Driving an electric scooter can be fun and rewarding, as you are able to zip in and out of places as well as be better to the environment. Unfortunately, operating this mode of transportation comes with inherent risks. If you or a loved one was the victim of an accident involving an electric scooter during which you suffered loss and injury, you may wonder if you have a case to bring against the guilty party. Making a case can involve showing negligence on the part of the other party involved, loss of personal property or health issues related to the accident.

Proving Negligence

If your accident was the unfortunate result of another driver’s negligence, you may have a case against that party. Negligence can be proved when the person was engaging in reckless or careless behaviors that led to the incident occurring. This could include texting while driving, driving without a valid driver’s license or insurance or driving under the influence. Any of these situations put you and other drivers and pedestrians in a dangerous situation and cannot be taken lightly. Especially when this negligent behavior led to damaged property or personal injury, the behavior should be addressed; your lawyer can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Loss of Personal Property

During the accident, your electric scooter may have had irreversible damage. Even if damage was repairable, this can be costly and time consuming. If you depend on your scooter as your sole means of transportation, this could greatly affect your daily life, and often, insurance companies do not pay what your property was worth. Loss of work and wages can occur as a result of being unable to get to your job without your mode of transport.

Health Issues

Accidents may cause immediate effects to your health, or the symptoms may come on gradually and build in intensity. Your lawyer can help you receive compensation for the medical expenses you encountered as a direct result of the injuries sustained during the accident and any loss of working hours due to health conditions.

An accident is always a scary thing, and the aftermath can be even scarier. When trying to figure out what to do after your scooter wreck, contact your lawyer for guidance about whether you have a case that you can bring forward against the at-fault party. Do not let someone’s negligence affect your life without receiving the restitution you deserve. Call a Newark personal injury attorney, like one from Rispoli & Borneo, P.C., today to schedule a meeting about your accident and its aftermath.