Though they may seem like a fun and convenient way to get around, electric scooters can actually be quite dangerous. In fact, many people are not aware of the potential risks associated with riding a scooter and often suffer serious injuries as a result. This blog will detail the most frequent types of injuries caused by scooter accidents.
Types of Injuries
There are two main types of scooter injuries:
Falls typically occur when users lose their balance while riding or attempting to ride on uneven surfaces. Oftentimes, these kinds of falls result in broken bones or head injuries. Collisions usually happen when scooter riders collide with cars, pedestrians, or other objects. These kinds of accidents can often be much more severe and often result in serious injuries or even death.
When you fall from a scooter, it’s not uncommon to break a bone. Broken bones are one of the most common injuries that occur as a result of scooter accidents. Arms, legs, and wrists are particularly vulnerable to breaks and fractures.
Head injuries are also quite common among scooter riders who have been in an accident. Because scooters do not come equipped with helmets or other protective gear, riders are at a higher risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, and other head injuries.
Sprains and Strains
Another common injury that can occur due to riding an electric scooter is a sprain or a strain. These kinds of injuries typically occur when riders fall awkwardly or collide with another object. Ankles and knees are especially vulnerable to sprains and strains.
Lacerations and Road Rash
Lacerations and road rash are extremely common in accidents where riders are thrown from their scooter to the ground. When riders fall off their scooters, they often scrape their skin on the pavement, which can cause severe lacerations or road rash.
How Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Can Help
At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., we understand the unique challenges that scooter accident victims face. Whether you are riding a scooter and are hit by a vehicle, or are a pedestrian who is struck by someone riding a scooter, our experienced personal injury attorneys have the resources and knowledge to take your case on and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
If you were injured in a scooter accident and are seeking compensation, call us today at (775) 227-2280 for a free initial consultation!