In recent years, Segways have increased in popularity as a fun, eco-friendly way to get from A to B – they’re particularly popular amongst holidaymakers or those into adventure sports. The Segway is a two-wheeled machine which uses gyroscope technology – leaning forward moves the vehicle forwards, whilst leaning backwards makes it go backwards. A ‘lean steer’ handlebar allows for turning left or right, meaning that the Segway should be fairly easy to control.
However, serious accidents have occurred on Segways when they don’t respond to commands or malfunction. Riders have been thrown from the Segway and seriously hurt and malfunctioning Segways have collided with pedestrians or other objects, causing serious Segway injuries.
An accident could lead to serious Segway injuries including neck, back, spinal, facial or head injuries, broken bones or even brain damage. You may be left needing medical treatment and time in hospital, which could lead to loss of earnings or even the loss of your job. If you’ve been injured in a Segway accident, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation.
How much compensation will you receive?
The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depends on the extent of your injuries, the effect they will have on your life and any financial losses you have incurred, such as loss of earnings. Your personal injury lawyer will refer to similar claims in the past to assess how much compensation you are entitled to. You should keep receipts for any expenses such as prescription costs or travel to medical appointments, as these will be taken into account.
How to make a claim
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for your Segway accident. With over 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure the best chances of a successful claim, and we work with a team of expert personal injury lawyers. What’s more, our 100% no win, no fee* service means you don’t even need to worry about expensive legal fees.
Get in touch for confidential, no-obligation advice and to find out whether you have a viable claim – remember, there’s a three-year time limit in place for all claims, so don’t delay or you may end up missing out on the compensation you deserve.
Category: Transport accident claims