Scooter Accident Attorneys
Scooters are quite popular in Orlando due to their convenience and lower owning cost. However, just like motorcyclists, scooter riders are at a higher risk of serious injury during an accident than those who are operating a car, truck, van or SUV. At 911 Biker Law, we know how devastating a collision with a scooter can be and the type of injuries that a scooter rider can sustain. That is why we fight to maximize the amount of compensation that scooter riders receive when they are the victims of vehicle collisions. We can provide you with an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney you can trust.
Personal Injury Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Scooters offer many advantages, which is why it seems as though they are everywhere on the road. Traffic in Orlando can easily become congested, and scooters provide easy maneuverability that helps to avoid slow traffic. Parking can also be a hassle, and scooters have the benefit of being much more compact than cars. This allows them to be parked in other designated areas that require less space. Scooters also tend to be significantly cheaper to purchase than motorcycles or cars. But money saving doesn’t stop there. With gas prices going up, scooters provide a solution by consuming much less gas. Some models are even environmentally friendly and run on other forms of fuel or electricity. On top of that, newer scooter models now provide high comfort features that make scooters far more attractive to consumers.
But with all of these advantages, there’s little protection for riders during a scooter accident.
Dangers Presented to Scooters On the Road
Like motorcycles, scooters are easier to maneuver through traffic. However, because of their smaller, less protected frames, scooters and motorcycles are much more vulnerable than cars when involved in collisions. The result is a higher likelihood of serious injury or even death. The smaller size of a scooter can also make it more difficult for other drivers to see — especially in blind spots. Scooters also have a much lower top speed than cars, which can sometimes cause people to misjudge the distance resulting in an accident. Since scooters have small diameter tires and less power than other vehicles, it can be difficult to move quickly out of the way from an incoming car.
Severity of Injuries for Scooter Accidents
Scooter accidents can result in serious injury including temporary and permanent disability. This can have a huge impact on a person’s life, preventing them from performing the same activities as before without assistance. Scooter riders who suffer severe injuries often experience emotional and psychological pain apart from physical pain. Medical treatments, surgery, and therapy can be difficult and take a toll on an individual, especially if they are necessary for an extended time after the accident. Medical expenses can quickly mount until they become too difficult for victims to pay the costs — especially if their injuries led to lost wages.
An Orlando accident attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve for all the difficulties you’ve had and might still have to endure.
What To Do if You're Injured in an Accident
If you are injured in a vehicle accident while riding your scooter, then the first thing you should do is contact 911 and request an ambulance, and dispatch will send officers to inspect and document the collision. It is very important that you receive professional medical attention to assess and treat your injuries. Even if you don’t feel injured at the moment, it does not mean that you have not sustained injuries that may become apparent later on. After having been treated for your injuries, you should contact a motorcycle accident lawyer to begin your claim.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Orlando, FL
Motorcycle lawyer Michael B. Brehne is an advocate for biker safety and is a motorcycle rider himself. His first-hand experience with riding a two-wheeled, compact vehicle has provided him with insight on the many dangers that motorcycle and scooter riders face while on the road as well as the severity of the injuries they can sustain when in an accident. Because of this, Michael B. Brehne is dedicated to fighting for fair compensation for victims of collisions when riding scooters or motorcycles. Contact 911 Biker Law today for a motorcycle accident attorney Orlando residents can count on.