A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured in accidents involving Bird scooters.
Need a Texas Bird Scooter Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident involving a Bird scooter, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
What are Bird Scooters?
Bird is a company based in Santa Monica, California that operates a dockless electric scooter (“e-scooter”) system in over 100 cities worldwide. Users download an app on their phone and pay Bird a fee-per-mile to rent the scooters for short rides at a top speed of 15-mph.
What is the Problem?
Even at slow speeds, accidents involving scooters can cause devastating injuries. Falling off a scooter at high speed, running into a pedestrian, or colliding with a vehicle can easily cause death.
Types of Scooter Injuries
- Road rash
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
- Brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Bone fractures
- Broken wrist, ankle, toes, and fingers
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Face lacerations
- Teeth damage
- Eye injury and vision loss
- Permanent disability
Bird Scooter Injury Lawsuit Filed in California
In October 2018, a class action lawsuit was filed by 8 people who were injured in accidents involving Bird scooters, including:
- Scooter riders
- People who tripped over parked scooters
- Pedestrians who were hit by scooters
- Hit-and-run victims
- Car accidents involving distracted drivers
- Scooters that break or malfunction
- And more
Woman Files Lawsuit After Falling Off Bird Scooter
In December 2018, a woman from San Diego filed a Bird scooter injury lawsuit after she fell off a scooter going downhill with malfunctioning brakes. Her lawyer warned about the safety risks:
“Though scooter companies report that the top speed of the scooters is 15 mph, I believe that the scooters may go much faster downhill. I believe that the brakes may be insufficient to stop a scooter going down a steep hill.”
Does the Rental Agreement Shield Bird from Lawsuits?
Bird has a rental agreement that protect the company from lawsuits in many circumstances. Users automatically agree to the terms and conditions when they use a Bird scooter.
Even so, Bird may face financial responsibility for a rider’s injuries if the company caused or contributed to the incident in some way — for example, operating a defective scooter that broke in half during a ride.
Scooter Lawsuits Against Cities and Other Defendants
Bird riders may also be able to file a lawsuit against the city for failing to maintain sidewalks or roadways, or against a distracted car driver who caused an accident, a pedestrian, a defective part manufacturer, or another party. It is important to have a lawyer review your case.
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