According to the Austin American-Statesman, Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call at the intersection of Chicon Street and Rosewood Avenue just before 1:45 am Saturday.
Early reports indicate that the man, who was in his 40s, sustained life-threatening injuries after falling from an electric scooter. The man was hospitalized in critical condition.
The details of the incident or how the man came to fall from the scooter were not immediately available.
In short, yes. Electric scooters like those produced by Bird, Lime, and Blue Duck can travel at speeds up to 15 miles per hour. Combine those speeds with limited rider protection, inexperienced operators, and risky rider behavior, and the potential for injury is considerable.
Some of the most common hazards associated with electric scooters are:
Who can be sued for an electric scooter accident is dependent on the type of accident that occurred and who was responsible for that accident. It is important to remember that there is no source of liability insurance when it comes to electric scooters, so legal action against the responsible party is often the only means of financial recovery.
Depending on the circumstances of your electric scooter accident, you may be able to seek compensation from:
If you or a loved one have been injured in an electric scooter accident, call Thomas J. Henry today. Our experienced San Antonio electric scooter accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. Scooter accidents can cause great physical and financial harm to an individual and their family. We can help you address medical bills and living costs, letting you focus on healing while we take care of the ongoing legal processes. It is our goal to ensure our clients are taken care of while our injury attorneys fight relentless to obtain the real result you need.
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