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Personal Injury / Jun 11,2024

Navigating Insurance Claims After a Scooter Accident

Electric scooters have become a popular mode of transportation in many cities, offering riders a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around. However, compared to cars, scooters offer minimal protection in an accident, leaving riders vulnerable to serious injuries. If you've been injured in a scooter accident, the financial burden of medical bills and damaged property can add to the stress of recovery.

This guide from Flesch & Beck will equip you with the knowledge you need to navigate the insurance claims process after a scooter accident.

The Financial Impact of a Scooter Accident

The aftermath of a scooter accident can be financially devastating. Here are some of the potential costs you may face:

  • Medical Costs: This includes ambulance rides, emergency room visits, doctor appointments, medications, physical therapy, and other medical care related to your injuries.
  • Property Damage: If your scooter was damaged in the accident, repairs or replacement costs will need to be addressed. Additionally, if your helmet or other personal belongings were damaged, you may be able to seek compensation.
  • Other Expenses: Lost wages due to missed work, transportation costs to doctor appointments, and other accident-related expenses can quickly add up.

Understanding Insurance Claims After a Scooter Accident

Following a scooter accident, you'll likely need to file insurance claims to recover these costs. Understanding the process and potential hurdles can help you navigate this challenging situation:

The Claims Process 

Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. Report the accident and gather any necessary documentation, such as a police report, medical records, and repair estimates. Be prepared to answer questions about the accident and the extent of your injuries.

Common Road Blocks During This Process

Insurance companies may try to deny your claim, delay the process, or offer a low settlement amount. Reasons for denial can range from claiming you violated traffic laws to questioning the extent of your injuries.

What If I Was Injured on a Rideshare Scooter?

Rideshare scooters like Lime and Bird typically provide some form of insurance coverage for riders. However, the specifics of the coverage can vary depending on the company and your location. It's crucial to review the rideshare company's terms of service before using their scooters to understand their insurance policy details.

Safety Tips for Scooter Riders

While scooter accidents can happen, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk:

  • Always wear a helmet: A properly fitted helmet is essential to protect your head in case of a fall.
  • Obey traffic laws: Ride with the flow of traffic, use hand signals, and avoid riding on sidewalks where prohibited.
  • Be aware of your surroundings: Avoid distractions like using your phone while riding, and watch out for road hazards and other vehicles.
  • Ride defensively: Assume other drivers may not see you and leave plenty of space between yourself and other vehicles.

Do I Need an Attorney?

If you were injured in a scooter accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to cover those medical bills. The insurance claims process can be complex, especially if your claim is denied or you receive a low settlement offer. An experienced personal injury attorney can advocate for your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Trust Flesch & Beck With Your Case

Here at Flesch & Beck, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges faced by scooter accident victims. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys have extensive experience navigating insurance claims and fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact Flesch & Beck today for a free consultation. We'll work tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover.

Call us at 303-806-8886 or visit our website at to schedule a consultation.

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