Forty percent of electric scooter injuries reported nationwide involve head injuries, according to the Journal of American Medical Association study published earlier this year. It also mentioned 32% of those reported injuries included fractures; 28% were less serious injuries such as cuts, sprains and bruises. Lawmakers across the country including those in Atlanta are considering appropriate legislation to effectively govern the public’s use of these shared dockable mobility devices. Safety weighs as one of the largest concerns.
Personal Injury Attorney Reginald Lewis has spent nearly 20 years diligently defending the rights of injured individuals. He urges scooter riders to take extreme caution in knowing their rights before engaging on a commute. Attorney Lewis shares the following tips for scooter riders:
In January 2019, Atlanta city leaders approved a law mandating among other things, electric scooter companies purchase liability insurance. It has yet to be decided whether riders will eventually be required to sign liability waivers before zooming away on a scooter.