Lime urges its scooter renters to follow local laws for helmets, parking, and road safety. They also have other safety tips on their website to push renters in Miami and other cities into staying safe out there. Lime scooter riders, like bike riders and pedestrians, are at a serious disadvantage in an accident involving cars, trucks, and SUVs, and these riders could face very serious or even deadly injuries.
If you were hit by a car while riding a Lime rental scooter in Miami or the surrounding areas, contact Prosper Shaked Accident Injury Attorneys PA today. Our Miami Lime scooter injury lawyer may be able to take your injury case and help you seek compensation from the appropriate parties to get you the financial compensation you need for your injuries. For a free legal consultation on your case and to learn more about suing for a rental scooter injury, call our law offices today at (305) 694-2676.
Suing for Lime Scooter Accidents in Miami, Florida
If you were injured while riding a Lime scooter, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties to seek damages for your injuries. However, there may be limitations on whom you can sue. Talk to a personal injury lawyer about how to build your case and what parties to sue for injuries.
The scooter rental company, whether it be Lime or another company, might not be a valid target for your lawsuit. First of all, if the injuries you faced were caused by someone else, such as another driver, Lime might not be involved. Second, the terms of service you agree to when using a Lime scooter might prevent you from suing Lime. Still, if they did something wrong to help contribute to your injuries, our attorney can look into suing them for your injuries.
In other cases, your injuries are more likely the fault of irresponsible drivers that injured you in a car accident. Drivers in cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles on the road are required to give you the same rights as other vehicles on the road, which means yielding to you when appropriate and giving you space on the street. Hitting you with a car may be their fault, and they might be held responsible in a lawsuit.
When deciding how to file your claim, you might also consider filing an insurance claim. Typically, you must choose between an insurance claim and a lawsuit, since an insurance payout will usually be considered a settlement that blocks your case from going to court. However, insurance payments are typically too low to cover your case, since they only cover a portion of the damages and may exclude damages for pain and suffering. Talk to a lawyer before accepting any money or filing any insurance claims for your injuries.
Compensation for Injuries from a Lime Scooter Accident
If you sue the at-fault driver in a Lime scooter accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the injuries you faced. Most scooter accidents involve low-speed collisions and may simply knock riders to the ground. Hopefully, these accidents would not result in severe injuries, but many accidents at higher speeds or crashes involving multiple cars might cause serious injuries or even death. If you faced severe injuries in a scooter accident, you may be able to claim full compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
If your injuries are severe, you may face high medical bills. Keeping track of your medical records, the bills from your doctor and hospital, and any other records of expenses you paid toward your care can become excellent evidence of these damages that you can present in court to prove your injuries. You should be entitled to claim the full value of these damages, even though many insurance policies might only cover a certain percentage of these costs.
If your injuries were severe enough to stop you from going to work, you may be entitled to claim damages for lost wages. This can include damages for wages missed during your recovery as well as wages you continue to miss if you are still out of work and damages you will miss in the future. If your injury caused a disability or other physical limitations that cause you to earn less money, you can claim the difference in earnings in court as well. These damages can be proved with pay stubs and financial records, and financial experts can help project future costs.
The damages you claim in a lawsuit can also include pain and suffering damages. These damages are usually blocked in insurance claims, so it is vital to talk to a lawyer about taking your case to court to claim these damages. In many injury cases, the damages for pain and suffering can be the most substantial part of your damages. Proving these damages in court is not typically as simple as presenting financial records. Instead, you may need to testify about how the injury affected your life and reduced your enjoyment. You should also keep a journal of your recovery to help you provide details about your pain and suffering to the jury.
Call for a Free Legal Consultation on Your Miami Lime Scooter Injury Lawsuit
Miami Lime scooter injury lawyer Prosper Shaked represents victims of electric rental scooter injuries and their families in lawsuits against negligent drivers to get them the compensation they need for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a free legal consultation on your case, call Prosper Shaked Accident Injury Attorneys PA today. Your case may have deadlines you need to meet, and it may be blocked if you accept any money as a settlement. Talk to a lawyer today about your injury case by calling (305) 694-2676.