Scooter operators should take caution when riding their vehicles on the roadway, as they often face the same disadvantages as motorcyclists do.
If you are going to operate a scooter on a Nashville roadway, you should take steps to avoid sustaining personal injuries in a crash, like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and broken bones.
You can do this by wearing a helmet and other protective articles of clothing, like gloves, pants and reflective jackets. Additionally, you should follow the same laws as other vehicles on the road.
Sadly, on September 19, a woman on a motorized scooter was seriously injured in a south Nashville accident. According to WZTV-TV, the accident occurred at around 6 a.m. near Nolensville Pike and McIver Street. Another vehicle in the roadway reportedly struck the woman.
The woman involved in the accident was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.
Can I File a Lawsuit Following a Scooter Accident?
If you are following the rules of the road and a negligent driver hits you while you are riding your scooter, you could be entitled to damages. Sadly, in many motorcycle and scooter accidents, other drivers are to blame.
A study done in Florida last year estimated that more than 50 percent of motorcycle accidents are the result of other drivers on the road not seeing vehicles—often these accidents can occur as a result of improper lane changes.
Our attorney has obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements for the victims of vehicle accidents. Call us today if you have been injured in a scooter accident.
“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” – Proverbs 29:11