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Bird/Lime Accidents

What are Bird and Lime?


As technological advancements take us further from fossil fuel consumption, we are rapidly innovating the ways in which we get from place to place. One new development in this sector are new electrical scooters, the most popular of which being Birds and Limes. Mostly seen in Southern California, Birds and Limes work on a rechargeable battery and ride on two wheels. These scooters are activated by phones, and can travel miles before being deactivated. They charge users by time, distance, or a combination of both. While these are a new and exciting source of clean energy transportation, they have posed several safety concerns for users and surrounding motorists.


Common Types of Bird/Lime Accidents


An estimated 1500 electric scooter accidents were reported in the US last year. These accidents can arise in a myriad of situations, including:

  • A scooter hitting a pedestrian
  • A scooter colliding with a motorized vehicle
  • A pedestrian falling off of a scooter


These accidents can lead to property damage and, more importantly, severe injury. Injuries often sustained in electric scooter accidents include fractures, head injuries, lacerations, contusions, and strains.


Who is responsible for an Electric Scooter Accident?


         Commonly, the rider of the electric scooter is blamed for the accident. However, depending on the situation, motorists, pedestrians, or other external factors may be the cause of an electric scooter accident. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Improper maintenance of roads (city authorities)
  • Improper maintenance of the scooters themselves
  • Motor vehicle drivers
  • Parts manufacturers
  • Any intermediaries involved in fulfilling the safety protocols of these scooters



What to do after a Bird/Lime Accident


These open air vehicles can cause catastrophe if handled improperly. After the situation has subsided and everything is safe, it is advised that you speak with an expert personal injury attorney from our firm immediately. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you have. If you ride these scooters often, we strongly recommend that you wear a helmet. For legal counsel and excellence without compromi

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November 11, 2019

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