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Denver Scooter Accident Lawyer

Our Denver personal injury lawyers know electric scooters are growing in popularity in Denver. An estimated 2,000 scooters provided by five different companies, including Bird and Lime, are currently operating in the city. Despite efforts by Denver officials to cut down on these vehicles, many residents continue to ride them.

If you suffer injuries due to an electric scooter accident, you may be able to claim compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact The Fang Law Firm to begin your path to recovery. Clients choose The Fang Law Firm to represent their scooter accident cases for our years of expertise, knowledge of personal injury law, and contingency fee payment arrangements.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys represent many clients injured in all types of accidents, including scooter accidents, and maintain a 98% success rate.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not pay any legal fees.
  • Our Denver scooter accident attorneys maintain an open, accessible line of communication for our clients. Under our phone call guarantee policy, we will return your call within 24 hours.

Denver Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooters are fun, but dangerous for Denver riders. Ignorance of the laws involving these scooters is a common cause of accidents. According to Denver and Colorado authorities, most electric scooters are known as low-power scooters. Low-power scooters meet the following criteria.

  • Self-propelled mechanisms
  • No manual clutch
  • No more than three wheels in contact with the ground
  • Powered by electricity that does not exceed 4,476 watts or internal combustion with a cylinder capacity under 50 cc

Low-power scooters are subject to special laws in the state of Colorado.

  • You cannot operate a low-power scooter on an interstate, sidewalk, or limited access road unless the area also permits bicycles.
  • You can operate a low-power scooter in bicycle lanes and on roadways.
  • You must follow all rules of the road when operating a low-power scooter on a roadway.
  • You must wear a helmet when riding an electric scooter if you are under the age of 18, passengers included.
  • You must have a basic Class R driver’s license to operate the scooter.
  • You must register and insure your scooter with the state of Colorado.
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The Dangers of Electric Scooters

Accidents involving electric scooters are all too common on Colorado roads. Operating these vehicles can be dangerous for a number of reasons.

  • Many people, including scooter operators and motor vehicle drivers, do not know the laws and regulations involving electric scooters. This ignorance can lead to accidents at intersections, on roadways, and in bike lanes.
  • Since the state does not require adults to wear helmets, many scooter operators sustain severe head and brain trauma in electric scooter accidents.
  • Electric scooters travel faster than manual scooters. In fact, Bird and Lime scooters can reach 15 miles per hour, which is fast enough to cause a serious accident.

Common Injuries Sustained in Colorado Scooter Accidents

Because electric scooter operators are unprotected, they can sustain serious injuries in a collision. Injuries sustained in electric scooter accidents can include the following.

  • Facial injuries
  • Road rash
  • Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Bruising and lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Head and brain trauma

What Damages Can You Recover in a Scooter Accident Lawsuit?

If you suffer injuries on an electric scooter due to someone else’s negligence or a faulty scooter, you can file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim against the at-fault party. You can potentially file a claim against the at-fault driver, the scooter manufacturer, rental companies, the manufacturer of a defective part, or a government agency responsible for dangerous road conditions.

In these claims, you can collect damages related to the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. These damages can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and any other loss related to the accident.

Contact Us

Do you need a lawyer for your scooter accident lawsuit or insurance claim? Contact The Fang Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation at our Denver office.