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The demand for rideshare scooters grows every day with the popularity of brands such as Bird and Lime. In fact, according to Transportation Department spokeswoman Connie Lianos, there are over 36,000 registered scooters in Los Angeles owned between 8 different companies. Scooters are also readily available for purchase and a tank can be filled for less than 5 dollars.

Due to their convenience and environmental impact, scooters have become a California staple rather than a passing trend. West Coast Trial Lawyers understand the congested roads of Los Angeles and know how easily an accident can happen. If you or a loved one were involved in a scooter accident do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Enter The Electric Scooter


The E-scooter is a relatively new concept that is trendy due to its light-weight design, low cost, and availability. Electric scooters are easy to ride, do not require storage or any personal upkeep or care. The market is flooded with this smart scooter technology that allows for the tracking, charging and overall operation of the vehicle.
However, because of the availability of e-scooters, the popular trend has become a daily hassle, forcing local governments to establish safety regulations.

Things to Pay Attention To When Riding A Scooter In Los Angeles


Riding a scooter in Los Angeles can be a potentially dangerous feat. While riding your electric or manual scooter please be aware of:

  • Motorists’ blind spots
  • Potential road hazards such as: branches and debris, road construction, pot-holes, improper street signage, etc
  • Pedestrians, particularly while crossing street corners and intersections

Tips On Riding A Scooter In Los Angeles >

Listed below are a few tips, detailing safety methods while riding a scooter:

  • Gear. Always wear protective gear including a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and reflectors when riding at night
  • Test your scooter. Before you buy your scooter be sure to examine its braking and turning mechanisms. It is worth spending the money when your safety is endangered.
  • Drive at a safe speed. Do not dart through traffic lines or speed through congested areas. This may give the owner of the car enough time to prevent an accident.

Available Damages


Accidents happen. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Below is a brief explanation of damages. Damages are a type of monetary award that is determined by a court of law to help compensate an aggrieved individual for any losses or injuries sustained as a result of someone’s negligence.

Economic Damages
Economic damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses that a dollar amount can readily be attached to. Economic damages are calculated by determining the amount of out of pocket losses an aggrieved individual has or will expect to incur as a result of their injuries.
A few examples of economic losses include:

  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages

Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are essentially intended to cover losses that are thought of as subjective and will not necessarily cover out of pocket losses. Non-economic damages may include compensation for:

  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain And Suffering
  • Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life

Punitive Damages
The third type of damages a California court may award are known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended as punishment and are only awarded when a defendant’s behavior is especially harmful. Punitive damages are relatively rare and in fact were only incorporated in 5% of all verdicts.

Furthermore, there is no real set standard for calculating and awarding punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded at the court’s discretion and will vary depending on the specific circumstances of a case.

West Coast Trial Lawyers WIll Help You Earn Maximum Compensation For Your Scooter Accident
If you have sustained injuries in the city of Los Angeles as a result of a scooter accident, a personal injury attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today at (213) 927-3700 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.

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