eScooter Accidents: What is NY doing?

Jan 31, 2019

Share-ride transportation has become the next been thing in public transportation. Instead of people in big cities having to walk everywhere or mess with the hassle of keeping up with a bike or fighting traffic in their cars, there are now eScooters. These devices are basically electronic scooters that allow the riders to zoom along the sidewalks to get where they’re going much more quickly. While good in theory, there are more and more people getting injured from eScooter accidents and needing Brighton Beach accident attorneys to help them seek compensation for their injuries.

The problem with eScooters is that they can be dangerous on sidewalks where other people are walking, running and so on. It’s easy for the riders of the scooters to fall off the scooters or otherwise get into accidents. However, there aren’t enough bike lanes in the cities that have these scooters for the scooters to operate in the bike lanes, and when they do get in the road, fatalities are occurring. More and more people in San Francisco, for instance, are having to seek out a Brighton Beach personal injury lawyer due to vehicles hitting scooter riders.

New York is one of the states were eScooters are starting to pop up, and New York state officials are taking measures to be proactive about the problems that come with eScooters. New York officials are already talking about how if more eScooters come to New York, they will be more people wanting bike lanes for the scooters, so legislation needs to be put in place to accommodate them.

Regardless, if you’ve been injured in an eScooter accident and want to seek compensation for your injuries, you’ll need to contact Brooklyn personal injury attorneys like the Levitsky Law Firm. We can help you file a claim against the person or company responsible for your injuries so that you can get fairly compensated.