Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have become a much more common sight on our streets in the last couple of years. As with other forms of transport, an accident involving an e-scooter could leave you with serious injury.

Our solicitors could help you claim compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident while riding an e-scooter, or you’ve been involved in a collision with one.

While this is quite a new area of law, we’re already helping a number of people with compensation claims following e-scooter accidents. These accidents can be very serious, and cause life-changing head or spinal cord injuries. Our expert team has years of experience in helping people to claim for the most serious types of injury, so you can rely on us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our expert team can also help to make sure you get all the medical support and rehabilitation you need. Each year, we help thousands of people make a claim after they’ve been involved in an accident, and we could help you too.

How To Claim Compensation For An E-Scooter Accident

E-scooters are a new addition to the roads in our towns and cities. The law around using e-scooters is complex and not always clear. E-scooters can only be ridden on public roads in specific parts of the country, where there are government backed trials that offer approved e-scooters for rent. Privately owned e-scooters can only be ridden on private land.

This complexity might mean you’re not sure if you can claim compensation. That’s where we can help. Our expert solicitors are already helping people to claim following accidents involving e-scooters, so we can advise on whether you may be entitled to compensation.

The first step is to contact us for a free initial consultation. Many e-scooter insurers will try to settle your injury claim directly with you. However, our experts will look at the long-term impact of your injury and help you seek a compensation settlement that helps you get your life back on track. We’re often able to achieve settlements that are much higher than those offered by insurers.

Your compensation will help cover the costs of your medical care, rehabilitation and support. In some cases we can get you interim payments before your final settlement to help cover any expenses or losses caused by your injuries.

If you have insurance, for example if you were driving a car that was involved in a collision with an e-scooter, your insurer might refer you to a specific law firm. If this happens, you’re still free to choose your own firm. We’re at the forefront of this new area of law, so we can bring a level of expertise to your claim that you may not find elsewhere.

E-Scooter Accidents Abroad

While e-scooters can only be ridden on the road in certain trial locations here in the UK, they are much more common in some cities overseas. Each country has its own rules and regulations, so it can be difficult to know whether you can claim following an e-scooter accident abroad.

Many e-scooters hired through registered e-scooter companies will have some level of insurance, but the amount of cover you get can vary. If you were involved in an e-scooter accident in the EU, you may also find that the legal situation is more complex since Brexit.

If you’ve been involved in an e-scooter accident while overseas, it’s important to speak to lawyers with specialist international experience. Our International Personal Injury team has helped people to claim compensation following accidents all over the world.

We’ll take the complexity out of the situation for you so that you can focus on your recovery. Our experience in personal injury claims for people injured overseas means you can rely on us to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been involved in an e-scooter accident abroad, call us on 0800 056 4110 to find out how we can help.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Even though this is quite a new area of law, our specialist solicitors have already helped people to claim compensation following e-scooter accidents both at home and abroad.

We’re one of the leading firms of personal injury experts and every year we help thousands of people to claim compensation. In the past two years alone, our personal injury team has secured over £1 billion in settlements for our clients.

We’re one of the few law firms in the country to have offices all over the UK. This means you can see your lawyer face-to-face when you need us most, either at our offices or we could come to you. We can also meet you by video call if that’s your preference.

Although the demand for e-scooters has increased dramatically recently, our lawyers have been involved in legal discussion on this topic for some time.  The fact that this is a new area of law shouldn’t put you off from making a claim, and we can guide you through the process.

We could help you compensation but we know that’s only part of the story. Our specialist solicitors make sure you get the support and rehabilitation you need to help with your recovery. No matter how serious your injuries are, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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