58-Year-Old Man Injured In San Diego Scooter Accident Along University Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (November 2, 2019) – A 58-year-old man was seriously injured in a Bird scooter accident along University Avenue.
San Diego police are saying that the victim lost control of his Bird scooter prior to the accident. Paramedics arrived at University Avenue shortly after 11:15 a.m. and took the victim to the Scripps Mercy Hospital.
He received treatment for a brain bleed, a broken clavicle and a facial laceration. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Bird Scooter Accidents
Electric scooters have become increasingly popular in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego. But their rise in popularity has also come with a steep rise in emergency room visits related to scooter accidents. Depending on the facts of any case Bird may face liability for an accident involving their scooters. For example, a number of scooter accidents take place due to defects with the scooters including:
- Steering problems
- Brake problems
- Stem collapses
Victims of Bird scooter accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A scooter accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with filing a civil claim. It is therefore important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Scooter Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a scooter accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.