Navigating the aftermath of a scooter or moped accident can be overwhelming. The physical pain, mounting medical bills, and the stress of not knowing what to do next can weigh heavily on anyone’s shoulders. Unfortunately, these incidents are more common in Tampa’s bustling streets than we’d hoped. 

We understand the gravity of your situation and the importance of having someone by your side who genuinely cares. At The Ruth Law Team, we’ve witnessed the challenges victims face and are dedicated to offering a beacon of hope in these trying times.

Don’t walk this path alone; reach out to The Ruth Law Team today and discuss how we can serve you. Call us at (813) 212-3765 to speak with a Tampa scooter and moped attorney or schedule a free case evaluation for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

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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 Tampa, 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

$100,000

Settlement Obtained for Client in a Head-On Crash

We obtained a $100,000 settlement for a client who was hit head on by an uninsured driver. She went to the hospital where she was treated for a concussion and bruising as well as hip,… read more?
$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$275,000

Vehicle Struck by Commercial Truck

Amount recovered for car accident victim who was severely injured when her vehicle was hit by a commercial truck that crossed over into her lane. She experienced permanent neck, jaw and shoulder injuries and had… read more?
$425,000

Car Accident Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case 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.
$75,000

Rollover Accident

A negligent driver turned left in front of our client, causing our client’s SUV to flip over.  EMS transported our client to the hospital.  The rollover crash resulted in neck, head, and shoulder injuries.
$89,999

Drunk Driver Swerves and Hits Car Head On

The at-fault driver in this crash was driving under the influence when he swerved into our client’s lane and hit him head on, causing a significant impact on Gunn Highway. Our client suffered injuries to… read more?
$105,000

Bicyclist Hit by a Van

Our client was visiting from out of state when his life was changed in an instant. This gentleman was riding his bicycle when a van voided his right-of-way and turned left in front of him in Seminole, Florida. This case settled out of court.
$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.
$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.

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

Tampa Scooter Accident Attorney

Common Scooter and Moped Accident Injuries

Scooters, while a convenient mode of transportation, can expose riders to specific vulnerabilities on the road. When collisions or accidents occur, riders are often at a higher risk due to the lack of protective barriers than those in larger vehicles. Over our extensive history in Tampa, we’ve seen a range of injuries resulting from these accidents. Here’s a comprehensive list of common injuries we’ve encountered:

  • Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): A significant impact can cause severe brain injuries or concussions even with a helmet.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Arms, wrists, and legs are especially prone to breaks due to the instinctive reaction to brace for impact.
  • Lacerations and Abrasions: Often termed ‘road rash,’ these can range from minor scrapes to deep wounds.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can result in partial or complete paralysis, significantly impacting one’s quality of life.
  • Internal Injuries: Impacts can lead to internal bleeding or damage to vital organs.
  • Sprains and Strains: Ligaments and muscles can get overstretched or torn during a collision.
  • Facial and Dental Injuries: The face is vulnerable during a fall, leading to injuries ranging from minor bruises to fractures or dental damage.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: The experience can lead to post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or depression.

While this list provides an overview of common injuries, it’s important to remember that each accident is unique, and the repercussions can be multifaceted. Understanding the depth and range of these injuries underscores the importance of seeking legal support to ensure you receive adequate care and resources for your recovery.

The Ruth Law Team is here to stand by your side if you or a loved one has experienced any of these injuries following a scooter accident. Together, we can navigate the road to recovery and seek the justice you deserve.

Call us at (813) 212-3765 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Scooter and Moped Accident Victims

In the aftermath of a scooter accident, victims often face physical and emotional challenges and financial burdens. Pursuing legal action can offer a path to obtain the necessary compensation to mitigate these unexpected expenses and losses. When you decide to take legal steps, here’s a list of potential compensations you might be entitled to:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering immediate medical bills, surgeries, therapy, medications, and any future medical treatments related to the accident.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Financial support for physical therapy or other necessary treatments aiding in your recovery.
  • Pain and Suffering: For the physical pain and mental anguish experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement or repair costs for your scooter or any other personal belongings damaged in the incident.
  • Emotional Distress: Addressing the psychological impact, such as anxiety, depression, or other emotional disorders stemming from the accident.
  • Wrongful Death: In tragic circumstances where a fatality occurs, families can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and other related damages.
  • Out-of-pocket Expenses: Miscellaneous costs that you might have incurred directly due to the accident, such as rental cars or modifications to homes for accessibility.

The journey post-accident can be daunting, with many unknowns and unexpected challenges. By understanding the different avenues of compensation, you are better equipped to make informed decisions about your next steps.

Your well-being and financial stability are paramount. At The Ruth Law Team, we’re dedicated to guiding you through this process with dedication and compassion. Let’s work collaboratively to secure the relief and support you need in these challenging times.

Next Steps After an Accident

Experiencing a scooter accident can be a disorienting and distressing event. Knowing the right steps to take immediately after can make a significant difference in both your physical recovery and legal outcome. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the aftermath:

  • Prioritize Safety: Before anything else, ensure you and any other parties involved are out of harm’s way. Move to a safe location, away from the flow of traffic if possible.
  • File a Police Report: Report the accident to local law enforcement, especially if there are significant injuries or damages. This will provide an official record of the incident.
  • Document the Scene: Take photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, damages to your scooter, and any other relevant details such as the at-fault driver’s insurance. This will be invaluable evidence if you decide to take legal action.
  • Collect Witness Information: If there were any witnesses, gather their names, contact information, and a brief statement about what they saw.
  • Speak With an Attorney: Before reaching out to insurance companies, consult with a trusted accident and injury attorney. They can provide valuable guidance on how to communicate with insurers, ensuring your rights and interests are protected. Remember, insurance companies often prioritize their bottom line; having legal counsel ensures your needs are front and center.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you feel fine initially, certain injuries might not manifest immediately. It’s crucial to see a doctor or medical professional to identify and treat any potential injuries.
  • Avoid Discussing Fault: Be cautious about admitting or discussing fault with anyone at the scene. Your statements can potentially be used against you later.
  • Maintain Records: Keep track of all medical bills, repair costs, lost wages, and any other expenses related to the accident. This will be essential for your claim.
  • Follow Up on Medical Care: Continue any recommended treatments or therapies. Consistent medical records can serve as crucial evidence of your sustained injuries.

The path following a scooter accident might seem overwhelming, but remember that you’re not alone. Prioritizing your health and seeking legal guidance can help ease the journey. At The Ruth Law Team, we’re committed to standing beside you, providing the expertise and support you need at every turn. Reach out and let us be your ally in this challenging time.

Call us at (813) 212-3765 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Before delving into detailed conversations or giving any recorded statements, consulting with a trusted attorney is always recommended. Armed with legal insights, you can ensure that your communications with the insurer safeguard your best interests and rights. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you’ll have the guidance you need to handle these interactions with confidence.

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 Tampa Scooter and Moped Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been affected by a scooter accident in Tampa, The Ruth Law Team is here to offer support and legal expertise. With over 40 years of experience in championing the rights of accident victims, our dedicated accident attorneys understand the complexities of your situation and are prepared to guide you toward a brighter, more secure future. Let us be the voice that fights for your justice and well-being. Call (813) 212-3765 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

The Ruth Law Team’s Tampa offices are a welcoming space for those seeking guidance. We believe in clear communication and understanding, which is why we offer free, no-obligation consultations. It’s an opportunity for you to share your story, ask questions, and learn about the potential paths forward. Our commitment is to provide genuine assistance, ensuring you’re well-informed every step of the way. Give us a call – we’re here to help.

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Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

Mailing Address:
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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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