Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.
We have been talking about electric scooters for the better part of a year. As they have gained popularity in major cities throughout the country, they have also raised concerns over safety. Many people have been seriously injured in the US due to scooter crashes and some people have even lost their lives.
San Diego has taken its time creating rules about electric scooters. There have been thousands of complaints from citizens about the safety of both riders and the people around them. At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, we know that electric scooters are only one of many dangers that pedestrians face daily in and around the city. If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a draft of the regulations for the electric scooter industry recently.
“We welcome more mobility options, and these new regulations take a common-sense approach that will allow this emerging market to grow in a responsible way,” he said in a statement.
So, what do they say?
Across the country, and right here in San Diego, there have been many injury accidents involving electric scooters. There are no training requirements for those who want to ride the scooters and riders do not have to wear helmets. Inexperienced riders have proven to be a danger to both themselves and to other people around them. Right now, they can be driven up to 15 mph. At these speeds, both riders and pedestrians can suffer major injuries in the event of a crash.
Despite the new regulations for scooters, we know that there will be more injuries. There are always going to be pedestrian injuries. At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, we will help pedestrian crash victims get the compensation they deserve. This can include: