Can you make a Personal Injury Claim for Segway-related injuries?
Posted on 16th January 2020
Segway is a well- known name now with various activities being offered both indoors and out, from Segway safaris to indoor assault courses. Recently, Segway produced a prototype wheelchair, the S-Pod, inspired by vehicles seen in the Jurassic Park film franchise and demonstrated it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The vehicle was then crashed during a journalist’s test drive. The journalist, unfamiliar with the controls, accelerated and crashed into a wall. Fortunately, nobody suffered a personal injury, the prototype S-Pod was deemed repairable, and the journalist is not expected to be billed for the damage.
In that instance, nobody was hurt, however, it is a reminder that no matter what the reason, if someone does collide with you whilst they are driving a vehicle and they do cause injury, you are entitled to make a claim for this. It can sometimes be assumed that because something is not intentional, it does not constitute negligence. If in any event causing personal injury to another was intentional, then we are in the realms of the criminal law, and not something that a specialist team of personal injury lawyers can assist you with (other than for criminal injuries compensation, obviously!).
To put the above into context, think of the situation, like this: we all have a policy of car insurance in place, because, as we are fully-aware, all road users owe a duty of care to other road users and anyone else they could come into contact with. This includes wheelchair users, pedestrians, horses and their riders and property owners – most people have seen TV footage of a driver who has lost control and landed in someone’s living room. Whilst some Road Traffic Accidents do, of course, constitute a criminal offence (driving without due care and attention, driving recklessly, or unfortunately, in some cases, causing death by dangerous driving), the vast majority are seen by the police as a Tort, a civil wrong. In short, this means it is for you, or your local personal injury solicitor, to resolve.
MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, has a dedicated team to deal with any personal injury claim. Over many years we have accumulated a wealth of experience in handling every conceivable type of claim and every type of injury and loss. We view all clients as individuals and tailor our service to your needs, to ensure that your injuries are properly assessed and all losses recovered to the fullest extent possible. Many insurers will offer the assistance of their “in house” team, who are generally interested only in settling your claim as quickly as possible.
At MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, we know that all clients want their claim concluded as swiftly as possible, however, we strive to balance this with a comprehensive service, advising each client individually on the merits of their case to ensure they are fully aware of the progress of their claim and that the settlement they are receiving is appropriate.
So, whether from a Road Traffic Accident, Tripping Incident, Accident at Work or something more unusual like a Segway, call MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, at our Garstang, Lancaster or Longridge office to discuss how we can act for you on a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) and to commence your claim without delay.
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