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A Car Hit Me While I Was Riding An E-Scooter—What Now?

Sustaining injuries in an electric scooter (e-scooter) accident can be a very scary situation to endure—particularly if you’re hit by a car while riding one.

If you’ve been faced with such a frightening situation, you may not know what to do or where to turn. Read on to find out.

The Basis of Negligence Will Determine Fault

Who is at fault for an e-scooter accident will be determined based on the individual who caused the accident.

Even though a car may have hit you while you were riding an e-scooter, that doesn’t make the person driving the car immediately 100% liable for your damages.

If you were riding the scooter in an area you shouldn’t have been at the time, you may be partially responsible for the crash. For instance, if you were crossing the street illegally when you were hit, the driver shouldn’t have reasonably been expecting you to be there, which means he or she may not be held fully liable for your injuries.

Seek Medical Attention As Soon As Possible

If your injuries are more severe than minor cuts and bruises, it is in your best interest to seek medical care. Be sure to do so within a reasonable amount of time after the accident, but of course, the sooner the better.

This documentation may be vital to your claim later on, so it’s a good idea to keep all medical documentation you receive neatly organized and in one place.

If You’re Hurt, We Want to Help

Getting hurt in an e-scooter accident as a result of another’s negligence is unacceptable. If this has happened to you, our team wants to do everything in our power to help you recover the damages you deserve.

Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about your options.