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No Win No Fee Electric Scooter accident claims. 

Electric scooters, or E-scooters, are new to the roads, and many people may not know that they fall under the umbrella of vulnerable road users. This group, which includes motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and horse riders, are thought the be those most vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries as a result of any road traffic accidents. 
 
Because of this, vulnerable road users are treated differently than cars and other vehicles in the eyes of the law, and are able to be awarded with larger personal injury claims. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident involving an e-scooter, get in touch with our expert No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors today.  

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.  
 
These include:- 
 
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.  

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. 
 
Here at MG Legal, local solicitors near me, we have experience in cases involving a wide variety of VRU’s. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, children under the age of 18, and horse riders, are among the most vulnerable of all road users. 

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. 
Injury: 
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.  
£7,410 to  
£11,730 
Wrist injuries- resulting in loss of function.  
£44,690 to £56,180 
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- serious. Compound or comminuted fractures resulting in instability and pro-longed treatment.  
£51,460 to £85,600 
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 
Ankle injuries- modest. Less serious fractures, sprains, or ligament injuries. 
Up to £12,900 

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. 
 
You can contact our expert team online, here, or from 9am to 5pm in our Lancaster, Longridge, or Garstang offices for Preston and surrounding areas. 
 
If it’s outside of Office hours, contact our team via email to enquiries@mglegal.co.uk and a member of our expert team will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your enquiry. 

 MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99%, and settle many thousands of personal injury claims every year. Click below to learn more about our team, and why they are the right solicitors for you.  

 
 
 
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