E-scooters are an increasingly popular form of urban transport. If you are injured either as an e-scooter rider or as a pedestrian, our Bristol and London injury solicitors can help you navigate what is a new, complex and fast changing area of UK law.

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If you live in any large city in the UK, you cannot help but notice the increased appearance on our roads of electric scooters (or e-scooters). As a result, we are now seeing an increase in accidents, injuries and even deaths involving e-scooter riders.

Our injury solicitors are already using our many years' experience in road traffic collisions to help those involved in e-scooter accidents get treatment, claim for financial losses and get injuries compensation.

Accidents involving e-scooters can cause injuries from broken bones through to life-altering head and brain injuries, and even loss of life. When something like this happens, it is important to ensure that you have a specialist, experienced injury solicitor to help you get the support, treatment and compensation you need to help you move forward with your life.

How to claim compensation for an e-scooter accident

We can help you navigate what is a new, complex and fast developing area of law. There are some significant legal differences covering official Government-sanctioned rental e-scooter schemes and privately-owned scooters. At this time, e-scooters are classified as motorised vehicles and are therefore subject to the same legal requirements as any other motor vehicle.

It is important to understand that privately-owned e-scooters are illegal for use on pavements and footpaths and can only be used on private land with the owner’s consent. Only official rented e-scooters can be ridden on the public highway, and anyone riding their own private e-scooter will be committing a criminal offence by using it on the road. Whilst official rented e-scooters will have insurance, private e-scooters may not.

If you are involved in an accident with an e-scooter, whether as a rider, another vehicle owner or a pedestrian, it may not be clear whether you can claim compensation and/or who you can claim against. Our expert injury solicitors can help. Please take the first step of contacting us for an initial free consultation.  

Our team of personal injury solicitors has vast experience in road traffic accident claims, no matter how complex they are. We utilise our expertise to make sure that we achieve the best outcome possible for you. Our aim is to take away some of the stress you are feeling so you can recover from your injuries as quickly as possible.

If you want a law firm which is progressive, forward thinking and puts their clients first, you should contact us today. We can help.

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