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Riding E-Scooter on Street and Hit by Car. Car Driver Claims I Rode off Sidewalk Into Street.

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I was riding an electric scooter on the street, through an intersection, when I was hit by a left-turning car. I hit my head and suffered a concussion. The driver of the car claims I rode off the sidewalk into the street - not true. His insurance is blaming me. The accident was a month ago and I still have brain fog. I’m worried about the long-term effects of my injury. Do I have a case?


When an electric scooter rider is hit by a car, the injuries suffered by the scooter rider can be very serious. The vehicle driver’s insurance company doesn’t want to be on the hook for the scooter rider’s medical bills, and will often dispute liability, blaming the victim. The vehicle driver’s insurance adjuster may try to shift the blame to the scooter rider by contending:

  • The e-scooter rider rode off the sidewalk.
  • The e-scooter rider was illegally riding on the sidewalk.
  • The e-scooter rider wasn’t wearing a helmet.
  • The e-scooter rider was riding against the flow of traffic.
  • The e-scooter rider was speeding.
  • The e-scooter rider rode into the side of the car.

If you suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in a scooter accident, there’s a lot at stake. You may be facing months, or even years of recuperation. Your medical bills and lost wages will be significant. If you don’t have health insurance, you will be depending on emergency Medi-Cal to cover your bills, which means your treatment options will be limited.

If you were riding the electric scooter in the street, and you had the right of way at the intersection, and the driver who hit you violated your right of way, then the driver was at fault. If the driver is claiming you rode off the sidewalk, it’ll be important to gather any evidence which refutes the driver’s claim. Are there any witnesses? Videos from an adjacent business or a home’s security camera? Dashcam video from a car?

Call the Los Angeles law firm which specializes in e-scooter accidents: McGee, Lerer & Associates. We have represented over a hundred seriously injured e-scooter riders, and have been interviewed by over 50 local and national news organizations in our advocacy for injured electric scooter riders. We will fight to get your bills covered and get you compensation for your pain and suffering.

We are available 24/7 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. Contact us now.

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