Motor scooters and mopeds are popular vehicles on Florida roadways. Economical and environmentally friendly, they offer riders an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and the weather. Unfortunately, motor scooter accidents are all too common, with the scooter operator usually suffering much more serious injuries than people in the other vehicle with which the collision occurred.
The attorneys at Heller & Heller, P.A., will protect your rights. We will help you explore your legal options after being injured in a motor scooter accident in Coral Springs or throughout Broward County.
Just like bicyclists and motorcycle riders, people who ride motor scooters and mopeds are more vulnerable in a collision due to the open nature of their chosen vehicles. Thus, those with whom they share the road must use an appropriate level of caution to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and the negligence of other drivers is often to blame when car-scooter crashes happen.
- In motor scooter accident cases, negligence is defined as the failure of a driver to conform to the level of care that a reasonably prudent driver would have exercised in the same or similar circumstances. The failure to exercise due caution can happen when a driver does something that he or she should not have done, or it can happen due to a driver’s failure to do a particular thing that a reasonable driver would have done.
- A claim may help an injured person receive compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The person’s spouse may also have a claim for loss of consortium.
- If the accident resulted in a tragic death, the victim’s estate and certain family members may file suit for wrongful death. Available damages in successful wrongful death lawsuits often include funeral and burial costs, final medical expenses associated with the accident, loss of consortium, lost net earnings to the estate and related losses.
Our lawyers can plan a legal strategy based on your specific objectives. We offer a free initial consultation in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call us at 954-340-0037 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.