Wilmington Scooter Accident Attorney

A man falling from a scooter on a city street.

With more people riding scooters for transportation or recreation, Wilmington has unfortunately seen increased motorized scooter accidents and related injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that injuries associated with electric scooters and other micromobility devices increased nearly 21 percent over a single recent year, with injuries trending upward consistently since 2017.

Many of these accidents are caused by careless drivers of other motor vehicles who are not used to driving around electric scooters and do not take appropriate steps to do so safely. Unfortunately, the insurance companies responsible for paying for electric scooter accidents fight hard to avoid liability, leaving many injured e-scooter riders without the resources to heal and move on.

Don’t let that happen to you. If you’ve been hurt in a scooter accident in Wilmington, and someone else was to blame, get the legal help you need to demand accountability for your losses. Contact Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, for a free initial claim evaluation with a Wilmington motor scooter accident attorney. Let’s stand up together for the justice you deserve from the at-fault motor vehicle driver and their insurance company.

Common Causes of Scooter Accidents in Wilmington, NC

Although electric scooters have become a popular form of personal transportation for people in Wilmington, many drivers have failed to adjust their driving behaviors to share the road with these new road users. E-scooter accidents often result from negligent behaviors like:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for weather and visibility conditions
  • Driving a car in a dedicated scooter lane
  • Passing too closely to a scooter
  • Turning or changing lanes without signaling or checking mirrors
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Drowsy driving
  • Illegal turns or lane changes
  • Opening doors on street-parked vehicles in front of oncoming scooters
  • Not looking when backing up or pulling out of a parking spot or driveway
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Design or manufacturing defects
  • Unsafe road conditions

Types of Injuries Resulting from Scooter Crashes

A scooter rider has an exposed position that increases the risk of severe injuries in an accident. E-scooter riders may have only helmets and possibly elbow or knee pads to protect them from accident injuries. As such, they often suffer severe injuries like the following in e-scooter accidents:

  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions (road rash)
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Dislocated joints
  • Sprained or torn ligaments
  • Strained or torn muscles and tendons
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Facial injuries
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Traumatic amputation or limb loss

Pursuing Compensation After a Scooter Accident in Wilmington

If someone else caused the scooter accident that injured you, they could owe you compensation for the harm you’ve suffered as a result. A Wilmington scooter accident attorney from Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, can help you pursue recovery for your:

  • Medical expenses for treatment and rehabilitation, including emergency care, hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, pain management, doctor’s appointments, physical rehabilitation, and occupational therapy
  • Long-term disability care and replacement services, such as housekeeping
  • Costs of home renovations to install disability accommodations
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Reduced or lost earning capacity if you become temporarily or permanently disabled from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment and quality of life due to physical disabilities or extensive, permanent scarring and disfigurement

You may also have the right to recover compensation for your property damage, such as costs to repair or replace your scooter.

How a Skilled Attorney Can Increase Your Settlement Value

Insurance companies have various tactics to lure accident victims into settling for far less than their claim’s fair value. Hiring our experienced scooter accident lawyers in Wilmington, NC, can help you maximize your financial recovery. Our attorneys know how insurance companies fight injury claims and can protect your rights and interests as you pursue maximum compensation in a settlement.

Recovering from severe injuries suffered in a scooter accident can take up much of your time and energy. Our attorneys can assist with your recovery by preparing and pursuing your insurance and legal claims so you can focus on healing.

Let a skilled scooter accident lawyer from our law firm fight for the financial compensation you deserve by:

  • Investigating the accident to recover evidence to build your legal case
  • Identifying potentially liable parties and evaluating your options for financial recovery
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to ensure we pursue maximum compensation for your ongoing and future needs
  • Filing your claims and communicating with insurance adjusters and other parties on your behalf
  • Vigorously pursuing the financial relief and justice you deserve, whether through a settlement or by taking your claims to trial, if necessary

Why Choose Us for Your Wilmington Scooter Accident Claim

Choosing the right Wilmington scooter injury attorney could make all the difference in the outcome of your case and help make the claims process less stressful. For over four decades, accident victims in Wilmington have turned to the legal team at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, for dedicated legal representation because:

  • Our attorneys work tirelessly to serve our clients effectively, efficiently, and proactively.
  • We always make ourselves available to talk with you whenever you have questions or need updates on the progress of your case.
  • We have the experience, skill, and resources to handle the most complex injury claims, including taking those claims to trial when necessary.
  • Our firm has established relationships with industry-leading experts who can thoroughly assess your case to prove liability for the accident and establish your injuries and losses.
  • Our firm has working relationships with a wide range of healthcare professionals. We can help you find medical or specialist care when you need it for your accident injuries.
  • We charge no upfront fees. Our firm collects a fee only after we recover compensation for you in a settlement or at trial.

Talk to Our Experienced Wilmington Scooter Accident Attorneys Today

If you’ve been hurt in an electric scooter accident in Wilmington, you may have the right to recover compensation from the parties at fault for your crash. Contact Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Wilmington.