Broken electric scooter on the road in Paris, France 10-9-19. This depict 2 major ecological problems : planned obsolescence and short term use objects

Scooter Accident Lawyer – Tampa, FL


E-Scooter accidents are relatively new occurrences. As a result, not all victims are aware that they have legal options in the wake of such collisions. It’s important to understand that connecting with an experienced Tampa, Florida scooter accident lawyer from Jeff Murphy Law will help to preserve your legal options and protect your rights. Once our legal team understands the particulars of your accident, we can help you to make an informed decision about whether to pursue damages against the scooter company, an offending motorist and/or other responsible party. Our experienced Tampa, FL scooter accident lawyer can help you to understand your options and to pursue whichever one is right for you. Should you decide to pursue legal action, you’ll need to consider the following:


Establishing Fault

In order to file a successful claim, you have to establish fault. This usually means that you have to prove negligence. Negligence generally occurs when another person acts carelessly and causes harm or damage to another person or his or her property. When it comes to e-scooter accidents, injuries can occur due to other drivers, poor road conditions, equipment malfunctions, defects, or the rider’s behavior. A Tampa, FL scooter accident lawyer can help you to determine why your accident happened and who/what is to blame for the harm you have suffered. 


Damages – Malfunctions

What happens if the scooter malfunctions? Imagine that you need to stop the scooter, but it refuses to brake and you collide with another car. If the scooter malfunctions, this may be the fault of the rental company or the scooter manufacturer. If the rental company fails to perform proper maintenance, then you may be able to seek damages from the rental company. In some cases, it may be the fault of the manufacturer. If it is a case of faulty parts, you may be able to seek damages from the manufacturer instead. You may not be sure if a malfunction occurred in your case, as accidents often happen with little warning. That’s okay. A Tampa, FL scooter accident lawyer can investigate and provide clarity. 


Damages – General Negligence.

If you suffered injuries after an e-scooter accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. No matter who/what is to blame (even if you are partially to blame), you may be able to recover financial damages as a result of the harm that your accident has caused. To find out more about the types of damages that you can claim, consult with a Tampa, FL scooter accident lawyer from Jeff Murphy Law today. Once you better understand your options, you can make an informed decision regarding how to proceed. 

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