Teen Hurt In Scooter Accident Right After Scooter Protest
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Teen Hurt In Scooter Accident Right After Scooter Protest

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Pedestrian Accident.

31-May-2019

San Diego has been a hotspot for electric scooters ever since they started taking over cities across the country. While they offer convenience for many people, they are also causing major injuries to riders and innocent third parties. Recently, one teenager was hurt in a scooter accident just hours after an electric scooter protest on the boardwalk.

At the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, our San Diego pedestrian accident attorney is ready to help if you have been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by another person’s negligence. Whether it was a scooter accident or something else entirely, let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.

The Protest

You may have seen the protest against electric scooters on the news. You may have even participated in it. The event took place last month at the Mission Beach boardwalk to protest against the use of e-scooters and other motorized vehicles on the boardwalk itself.

Just hours after the protest took place, a teenager was injured in an e-scooter accident. The teen admitted she fell off an e-scooter she was riding with a friend.

“It’s called a boardwalk for a reason. And no motorized vehicles should ever be travelling along with it. They should be banned,” said Jonathan Freeman, one of the protesters that day. Part of the protest featured doctors who said they have seen a new wave of patients due to scooter accidents.

Who gets hurt in these incidents?

  • Inexperienced scooter riders
  • People struck by scooters
  • Pedestrians who trip over discarded scooters

“We see concussions, cuts, broken bones, recently a severe neck injury. Someone almost lost their vision in their eye,” said Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Alexandra Myers.

Other Crashes

We also know that pedestrians in San Diego are vulnerable to the actions of careless or negligent drivers. They are especially susceptible to drivers who are:

  • Impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted by their phones
  • Speeding or driving recklessly

It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of these incidents:

  • Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

Who will be left holding the bills in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash?

What Happens Now?

There is no denying that electric scooters are dangerous under certain circumstances. However, we know that they are only one risk that pedestrians face on a daily basis. If you are injured in a pedestrian crash, The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno are here to help.

Let out qualified and experienced teamwork to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a San Diego pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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