In recent times, there’s been a vast increase in the popularity of gadgets and gizmos used to get us from A to B in a novel way. Segways, rollerblades and hover boards are all the rage. While riding a Segway can be great fun, this activity doesn’t come without risk. Here are some of the dangers of Segways.
Common Segway injuries
Segways rose to fame a few years ago, and now lots of people enjoy seeing the sights and embracing the great outdoors on board a Segway. You can buy vouchers as gifts or treat yourself to a Segway experience, and there are lots of outdoor activity centres where you can ride challenging routes, try out different types of terrain and try and work up a bit of speed. Using a Segway is usually very safe, but there are some dangers of Segways. The most common types of Segway injury include:
- Cuts and grazes
Rarely, Segway accidents can be very serious, and injuries that may occur include spinal and head injuries, lacerations and facial injuries.
Preventing Segway accidents
When you ride a Segway, you should be aware of the risks involved, and use suitable safety equipment. If you’re taking part in an organised activity, you should be provided with the relevant equipment. Stick to designated paths and routes, and maintain a steady speed. Go slowly, to begin with, as it may take you a while to get used to the Segway. Ask for assistance if you’re having any problems.
Can I claim compensation for a Segway accident?
If you’ve been injured by somebody using a Segway or you sustained injuries while on a Segway, it may be possible to claim compensation. Keen to make a claim for a Segway accident? You must be able to prove that you were not at fault. If you injured by another individual or your Segway accident was caused by using faulty equipment, for example, you may have a viable claim. If you fell off the Segway because you were trying to take a selfie or you weren’t following instructions, for example, you would be liable for the accident.
For more advice about making a claim for Segway injuries, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or take our 30-second eligibility test online. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim no-win, no-fee* personal injury compensation.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice