Mission Beach Scooter Accident Left 39-Year-Old Seriously Injured On Oceanfront Walk In San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (March 31, 2019) – A 39-year-old man was seriously injured after falling off of his scooter in the Mission Beach community of San Diego.
San Diego police officers are saying that the scooter accident took place around 10:00 p.m. on Oceanfront Walk. Authorities are saying that the rider fell off of his scooter and suffered a life-threatening head injury.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the injured rider. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Liability In Scooter Accidents
In just the last year alone, 249 people were sent to the emergency room following scooter accidents in Southern California. This number has continued to climb as companies like Lime and Bird have become more popular. For a small fee, riders can pick up a scooter and go anywhere in the city. But this convenience has come at a price. Victims often suffer from broken bones, bruises, spinal fractures and head trauma. Here are a few of the reasons with accidents take place:
- Stem collapses
- Stuck accelerators
- Steering malfunctions
- Tire malfunctions
Scooter defects are not the only reason that accidents take place. Drivers can hit scooter riders if they are not paying attention. In many instances defects on a street or a sidewalk may also contribute to an accident. Street defects may include:
- Uneven pavement
- Inadequate signs
- Poorly lit intersections
Victims of scooter accidents may be able to seek damages for their injuries. According to the Centre for Neuro Skills, the average cost of a serious head injury is over $3,000,000. This can be overwhelming for victims as well as their families. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Scooter Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this scooter accident. There have been many, many similar accidents that have taken place over the past several months. The city of San Diego should look into what measures can be put in place to help make Oceanfront Walk safer.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a scooter accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have about your rights. Hiring an attorney is the smart thing to do after an accident. It doesn’t cost anything and they can begin taking steps to investigate your case and let you know what your legal options are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.