If you have been injured whilst riding your scooter and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
In a similar way to motorbike accidents, scooter accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, even at relatively low speeds. The minimal protection which scooters provide to their riders means that injuries can vary widely. They can range from whiplash, other soft-tissue injuries, and broken bones, all the way up to brain damage or even fatal injuries.
Being injured in a scooter accident is bad enough, but it can lead you to suffer other harm. Suffering psychological symptoms following a road traffic accident is common and can be just as debilitating as a physical injury. Also, your beloved scooter may be damaged beyond repair, seriously affecting your ability to travel.
Scooter accidents frequently involve a collision with another road-user. However, there are other situations in which an accident can occur. These include:
- Accidents caused by poorly-maintained roads or the presence of other hazards such as spillages. Often this will involve making a claim against whoever is responsible for maintaining the road or keeping it safe or against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
- Injuries suffered as a result of defective safety equipment.
- Accidents caused by defective parts of your scooter.
Regardless of how your scooter accident may have occurred, if you have suffered due to the negligence of someone else then you are legally and morally entitled to claim compensation. Truth Legal can help you every step of the way in securing this compensation.
Begin your claim with us today by contacting us now.
Scooter Claims Unaffected by the 2021 Whiplash Reforms
You may have heard about changes to the law involving whiplash claims and road traffic accidents. These changes alter the process by which certain personal injury claims are made, imposing lower injury compensation awards, and preventing affected claimants from instructing solicitors to help them.
However, if you were injured whilst riding a scooter, your claim will not be affected by these changes fortunately. This means that, even if you have suffered whiplash-type injuries, you can instruct Truth Legal to help you in your personal injury claim.
There are several steps to establishing your personal injury claim. By law, you must prove:
- There was a duty of care – Whoever you are claiming against must have owed a duty of care towards you. Road-users owe duties of care to one another so this is rarely a problem in scooter accident claims.
- This duty was breached – The party you are claiming from must have failed in their duty of care. An example would be a motorist pulling out from a side road without properly checking if it was safe to do so.
- Causation – The breach mentioned above must have caused your injuries and other losses. To continue the previous example, if the motorist who pulled out from the side road collided with your scooter, any injuries you sustain from the collision can be said to have been caused by the motorist’s breach of duty.
- Reasonable injuries and losses – The compensation you are claiming must be reasonable. Excessive amounts or losses you incurred without a reasonable basis will be very difficult to recover.
Successfully establishing your scooter claim can be challenging, although much depends on whether the party from whom you are claiming seeks to dispute any parts of your case. With experienced specialist solicitors acting for you, however, the chances of securing the right compensation are much greater.
Truth Legal tries to help people wherever possible by acting on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. For accidents which were not your fault, we can usually offer a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement.
In the vast majority of situations, a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement means you will not have to pay our fees if we do not succeed in securing compensation for you.
Upon a successful outcome, often some of our fees are paid by a portion of your compensation award. This is the normal way in which ‘No Win No Fee’ agreements operate. It is also usual for most of our fees to be paid by the other party or their insurers.
How a claim is funded is always explained in more detail before a claim begins. You can find more information on ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreements here.
We have also partnered with CrowdJustice, a leading crowdfunding platform specifically designed to help clients get access to funding for their case. Find 0ut more about Crowdfunding for legal cases.
Further Information on scooter accident claims
At Truth Legal, we offer free initial consultation sessions with no obligation to proceed further. If you would like to discuss your case, or to find out more about making a scooter accident claim, please contact us.