Electric scooters are one of the most popular new ways to get around today’s urban jungle. However, they also add new elements of danger to city traffic. If you received an injury from an accident with an electric scooter, you may deserve financial compensation. The Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman is a firm with prior experience representing clients in electric scooter lawsuits. With a storied legal career spanning more than 30 years, clients in the Orange, NJ area can trust attorney Mitchell Friedman to provide reliable, professional legal representation. Don’t try to pursue your case alone. Call the Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman for help in any of these areas:
Essex County, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Hudson County, NJ
Union County, NJ
Passaic County, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ
West Orange, NJ
Bergen County, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ
Ocean County, NJ
Electric scooters have seen a boom in popularity since tech companies like Uber introduced them in 2018. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control determined that nearly 20 scooter users out of every 100,000 experience an injury during their rides. Electric scooters present many of the same safety hazards as motorcycles including a lack of airbags and seatbelts. However, in contrast to motorcycles, the DMV doesn’t have specific licensing laws for scooter operators. The end result is swarms of scooter riders zipping around busy city streets without any protection. Scooter accidents can result in a number of injuries like:
Head and neck trauma.
Skin damage like road rash.
Damage to soft and connective tissue.
Organ damage from impact with cars.
If you were involved in a scooter accident that caused you an injury and wasn’t your fault, you may deserve financial compensation. A qualified, professional personal injury lawyer like attorney Friedman can help you pursue damages in an electric scooter accident lawsuit including:
Lost wages from time taken off work.
Decreased quality of life.
If you have any specific questions about your electric scooter accident, call the Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman.
It’s important to consult an attorney immediately after an electric scooter accident. The sooner you file your case, the easier it will be for your attorney to pursue it. In addition, New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. Attorney Friedman can help you navigate the civil court process and file crucial court documents like:
Complaint – this document initiates your lawsuit. It lists how the defendant harmed you and what the court can do to rectify the situation.
Discovery – after filing your complaint and serving it on the defendant, you’ll need to present any evidence you plan to use in your case to the court. This can include information like police and insurance reports. If you don’t file a piece of evidence with the court, you can’t use it in your case.
Negotiations – before your case goes to trial, you and the defendant will have the chance to negotiate a settlement out-of-court. This is frequently the last step of a personal injury case.
Trial – if you and the defendant can’t reach an agreement during negotiations, you’ll need to appear in court. Both sides will present their cases and the court will submit a ruling to decide the case in favor of the plaintiff or defendant.
Without the help of an attorney to guide you through the civil court procedures, you’ll likely lose your electric scooter accident lawsuit. However, hiring a lawyer like attorney Friedman can greatly increase your chances of winning your claim.
With more than three decades of experience as a personal injury lawyer and prior experience helping clients try their electric scooter accident lawsuits, attorney Friedman has the background, experience, and skills you’ll need during the civil court process. He’s helped numerous clients in the Orange, NJ area pursue similar personal injury claims. Additionally, he has connections within the local court system. He can leverage these to increase your chances of winning your lawsuit. If you need help, don’t wait. Call the Law Offices of Mitchell Friedman today.