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When you work with MG Legal's electric scooter injury solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
The maximum financial compensation in your electric scooter injury claim
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
What kind of e-scooters are currently on the road?
As of regulations set up in summer 2020, there are six boroughs set to trial hire schemes for e-scooters over the next twelve months, and there are set to be more boroughs included in the scheme in the near future. Due to the e-scooters being so new, there is no data available for officials to compare their safety, and how they function on the roads, to other existing modes of transports.
As per existing legislation for the scheme as it was set up, it is still illegal for privately owned e-scooters to be driven on public highways. Still, with some manufacturers reporting sale increases of over 400% in the last year, it is clear that a growing number of people are investing in their own scooters to get around, and these people want to make the most of their new purchases. People seen to be breaking this rule can be fined £300, but it is thought there are a large number that do so and go unnoticed by officials.
What rules are in place for the rented e-scooters?
In terms of the electric scooters that are allowed to be on the road, and are available to be rented for use by the public, there are a number of rules in place to ensure that they are used safely.
In order to adhere to these rules, riders must:-
Be aged 16 or over
Not use a mobile phone while on the scooters
Hold a valid UK driving license
Adhere to regular rules of careless driving
Stay at speeds under 12.5mph
Not carry more than one person
What to do if you have been invovled in Road Traffic Accident while riding an electric scooter:
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a road traffic accident while riding an e-scooter, there are a number of things that you should do after the accident to ensure that your personal injury claim is valid, and that we have all of the evidence needed to pursue it.
Any personal details of the at-fault party: such as full name, contact number, etc
A note of the make, model, registration of the at-fault vehicle
The exact time of the accident
Contact details for any witnesses at the scene
Images of the result of the accident, time-stamped if possible
Images of any injuries as sustained after the accident
All of these things can be useful as evidence in strengthening your personal injury claim. However, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident and were unable to obtain these things for whatever reason, you may still have a viable claim. Contact us today and one of our expert personal injury solciitors specialising in VRU Road Traffic Accidents will get back to you within one working hour.
When will new laws be introduced for e-scooters?
As the popularity of e-scooters has continued to rise, it is commonplace to see young people and professionals alike using e-scooters as a way to get around. However, with the increase in e-scooter accidents throughout 2021 comes increased calls for legislation to be introduced regarding their positing on the road and setting our clear rules for e-scooter users. The legal position for e-scooters, which have boomed in popularity over the last year, is not clear, and this is leading to the number of e-scooter injuries being much higher proportionately than other road users.
However, with the current e-scooter trials being set to last until the end of 2022, there are no plans for e-scooter legislation to be brought in, or even discussed, until after this point. Our e-scooter accident solicitors hope that at this point the statistics will be properly analysed, and taken into consideration when an official legal position is introduced for e-scooters on our roads. What we need to remember is that e-scooter users, just like pedestrians, those on horseback, or cycles and motorcycles, are vulnerable road users, and need to be thought of as such, if/when new laws are implemented.
What is a vulnerable road user (VRU)?
The term vulnerable road user is used mainly to describe those unprotected by an outside shield, as they sustain a greater risk of injury in any collision with a vehicle and are therefore highly in need of protection against such collisions. E-scooter riders are the newest group of road users to be included in this category, as they are at a much higher risk of sustaining serious injuries if they are involved in a road traffic accident with a car or other vehicle.
2021 statistics show worrying trends for e-scooter accidents:
Towards the end of 2021, the Department of Transport revealed worrying statistics regarding e-scooter safety and accidents. The data concerns both e-scooters involved in the national trials, as well as those privately owned and used on the roads.
According to the government data, in 2021 there were:
882 road traffic accidents involving e-scooters. Around 20% of these were simple one-vehicle accidents, but the vast majority were involving other vehicles and road users
Of these e-scooter accidents, there were 931 casualties, and once again 732 out of these injuries were e-scooter users themselves
In addition to some very serious personal injuries, there were 3 fatalities in e-scooter accidents, all of which were, unsurprisingly, e-scooter users
Estimates suggest that a further 253 e-scooter users were seriously injured.
E-scooter fire concerns:
Along with the concerns regarding the safety of e-scooters on the roads, there are also growing concerns relating to the fire safety of e-scooters. On December 13 2021, e-scooters were banned on London’s transport networks, after reports of multiple fires caused by faulty e-scooters. One fire took place on a tube, and one in a lost property office of a transport station. Our e-scooters claims solicitors were shocked to hear of these events, and are closely tracking the implications that this might have for e-scooter safety.
In line with these concerns, London Fire Brigade have shared concerns about the safety of the batteries used in e-scooters, and the importance of using the correct chargers. If you have been injured in any way due to faulty e-scooter batteries, or any other fault with an e-scooter that was not your fault, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee e-scooter claims with our no win no fee personal injury solicitors at MG Legal. Simply contact us online here for a free no obligation consultation with a no win no fee solicitor, within one working hour.
How can MG Legal, local solicitors near me, help me with my e-scooter Road Traffic Accident claim?
Unlike many insurance-based Solicitors, who work on what the legal industry refers to as a “conveyor belt”, at MG Legal you will know the name of the specialist personal injury Solicitor in charge of your claim, and you will speak to only one or two people, who are actively involved in your claim.
This way, our advice is tailored to you and your claim alone and you won’t get any generic responses or half-hearted representation. Because of this, you can rest assured that we will review your claim and your settlement in-depth, ensuring that when we tell you the offer on the table is the best one, it truly is the best offer you could receive.
Our expert personal injury solicitors near you at MG Legal accept all of our claims on a No Win No Fee agreement, and our personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99% for all of the personal injury and medical negligence claims. Browse our website, read our reviews, and see our success.
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I have been injured on an e-scooter in a Road Traffic Accident. How much compensation could I receive?
As with all personal injury claims, the amount of financial compensation that you will be entitled to depends largely on what injuries you have sustained, and the category of severity that these injuries fall into.
It is important to remember that every road traffic accident is different, so it is impossible to accurately determine an exact number that your injury could win until the claim process begins. It is also important to remember that any estimation of predicted financial compensation covers only the injury, or general damages, itself. This does not take into account added things such as loss of earnings, potential loss of future earnings, or care costs. For a full overview of personal injury damages, click here.
However, the Judicial College’s guidelines for general damages does offer some suggestions as to what some category of injuries could achieve in court.
Expected financial compensation:
Back injuries- severe. Damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots.
£85,470 to £151,070
Back injuries- moderate. For example, compression fracture of the lumbar vertebrae.
£26,050 to £36,390
Back injuries- minor. Less serious strains, sprains, soft tissue injuries.
Wrist injuries- some permanent disability, pain, and stiffness.
£11,820 to £22,990
Wrist injuries- uncomplicated fracture.
In the region of £6,970
Leg injuries- severe. Injuries leading to permanent problems with mobility.
£90,320 to £127,530
Leg injuries- moderate. Multiple fracutres or severe crushing, usually to a single limb.
£26,050 to £36,790
Leg injuries- less serious. Simple fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Up to £11,110
Ankle injuries- severe. Plaster, pins, or plates used, and a severely limited ability to walk.
£29,380 to £46,980
Ankle injuries- moderate. Fractures and tears leading to difficulty walking or standign for prolonged periods of time.
£12,900 to £24,950