist you. Don’t hesitate to reach out for the support and legal expertise you need.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company?

Avoid speaking with insurance companies before consulting with your attorney. Insurance companies often seek to minimize your claim; having your attorney handle these conversations can prevent potential damage to your case.

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Additional Scooter Accident Resources

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 insurance information. Once you have completed the above items, contact an experienced... read more?

Contact Our St. Pete Scooter and Moped Accident Attorneys

At The Ruth Law Team, our dedicated scooter and moped accident attorneys are here to provide the legal support and representation you need during this difficult time. Don’t try to navigate the complexities of your accident claim alone. Call (727) 325-5155 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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We offer free in-person and virtual consultations and are ready to serve your legal needs with compassion and dedication. As we have for more than four decades, The Ruth Law Team remains committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

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Physical Address:
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St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
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(727) 325-5155

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P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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