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Oakland E-Scooter Accident Lawyer

Electric scooters have rapidly become a regular presence in major cities across California. In areas with heavy foot traffic, particularly areas frequented by tourists such as Oakland, e-scooters offer a cost-effective and efficient means of quickly traveling from one place to the other. Many companies have started offering easy and accessible e-scooter rental, allowing for bar grazers, shoppers, and tourists to pick up a scooter at any street corner and deposit it at their destination. While these scooters may be convenient, they can also be dangerous. Riders tend to ignore helmet requirements, and they often deposit scooters just about anywhere–sidewalks, street corners, and even in the middle of the street. Discarded scooters pose a hazard for pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorists.

If you or someone you love has been injured by an electric scooter, the dedicated Oakland e-scooter accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada are ready to help you bring your claim for recovery. You are entitled to compensation from whoever caused your injury, whether it was a driver who collided with your scooter, another rider who ran into you, or a scooter rider who injured you as a pedestrian.”  We are lumping here injuries to others by scooters and injuries to scooter riders.

E-Scooters Are More Dangerous Than We Like to Think

Electric scooters appear mild. They travel at slower speeds than motorcycles and, in many cases, even bicycles. But they also provide no protection for riders, especially given that most riders do not wear helmets while operating. Scooters are meant to be picked up and discarded in between stops at the bar, while shopping, or in between tourist sights. Most people are not going to bring a helmet from home just in case they rent a scooter from Lime, Bird, Skip, Skoot, or Uber. Most people riding scooters also have little to no experience with the machines, and the rules regarding scooter riding vary by city and are generally confusing and unknown. They do, in fact, travel much faster than we often consider.

Given these various complications, it should not be surprising that thousands of people are injured by scooters every year. Emergency rooms saw nearly 40,000 broken bones, head injuries, cuts and bruises from e-scooter accidents between 2014 and 2018, according to expert researchers. If you are riding an e-scooter, it is important to be careful to avoid serious injury. If you were hurt in an e-scooter accident, speak with an e-scooter injury lawyer to find out if you have a claim for damages.

Common Accidents Involving E-Scooters

Accidents involving e-scooters typically involve one of three situations: A pedestrian or other person injured by a scooter operator, an e-scooter rider who was injured because of someone’s negligence, or a scooter rider wounded because of a problem with the scooter. E-scooter accidents can lead to head injuries, lacerations, broken bones, severe falls, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and in the most severe cases, death.

Some of the more common types of e-scooter accidents include the following:

  • E-scooter collision with a car or motorcycle in the street
  • E-scooter collision with a pedestrian or bicycle in the sidewalk
  • Accident caused by a defective e-scooter
  • Accident caused by a hazard on the road or sidewalk

In any of these cases, the accident may have been caused by a person operating a scooter negligently (speeding, riding while intoxicated, riding while distracted, etc.) or by another party acting negligently–an oblivious pedestrian, a swerving and unobservant driver, an e-scooter rental company or manufacturer that allowed a defective e-scooter to be placed in rotation, or a city that failed to maintain roads and sidewalks safely. Whatever the nature of your injury, if you were hurt in an accident involving an e-scooter, the personal injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada will help you build your case for a complete recovery.

Help From a Dedicated E-Scooter Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you care for has been hurt in an e-scooter accident in Oakland, the seasoned and effective e-scooter injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP, can help you get the recovery you deserve. Call 925-937-3900 or reach out online today for a free consultation. In personal injury matters, we operate on contingency fees and only take payment when we recover compensation for you.

You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:

  • We have served Northern California for over 35 years.

  • Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.

  • In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.

  • We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.

  • We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.

  • We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.

  • We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.

  • We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.

  • There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.

Dedicated Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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