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Bird Scooter Accident Lawyer Salt Lake City UT
There’s a new vehicle that has been showing up on Utah streets over the past couple of years – the electric bird scooter. Many people enjoy using the scooter as a quick and easy way of navigating through city streets. However, there have also been many tragic accidents and injuries that have occurred because of these vehicles. If you have been injured in an electric scooter incident, contact Rasmussen & Miner to speak with a Bird scooter accident lawyer Salt Lake City UT clients recommend.
Electric Scooter Accidents
Bird scooters may be fun to ride around on, but they can also reach speeds of up to 15 mph. This can be dangerous for a rider who is unfamiliar with how to operate these vehicles. A rider can fall off the scooter, crash into another electric scooter rider, crash into a pedestrian, trip over a scooter that has been carelessly discarded, or be involved in a crash with a car or other vehicle.
As a personal injury lawyer Salt Lake City UT victims trust knows, electric scooter accidents have become so common that there have now been multiple studies on the rate of accidents and type so injuries. In one study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers spent three months gathering data from the city of Austin, TX. During those three months, there were 271 electric scooter injuries documented:
- There were 192 victims who were treated at emergency rooms following the incident they were injured in.
- There were two victims who were pedestrians. The other 190 injured victims were riding on electric scooters at the time of the accident.
- While the ages of victims ranged in age from 9 to 79, half of the victims were between the ages of 18 and 29.
- A little more than half – 55 percent – of the victims were male
- More than 30 percent of the victims were riding their scooters for the first time when the accidents occurred.
Many electric scooter victims suffer multiple injuries. The breakdown of injuries the victims from the CDC study included:
- Head injuries: Almost half – 48 percent – of the victims suffered head injuries. Fifteen percent of those victims sustained brain trauma
- Fractured bones: 35 percent of victims suffered bone fractures
- Chest and abdomen injuries: 18 percent of victims complained of pain to the chest and/or abdomen area
- Shoulder, arms, wrist, and hand injuries: 70 percent of victims suffered injuries to one or more upper limbs
- Legs, knees, ankles, and feet injuries: 55 percent of victims suffered injuries to one or more lower limbs
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If you have been injured in an electric scooter accident, whether you were the rider of the scooter or no, contact Rasmussen & Miner to find out what legal options you have. Contact our office to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Salt Lake City UT Bird scooter accident lawyer to find out how our legal team can help.