EScooter Accident Claims

EScooter Accident Claims

Escooters are becoming increasingly popular modes of transport, especially for those living in large towns or cities. Escooters have many positives, they are cheap, fast and can be ridden in cycle lanes, which is beneficial for those wanting to avoid traffic jams at peak times.

However, they do also have many negatives which are often overlooked. Many e-scooter companies do not require a UK provisional license to hire out the device, often they will have a minimum age requirement, however they do not ask for proof of this when signing up to their rental apps. This has led to inexperienced drivers, many of whom are children, riding dangerously amongst other road users on busy streets.


Accidents

Whilst escooters it is now very common to see people riding e-scooters along the roads and pavements in the UK.

Unfortunately, due to the limited protection afforded to the riders, this means the rate of e-scooter related accidents has surged and the number continues to rise.

Although encouraged, it is not a requirement to wear protective gear or a helmet when hiring an e-scooter and their motors are effectively silent making them difficult to hear on the approach.

Due to their limited braking capacity and high speeds, it is common to hear of accidents involving both scooter riders and pedestrians.

The impact these accidents have on people’s lives can be catastrophic, injuries include severe fractures, injury to the head, neck or spine and sadly some fatalities have been reported.


Statistics

Government statistics for 2021 estimate a number of personal injury road traffic collisions involving escooters.

  • In 2021 reported a staggering 1,280 accidents compared to 460 in 2020
  • 309 included only one e-scooter with no other vehicles involved
  • 1,359 casualties in collisions involving e-scooters
  • 9 killed in collisions involving e-scooters
  • 390 seriously injured and 960 slightly injured casualties

Compensation

There are however, a lot of responsible e-scooter users who are involved in accidents through no fault of their own.

These can occur due to pot holes in the road or through the negligence of another road user, for example. Whether you have been injured when riding an e-scooter yourself, or if you were a pedestrian involved in a collision, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our team of highly experienced solicitors are experts in obtaining compensation for some of the most seriously injured people. We offer free advice for anyone who needs it and operate a ‘no win, no, fee’ service for our clients.


Local personal injury solicitors

We all know that accidents can happen. Recovery from such injuries can take time or be life-changing. The financial impact from the loss of earnings and unexpected rehabilitation, medical and other associated costs can be significant, putting you and your family at risk at a time when you are at your most vulnerable.

Whatever the cause of your injury, if it was an accident that you have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence – either partly or fully – you could be eligible to claim compensation.

At Stonehewer Moss, our expert personal injury solicitors are here to offer you independent, trusted advice to help secure the financial compensation and rehabilitation support you need to get your life back on track.


No Win No Fee

No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for a wide range of injury types.


Why should I claim compensation?

There are many reasons why you may want to consider claiming compensation for your personal injury. For example, if you have suffered from an injury that has left you with long-term physical or psychological damage, then claiming compensation can help to cover the cost of your medical treatment and any other expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injury. Additionally, if you have been unable to work due

to your injury, claiming compensation can help to replace some of your lost income. Finally, claiming compensation can also help to hold the person or organisation responsible for your injury accountable for their actions.

Talk to one of our personal injury claims specialists

Call us on freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00

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We can help you by

  • Securing early payment of compensation to cover urgent financial commitments such as mortgage/rent, medical expenses etc.
  • Obtaining compensation for your injuries to cover short term and future costs.
  • Recovering any loss of earnings and other expenses you may have incurred.
  • Dealing with the defendant and their insurers.
  • Providing you with access to specialist rehabilitation care.

Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

Thinking of changing solicitors?

You may have already instructed solicitors to make a personal injury claim. However, you may not be happy with either the service and/or advice that you are receiving. We are frequently approached by claimants who are considering a move because they are not happy with how the claim is progressing. If you would like a second opinion or thinking about changing solicitors, why not arrange a free, no-obligation case review to see if we’re the right firm for you?

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