Moped Accident Lawyer
Hurt in a Moped Crash? Get Help from an Experienced Philadelphia Law Firm
As moped use goes up on crowded city streets, so do the number of accidents. If you’ve been injured in a crash, a moped accident lawyer will help you understand your rights. Mopeds can be dangerous, especially when drivers are inexperienced. They are also small, so often other drivers, who may be distracted or in a hurry, just don’t see them. But with people looking for easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly ways to go from place to place, many are finding that these vehicles are a convenient way to get around. Unfortunately, both riders and non-riders have been hurt and even killed in moped-related accidents. For this reason, lawsuits surrounding moped use are increasing.
When you’ve been involved in a moped accident, the injury attorneys at Wapner Newman in Pennsylvania can answer your questions. We have a long track record of success in looking out for the legal interests of people hurt in negligent vehicle accidents. We can help you, too. Call us at (215) 569-0900 to arrange a free consultation with our law firm.
How Do Dangerous Moped Accidents Happen?
Moped accidents happen in a variety of ways. Inexperience by moped drivers can cause accidents, especially in the case of moped rentals. Driver distraction can be responsible. Also, mopeds are hard to see and are very quiet. When they are in another driver’s blind spot and that driver isn’t careful, disaster can occur.
Other causes of moped accidents include:
- Drunk drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Tailgating drivers
- Drivers who cut in front of mopeds
- Malfunctioning or defective moped parts
- Roadway hazards including potholes and uneven surfaces.
No matter how your moped-related injury happened and whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian injured in a crash, our lawyers will review your case and advise you about your options. If your crash was due to another’s negligence, we will fight for you.
We Bring In-Depth Experience to Victims of Moped and Scooter Accidents
We have in-depth experience helping victims of vehicle accidents. Contact a moped and scooter accident lawyer from our firm right away to learn about compensation you may be able to get for your injuries. Call Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900.
How Can a Moped Accident Lawyer Help Me?
When you’ve been injured in a negligent moped or scooter accident, a moped accident lawyer may be able to get you compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. You may be able to be paid by the liable party for the following damages:
- Current and future medical expenses related to your injuries
- Lost wages from missing time at work while you recover
- Future loss of income if you can no longer work or if you are now limited in the kind of work you can do
- Pain and suffering for the physical pain and emotional trauma caused by the accident.
Every case is different. How much you might get generally depends on how seriously you were injured and the degree of negligence involved. Our attorneys will examine your case to determine who is responsible for your accident. Call us today at (215) 569-0900 to arrange for a free consultation.
Get Answers from a Rental Moped Accident Lawyer
Ridesharing moped services are popping up in more and more cities. In July of 2020, Revel, which is based in New York, temporarily suspended its operations in the city after two deaths. In the first fatal accident, the victim was a 26-year-old woman, a passenger on a moped who fell off after the driver swerved. Days later another driver hit a light pole and died. Revel also has operations in Washington D.C., Miami, Austin, Oakland, and San Francisco. It is facing more lawsuits as moped accidents increase.
To hop on a Revel moped and go at speeds up to 30 mph, riders only have to download the company’s app, provide a driver’s license and pay a small fee. Users must also say that they watched the company’s short training video. Helmets are provided on the mopeds and are supposed to be worn. According to a CNN article, Revel riders have been criticized for not wearing helmets, running red lights and other unsafe driving behavior. Prior to the two deaths, the company had suspended over 1,000 moped users in New York for violating its safety rules.
Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Revel and Scooter-Sharing Companies
Revel has been hit with lawsuits by riders and others allegedly injured by riders. E-scooter companies such as Bird, Lime and others have also been sued. In the case of e-scooters, another issue has been users’ leaving them in the middle of the sidewalk, causing tripping hazards.
If you’ve been injured because of unsafe driving by a moped driver or another driver, our rental moped accident lawyer is here for you. Moped ride sharing and e-scooter sharing are relatively new transportation options, and it can be confusing to know what your rights are. Establishing fault and liability isn’t always clear-cut. In some cases, the moped or scooter companies may be responsible. In other cases, other vehicle drivers may be at fault. And in still others, moped and scooter drivers themselves may be to blame.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation about your case. Call us today at (215) 569-0900 to speak with a Revel moped accident lawyer.
Contact a Skilled Moped Accident Lawyer for Help
Accidents are scary. One minute you are going about your day and the next you’ve been seriously injured. Medical and other expenses can quickly mount up. If you’ve been seriously injured because of a moped or scooter, you may not know where to turn. The skilled moped accident attorneys at Wapner Newman in Philadelphia will review your case to determine who may be held liable. Then we will work toward getting you the compensation you deserve. Whether you’re in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, our team can help. Call our law office at (215) 569-0900 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You don’t pay us unless you get compensation.