Electric scooters on the sidewalk of a street

As electric scooters have become more popular across Georgia and the entire country, electric scooter accidents have also become a more common occurrence. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an electric scooter accident, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation for those injuries.

Don’t delay after you or someone you care about suffers a serious injury in an electric scooter accident in Middle Georgia. The financial weight of the resulting medical bills and lost wages can become unbearable quite quickly without the proper aid. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Gautreaux Law today to learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation.

What to Do After an Electric Scooter Accident

Doing the following immediately after getting hurt in an electric scooter accident will make it easier for us to fight for (and more likely for you to obtain) compensation for your injuries: 

Get Emergency Medical Attention

Without any seat belts, airbags, or crumple zones, electric scooters lack any form of meaningful safety equipment. The only protection you do have while riding comes in the form of your own clothing and a helmet. 

Therefore, the injuries people suffer in electric scooter accidents are often quite a bit more serious than those that result from standard car accidents. These injuries could be life-threatening, so you must receive emergency medical attention as quickly as possible. And even if they are not, any delay in treatment will probably cause them to worsen. 

Furthermore, by receiving immediate medical attention, you will have medical records established, which are critical documentation that a Gautreaux Law attorney will need to prove your claim.

Contact a Lawyer at Gautreaux Law

Insurance companies typically try to kick the blame back to the injured party as a means of avoiding compensation payouts. And that could be devastating if the insurance company for the other driver does this to you.

The sooner you contact the Gautreaux Law team, the sooner we can take action. Our legal team will support your claim by doing the following:

  • Investigating the accident scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Helping you find the right doctors to treat your injuries
  • Collecting and safeguarding all important records

Above all, we know that speed is critical to getting fair compensation after an electric scooter accident, so we encourage you to contact our firm as quickly as possible.

Avoid Discussing Your Accident

All too often, shortly after someone is seriously injured in an accident, they go on social media and tell their friends and family all about the accident. But that’s the last thing you want to do after such an event.

Anything you say can potentially be used against you by an insurance company to diminish the value of your claim or even deny it. And that includes conversations on social media, with the driver of the vehicle that hit you, or with the insurance company.

As such, you must avoid discussing the accident with anyone except for your lawyer. If you need to communicate with an insurance company, your lawyer can take the lead instead. You can even request that they be present during an interview with the police.

Compensation From Electric Scooter Accidents

Typically, there are two types of expenses (“losses”) that you can receive compensation for following a scooter accident: medical bills and lost wages. In both cases, you must maintain good records to receive any financial rewards.

Medical bills typically include any type of treatment, from your first emergency visit to your final post-treatment checkup. They also include physical, emotional, or occupational therapy resulting from your injury. 

However, because medical bills often include separate bills for doctors and facilities, it is easy for costs to fall between the cracks. An attorney from our law firm will help you track every expense down to the last penny.

Lost wages require similar diligence, but thankfully, your employer is more likely to assist. You’ll need documentation that shows how much you earn daily and how many days of work you missed due to an accident. Typically, you will also need medical documentation that proves that you are not yet capable of returning to work after an injury.

Death Benefits

If one of your loved ones died in an electric scooter accident, you may be eligible to submit a wrongful death claim against the driver. In this situation, you can obtain similar compensation (the lost earnings and medical costs of your loved one before their death). But you may also be eligible for additional benefits like loss of companionship. 

Contact Personal Injury Lawyers in Central Georgia Immediately

If you or a loved one was seriously hurt or killed in an electric scooter accident, you may be eligible to get compensation for that harm. Contact Gautreaux Law today to schedule a free consultation with a Georgia attorney who can explain your options.