Question: I was riding an e-scooter in the bike lane on Broadway in Santa Monica. A car came up from behind me and then turned right in front of me, cutting me off. I crashed into the car and suffered a broken arm. The driver is trying to blame me. Do I have a case?
Answer: If you were riding an electric scooter and hit by a car, you should definitely speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss your rights.
It sounds like the motorist was inattentive and he or she never saw you before the impact. You may have been in the driver’s blind spot. Based on the facts you described, the driver of the car would be at fault.
It’s a good idea to move quickly and track down any surveillance cameras that captured the accident, and any witnesses.
Do not give a statement to the driver’s insurance carrier or give them a signed medical authorization.
If you were hit by a car while riding an e-scooter, call the attorneys at McGee, Lerer & Associates for a free consultation. If there was a fault on the motorist, you have the right to be paid for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can set you up with medical treatment right away. If you hire our firm, there is no fee unless we collect money for you. Read about how our fee works here.