Government-approved trials for e-scooters have been extended, meaning e-scooters will likely remain a regular feature on the roads.
Road traffic accidents involving e-scooters are on the rise and civil claims involving e-scooters are a developing area of law. If you have been injured in a collision involving an e-scooter, it is important you seek advice from legal specialists.
The law around government-backed rental schemes versus the illegality of privately owned e-scooters on public roads has created a grey area about people's right to pursue a civil claim for compensation if they are the victim of a collision involving an e-scooter.
How do I start an e-scooter accident claim?
We are happy to discuss in confidence whether you may pursue a civil claim for damages arising from the negligence of a third party:
If you are injured by a rental e-scooter under the government approved hire scheme, the rental operator will be insured.
If you are injured by a privately owned e-scooter, there is unlikely to be an insurer, but that does not preclude a civil claim. The rider may be personally liable in such a claim. It may also be possible to submit a claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau under the Uninsured Drivers Agreement.
If you are an injured rider of an e-scooter (whether a rental or privately owned e-scooter) as a result of another road user's negligence, you are owed a duty of care and may pursue a civil claim against the third party involved.
If you would like to pursue an e-scooter accident claim, please contact our team.
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