In a Business Insider and a Consumer Reports investigation, there have been over 1,545 accidents in the past year involving e-scooters. This number is so worrisome that the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has started their own investigation into the rise of e-scooters as they expand nationwide in order to assess the public health risks associated with e-scooter accidents (The CDC is studying the rise in e-scooter injuries).
Cities and even college campuses across the nation have begun taking action against e-scooters and the health risks they impose. According to Ordinance No.4372, adopted by the city of Scottsdale, e-scooters are no longer permitted to be ridden or parked in/on public spaces and sidewalks. To avoid being fined or vehicle impoundment, e-scooter riders will be forced to ride in the bicycle lane which may put riders at additional risk of accident.
If you are involved in an e-scooter accident, remember to follow these simple steps:
- Checking your health (and seeking medical care if needed)
- Getting information
For more details on what to do if in an accident, be sure to check out: I got into a car accident – what do I do now?
If you are injured in an e-scooter accident, contact the team at Leon Law PLLC for a free case review and consultation to learn more about your legal options. Call (480) 269-1083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.