Travis County Scooter Accident Lawyer
A Scooter Accident can Change Your Life. Attorney Stephen G. Nagle can Help You Get it Back on Track
Every year in Travis County, there are hundreds of motor vehicle accidents and dozens of motor vehicle accident-related fatalities. Tragically, many of these crashes do not just involve passenger cars, but instead a passenger vehicle and a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or scooter-rider. Often times, these accidents are much more tragic than traditional two-vehicle accidents.
As electric scooters hit Austin streets, the number of scooter-related accidents is increasing. Attorney Stephen G. Nagle is passionate about advocating for scooter riders who have been injured in accidents in Travis County, as well as surviving family members of scooterists who have lost their lives in accidents. If you have been injured, please call Attorney Stephen G. Nagle today for your free consultation.
Scooter Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries
Scooter-riders do not have the same protections that those within a standard motor vehicle have; there is no laminated safety glass, no vehicle frame designed to absorb force, no airbags or seatbelts, etc. In fact, many scooterists do not even have on the proper clothing or protective gear when they are hit.
As such, it is no wonder that scooter accidents lead to serious injuries and fatalities. When scooter crashes are not fatal, they can leave a scooter-rider with life-changing harm, including the following injury types:
- Severe road rash/road burn injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Amputation injuries;
- Loss of use of limb injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries; and
- Bone fracture injuries.
There are other lingering injuries and harm that a scooterist may suffer after a crash, including the development of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, and more.
Recovering Compensation After an Austin Scooter Accident
When a scooter accident occurs and leaves you with life-altering injuries, it may feel as though nothing can remedy the wrong that you have suffered. While it is true that there is nothing that can undo what has been done to you, filing a claim for compensation and recovering a settlement that compensates you for your economic and noneconomic harm can provide you with the financial relief you need to move forward with your life. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important that a thorough investigation into your crash is opened, that all evidence pertaining to fault and damaged is obtained, that police are notified and a report is filed, and that your insurance company and the insurance company of the other party get involved from the get-go.
Because Texas is an at-fault car insurance state, a party who causes an accident is responsible for paying for damages that result (typically via their liability insurance policy). However, an insurance adjuster may be quick to diminish the value of your claim by making false allegations of fault, disputing the validity of your injuries, and more.
Scooter accidents are especially complicated, as Austin and other cities in Travis County are struggling to regulate these accidents, making negligence per se a more difficult thing to prove. That being said, parties that may be held liable after a scooter accident include:
- The driver of a passenger car;
- The party responsible for road maintenance if a road hazard led to the crash;
- The scooterist him or herself; or
- The scooter company if a scooter defect caused the accident or the company failed to properly warn of the risks of scooter operation.
Attorney Stephen G. Nagle will dig deep to determine who is liable for your scooter crash.
Working with a Travis County Scooter Attorney is Key
When you choose Attorney Stephen G. Nagle for representation after your scooter accident, you can count on a legal professional who will aggressively advocate for you and do everything possible to get you the settlement that you deserve. For your free consultation with Attorney Stephen G. Nagle, please call his law office directly or send a message using the contact form found online.