Electric Scooter Accidents

electric scooters parked along a railing

A lawsuit against electric scooter company Lime and manufacturer Segway was recently filed in San Francisco, following dozens of accidents that left riders with blunt force trauma to the head, broken bones, and a multitude of other injuries. The lawsuit aims to hold Segway accountable for faulty safety features during manufacturing and alleges that Lime failed to properly identify and maintain damaged scooters. Lime, which has a fleet of around 120,000 scooters spread across 18 US states and 25 other countries, has been accused of allowing the distribution of scooters with broken brakes, wheels, and steering. Notably, a study out of the University of San Francisco found that hospitalizations for scooter related injuries across the US have tripled over the past 5 years. 

If you plan rent a scooter from Lime or any similar company, we recommend you take the following precautions:

  • Before you ride, inspect the brakes, wheels, and steering mechanism to ensure everything is working properly 
  • If you notice any problems, report them to the company immediately 
  • Stick to bike paths whenever possible, and always follow the local safety regulations
  • Never ride without a helmet

If you or a loved one has been involved in an electric scooter related accident, please contact Kauffman and Associates for a complimentary consultation. No case is too big or small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible for your pain and suffering.