Scooter & Moped Accidents
Massachusetts Moped Accident Lawyer
With the average cost of a new car tipping in at over $33,000, many Boston residents are seeking more affordable types of transportation. One cost-effective solution is scooters, mopeds, and even Segways. But unfortunately, due to the size of these vehicles and the lack of protections that they offer to riders, riders tend to suffer serious injuries (including injuries to the head, neck and back) in the event of an accident.
If you or a loved one were struck by a car or bus while riding an alternative vehicle, you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries. DiBella Law Offices, P.C., offers a free consultation to discuss your case, where we’ll answer your questions about your rights. Call a Massachusetts auto accident attorney at (781) 262-3338.
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Scooters, mopeds, and Segways are great for a short trip and are very economical to operate. But they do represent certain risks for riders in the Boston area. Not only are these modes of transportation much smaller and harder to see than other vehicles on the road, they are also much quieter. Common causes of accidents involving a scooter, moped, or Segway include:
- Distracted drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers not seeing the moped, scooter, or Segway when turning
- Drivers who follow too closely
- Roadway hazards, such as debris, potholes, or uneven road surfaces
Drivers are not always as careful or diligent as they should be about looking out for smaller vehicles that share the Boston streets, even if a rider is doing everything right.
As with any accident, the first priority is getting medical care for anyone who sustained injuries – most likely the rider. If you are injured, remain as still as possible until emergency medical services arrive. Even if you believe that your injuries are minor, it is important to get a medical evaluation. Be sure to keep copies of all of the medical records that pertain to your injuries from the accident. These will be important when you are ready to file a claim against the party who was at fault for the accident.
You will want to speak to a legal professional as soon as possible after the accident. Having the details of the accident fresh in your mind can be helpful when relating the incident to an attorney, who can then go to the scene and conduct a thorough investigation. Your attorney will also be able to explain the process for recovering any compensation that is owed to you.
You could possibly be eligible to request compensation for:
- Lost earnings
- Medical costs related to the accident
- Future medical bills for continued treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Damage to your vehicle
No one is ever in a hurry to start a lengthy legal process, but beginning work on your claim is important. The more information and facts that you have, the better your chances of receiving full compensation for your losses. The legal team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., will work on your behalf to process your claim so that you can focus on making a full recovery from your accident. With over a decade of experience, our attorneys will not allow anyone to take advantage of you or fail to take financial responsibility for the injuries that they caused to you. Call (781) 262-3338 to schedule your free consultation so that you can get started on your recovery.
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