Atlanta Lawyer Jason is an experienced personal injury lawyer representing victims of Scooter accidents in Atlanta.
- Our firm is recognized as one of Georgia’s top law firms specializing in accident victim representation.
- We provide unmatched attention to your scooter injury claim.
- We explore every settlement source available to you. A scooter injury lawyer will make sure that you are compensated by every available insurance policy.
- We will go the extra mile to make sure your needs are met. If you are unable to travel to our office, we will arrange to meet you at your home
- Our fees are lower than most injury firms. Our commitment to you is to make sure that you recover from your injures and receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
A scooter injury lawyer with the experience that you can trust.
If you were injured riding a scooter, you need an experienced advocate on your side.
Scooter accidents often result in serious injuries and you deserve an advocate who will demand the maximum compensation available under the Georgia law. We have successfully represented accident victims all over the state of Georgia.
Call us today for a free consultation regarding your scooter accident at 404-565-1618.
Bird scooters seemingly appeared on the streets and sidewalks of Atlanta overnight. Suddenly the entire city had an environmentally friendly and fun new option for short distance travel. No one had ever seen these scooters before, much less had any experience in their operation. Not wanting to miss out on the new fad, several other companies began flooding Atlanta’s busy streets with even more scooters.
With speeds approaching fifteen miles per hour, these battery powered vehicles offered little in terms of safety for the operator. Although they claim to require helmets, operators were expected to provide their own. This surprising speed and everyone’s inexperience lead to numerous injuries.
What can a lawyer do for the victim of a scooter accident?
Being injured in any accident can be stressful and overwhelming. To make matters worse, the insurance company hopes to pressure you into a quick settlement for a fraction of the value of your scooter injury claim.
The insurance companies are not concerned that you receive necessary compensation so that you can afford necessary medical treatment. A victim in a scooter accident should never try handle their injury case alone. It is best to find an injury lawyer you trust who will deal with details of your claim while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
It is important to hire a scooter injury lawyer quickly to ensure that your injury claim is properly preserved. Also, an experienced injury lawyer will explore all available sources of compensation – including uninsured motorist protection and third-party liability.
By hiring a personal accident lawyer, you do not have to worry yourself with the financial obligations or stress involved with properly pursuing your injury claim. Our injury law firm will front all expenses necessary to pursue your claim. If we do not win your case, you do not have to pay for our representation, nor will you be required reimburse us for expenses that we invested into your injury case.
The only way to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve is to hire an experienced injury lawyer.
Call us at (404) 565-1618 to schedule a free consultation where we will discuss your injury claim with a scooter injury lawyer. We have offices conveniently located in Atlanta and Rome. If you are unable to meet at our office, we can travel to your home or meet remotely.
Battery Powered Scooter regulations:
It likely seems counterintuitive, but popular battery powered scooters were only permitted to be used on the roadway – not the sidewalk. This creates a serious risk of injury for those involved in scooter accidents.
The sudden popularity of unregulated battery powered scooters was a shock to the City of Atlanta. Once people were severely injured and killed, the city responded with the following regulations intended to protect riders from these serious accidents:
- Scooters may not be operated after dark. Drivers were having a difficult time seeing scooters at night resulting in serious accidents and injuries. As a result, one of the first regulations enacted was to ban the operation of scooters after dark.
- Hands free laws apply to scooters: Just like the recent legislation prohibiting drivers from using their cell phone while driving, scooter operators are prohibited from using their cell phone while riding a scooter.
- One person per scooter: This may seem pretty obvious to most, but only one person is allowed to ride a scooter at a given time.
- Scooters must follow traffic rules: Scooter riders must follow all traffic rules as if they are in car. This includes obeying traffic signals and yielding to pedestrians.
Do you handle all scooter injury cases?
Although battery powered scooters are the new fad, scooters powered by a gasoline engine have been around for quite some time. Just like battery powered scooters and motorcycles, scooters with engines do not provide much, if any, protection from other vehicles when involved in an accident.
If you were injured while driving any type of scooter, we can help. Call us today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Do I need a lawyer after a scooter accident?
If you were injured in a scooter accident, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer. Otherwise, you will likely receive less compensation than you are entitled to under Georgia law.
The first step to preserve an injury claim is to obtain photographs of all vehicles involved. If your injuries prohibited you from taking photographs at the scene of the accident, we work to preserve this important evidence.
You should also photograph any visible injuries that you have. In the likely event that you will need additional medical treatment an injury lawyer can help coordinate all future medical treatment – at no up-front cost to you.
If left untreated, injures sustained in a scooter accident can negatively impact your quality of life. You will likely find yourself unable to work or perform normal activities. You do not have to endure constant pain. Do not let a negligent driver unnecessarily impact the rest of your life. An accident lawyer can help you not only receive the compensation you deserve; we can also ensure you receive the medical treatment you need to recover from your injuries – even if you do not have health insurance.
Do not let the insurance company pay you less than what you deserve. Victims of scooter accidents are almost always entitled to substantial compensation.
If you were injured in a scooter accident you deserve an experienced and aggressive injury lawyer. Call (404) 565-1618 for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your injury case.
What should I do if I was injured riding a scooter?
Scooter accidents can be life altering events. Unfortunately, scooters do not provide any protection for a collision with another vehicle. This frequently results in serious injuries.
If you were injured in a scooter accident, we recommend you take the following steps:
- Contact the police so they can make a report.
- If you can, take pictures and videos! Document everything that you can.
- Get contact information for all witnesses who saw the accident.
- If you are injured, go to the hospital to get the medical treatment you need.
- Never give a recorded statement to the insurance company without first speaking with an injury lawyer.
- Call a personal injury lawyer that specializes in representing victims in scooter accidents.
Scooter accident victims can be entitled to substantial compensation. Lawyer Jason McLendon is an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney who is experienced in representing the victims in all types of accidents. You deserve to receive the medical treatment that you need as well as the maximum compensation allowed under the law.
Call us at (404) 565-1618 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your injury claim with a personal injury lawyer. We have offices conveniently located in Atlanta and Rome. If you are unable to meet at our office, we can travel to your home or meet remotely.
How much does a scooter accident lawyer cost?
If you were injured riding a scooter, the last thing you need is another out-of-pocket expense. Many people think that they cannot afford a personal injury lawyer – but this is not the case.
If you were injured in any accident, a personal injury lawyer is the best investment that you can make. Injury lawyers are paid on what is called a contingency fee. This means that if we do not win your case, we do not get paid. Better yet, you will never have any out of your pocket expenses to pursue your injury claim. When the case is settled, an injury lawyer will receive a predetermined portion of the settlement as payment for their services your case.
Not all injury lawyers charge the same percentage. The large law firms spend tens of thousands of dollars every month to advertise on billboards and television. As a result, they almost always charge a higher percentage than our personal injury law firm. They also tend settle you case quickly for less money because their focus is generating quick settlements – rather than quality of legal representation. Our law firm charges the lowest standard rate of any personal injury law firm so you can be confident that you will receive the maximum compensation for your injury.
Importantly, Atlanta Lawyer Jason McLendon guarantees that we will never receive more money from your settlement than you do. You were injured. You deserve maximum compensation for your injuries. A shocking number of injury lawyers do not follow this practice and will regularly take more money from your injury case than you will receive.
If you were injured riding a scooter, call 404-565-1618 for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer who is a trusted partner within the Latino community.
What are the most common injuries seen in Scooter accidents?
Scooter accident victims sometimes experience serious injuries.
The most common injuries include:
Head injuries typically cause dizziness, nausea, memory issues and blurred vision.
You are likely entitled to substantial financial compensation if you broke a bone during a scooter accident
Back pain is another common injury experienced by almost all accident victims.
Neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious injury. It is important to see a doctor who can diagnose the cause of your neck pain.
Sometimes, a victim if a scooter accident will have pain radiating from one location to other parts of their body. Radiating pain is usually a sign of a more serious injury that will need the assistance of medical attention.
How much is a scooter accident worth?
Victims in scooter accidents frequently ask how much their injury claim is worth. There are no hard and fast rules about the value of your injury claim. As a general rule, the total value of your injuries is left up to a jury to determine.
That said, a powerful legal team experienced in scooter accidents gives you the best chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve without a lengthy delay waiting for a jury trial. An experienced injury lawyer will demand substantial compensation from the insurance company using your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, the agony that you endured.
The most important factor to determine the value of your bodily injury claim is the extent of your injuries. Generally, serious injuries are also accompanied by significant medical expenses.
It makes sense that a settlement for someone with serious injuries will be greater than a settlement for someone with only minor injuries. In theory, a settlement for a scooter injury victim is designed to compensate you for your pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses and time spent seeking medical treatment. The law calls this being “made whole” – or to put you in the place you were prior to the accident. Because the proceeds of your injury settlement are intended to make you whole, you will not be required to pay taxes on these funds.
Generally speaking, the more medical expenses that you incur due to your injures, the more your claim is worth. This is because substantial medical treatment is generally an indicator of severe injuries.
Sometimes, a serious injury will not be accompanied by expensive medical bills. An example of this is a broken bone. Scooter accident victims with broken bones will endure pain and suffering throughout a lengthy recovery; but there is relatively little medical treatment involved in this injury.
However, you cannot expect to be rewarded by accumulating unnecessary medical expenses. The insurance company will thoroughly your medical records and bills to make sure they are legitimate and directly related to your accident.
As an experienced accident lawyer, Jason McLendon has relationships with medical providers and will assist you with finding the best medical facilities to address your specific injuries. Call us today at 404-565-1618 for a free consultation regarding your scooter accident injuries.
Pain and Suffering:
Pain and suffering is an important component of your injury claim. Yet, it is difficult to quantify exactly how much your pain and suffering is worth. The value of your pain and suffering is generally related to the amount of your medical expenses.
In some circumstances, your pain and suffering is not accurately reflected in your medical bills. Broken bones are a great example of such an injury. Generally broken bones are very painful injuries that significantly disrupt daily life. Yet, this type of injury rarely requires continuous medical treatment to heal. In this circumstance, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to negotiate the true value of this injury – despite not incurring significant medical expenses.
Property Damage is another component that may have an impact on the value of your settlement. Although this is not the most significant component of your injury claim, it is important to be aware how property damage can impact the value your injury claim.
If your scooter is damaged, you should always file a property damage claim to have it repaired. Naturally, an insurance adjuster will be skeptical if an injured party claims to have serious injuries resulting from an accident where there is no reported property damage.
Lost Wages are another component of the overall value of any injury claim. If you are unable to work and are not being paid, the law allows you to seek compensation for all wages lost due to your injuries. In some situations, lost wages may also include other financial benefits, such as bonuses.
The amount of your lost wage claim will be proven by your financial records and pay stubs that reflect your earnings leading up to your accident and after you were injured.
If you suffered a permanent injury that impacts your future earnings, we will pursue a claim for lost earning capacity. This is a special claim that applies if you will never recover to the extent necessary to be employed in the same capacity as you were prior to your accident. This type of claim is most prevalent in careers involving physical labor.
If you were injured in a scooter accident and have lost wages as a result, call (404) 565-1618 for a free, no obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.
Can I sue if a family member was killed in a scooter accident?
Losing a loved one is never easy. When you find out that their death could have been avoided, it hurts even worse. The family of a deceased scooter accident victim can be entitled to substantial compensation.
A wrongful death claim can be filed by the heirs of the victim of a fatal scooter accident. A Georgia lawyer specializing in wrongful death can help you determine which family member that can bring this type of claim.
A wrongful death claim will reimburse an accident victim’s family for expenses incurred such as funeral expenses, medical expenses, and lost future wages. You also may be compensated for the decedent’s pain, suffering, and injuries that they experienced prior to their unfortunate passing.
If you lost someone close to you in a scooter accident, you should consider the assistance of an experienced attorney who has handled wrongful death cases. Let us handle all of the details of preserving and pursuing the wrongful death claim while you and your family grieve your untimely loss.
To properly preserve your wrongful death claim, it is important to act quickly to safeguard necessary evidence. Call us today for a free consultation where we can discuss your wrongful death claim relating to a scooter accident.
How do we approach scooter accidents?
Our firm believes that an aggressive approach is the best way to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries sustained in a scooter accident. Rather than waiting to see how the insurance company intends to handle your claim, we proactively build your case from the moment we are retained.
Our team will gather reports, photographs and witness statements needed to prove who is responsible for your injuries. We will also employ Georgia’s best experts to thoroughly document and maintain evidence proving that the other driver caused the accident and is liable for your injuries. We will also work with you to document any visible injuries that you have.
In the likely event that you need additional medical treatment, an injury lawyer can coordinate all future medical treatment – at no up-front cost to you. Do not let a negligent driver unnecessarily impact the rest of your life. An accident lawyer can help you not only receive the compensation you deserve; we can also ensure you receive the medical treatment you will need to recover from your injuries – even if you do not have health insurance.
We will deal with the insurance companies so that you can focus on your recovery. Call an experienced and aggressive scooter accident lawyer today for a free, no obligation consultation at (404) 565-1618.
Frequently Asked Questions from scooter accident injury victims
What will it cost to hire a lawyer after being injured in a scooter accident?
You will never pay anything out of pocket to be represented by a scooter injury lawyer. If we win your case, we will earn a pre-determined portion of the overall settlement as payment for our legal representation.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best investment you can make if you were injured in an accident. The insurance companies and their lawyers will try to pressure you into settling your case for far less than you deserve. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve. Call us at 404-565-1618 for a free, no obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
How long will the process take?
How long your injury claim will last depends on a two main factors. The first is the severity of your injuries and the timeline for your recovery. In most circumstances, we will wait until you have completed all medical treatment before demanding compensation. As such, the time it takes to recover from your injuries largely dictates how long your injury claim will last.
The other major factor in determining how long your injury case will last is whether the insurance company will agree to a fair settlement. If they refuse to adequately compensate you for your injuries, we will file a lawsuit in our pursuant for justice. We are not afraid to fight for you and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries – no matter how long the process takes.
How are scooter accidents different from typical car accidents?
Scooter accidents are different from the average car accident. Scooter injury victims often suffer from severe and sometimes life-threatening injuries. Sometimes this additional financial exposure with cause insurance companies to deny a claim.
If this happens, we partner with Georgia’s leading accident reconstructionists to ensure that your scooter injury claim is preserved. Our experts will analyze and photograph all vehicles involved in your accident so that we can prove who is responsible for your injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a scooter accident, we will build your injury claim with maximum compensation in mind. We strategically position scooter claims in a manner where the insurance company will almost certainly pay out the policy limits – the maximum settlement available to your under Georgia law.
Call us at (404) 565-1618 for a free consultation regarding your injury claim. We can help you navigate this complex type of injury claim and demand the maximum settlement that you deserve.
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