We’ve assisted people in making scooter accident claims already, so we could help you in the same way. You might know how you could become involved in a scooter accident, because you may have been in a similar accident recently. You may also be more than aware of the symptoms of scooter accident injuries, because you have been left with some of them yourself.
Why might you need to make scooter accident claims?
Accident Advice Helpline handles scooter accident claims for a variety of different types of accidents. Whether you’ve been injured on a kids’ or adults’ non-motorised scooter or a type of small motorbike, you may need to get in touch with us to find out more about scooter accident claims. If we’re referring to the motorcycle type of scooter, then accidents could happen on the road at any time. Whilst you can take precautions such as travelling at low speeds and wearing protective clothing and a helmet, you have no way to predict the behaviour of other road users, and if you have been hit by a car or another vehicle and injured, you could get in touch with us to find out if you could make a claim.
If your child has been injured whilst on their scooter, you could also make a claim on their behalf. It may be that they have been hit by a car whilst crossing the road on their scooter, or they could have sustained injuries from a faulty scooter, in which case the manufacturer could be held liable. Scooters exist for adults too, and if you have been the victim of a faulty scooter, whether your own or rented, you could have a viable personal injury claim.
Treatment for scooter injuries
If you are reading this while recovering from your own injuries, either at home or while in hospital, you will know how important treating scooter accident injuries is. Swift treatment can prevent a serious injury from claiming a life, but even minor injuries can heal better when treated immediately. In the case of a scooter accident, getting checked out is always a good idea. At any rate, if you later decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation, you will need to prove you received medical treatment for your injuries and we will normally get in touch with your doctor to see copies of your medical report.
What types of injuries are common in scooter accident claims?
Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has handled thousands of scooter accident claims, but there are some injuries we have seen more frequently than others. Lacerations and bruises are amongst the most common scooter injuries, whichever type of scooter we are talking about. Other common injuries on children’s and adults’ non-motorised scooters include minor head injuries such as concussion, facial injuries, broken bones and strains and sprains. Injuries sustained on a small motorbike can be more serious, depending on how your accident happened. If you have been hit by a car or a larger vehicle, you could sustain serious injuries ranging from a brain injury to a fractured skull, crush injuries or internal injuries. You are less protected on a scooter than other road users and so the risk of you suffering more serious injuries in a collision is high.
Recovering from a scooter accident
A scooter can refer to a kid’s scooter, or to a micro-scooter, which are used by some adults as well as by children. But a scooter can also be a basic form of motorbike, although much less powerful than that, of course.
The long-term effects of being involved in a scooter accident will always depend on a range of factors. For instance, what kind of scooter was being ridden, and what speeds were involved in the crash? Was someone else at fault? How much does the injured person remember, and how are they coming to terms with what happened to them?
Should you make a claim for personal injury compensation?
We are often asked by people whether they are eligible to make a claim after sustaining minor injuries in a scooter accident. But more worryingly, thousands of people across the UK miss out on making a personal injury claim every year because they don’t realise that they are eligible to claim. Minor injuries are common in these types of accidents, and the good news is that you can still make a claim for minor injuries provided that somebody else caused your accident and your accident happened in the last three years. You’ll also need to have received medical treatment for your injuries, which is why it is so important to see a doctor after your accident. We believe that anybody who has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence should be able to make a personal injury claim, and we’re here to make sure that happens. For over 16 years we have helped members of the public with their scooter injury claims, and we’re here to help you too.
Could we handle scooter accident claims for you?
Maybe you’re thinking it is too complex to make scooter accident claims. You’d be wrong. While there is some complexity in handling a claim of any nature, much of the work is handled by a personal injury lawyer. That means you can be confident in getting on with your recovery, while your lawyer is claiming for a scooter accident on your behalf.
There is nobody better to handle your claim than Accident Advice Helpline, either. Our experienced lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which makes claiming a breeze (with no worries about upfront legal fees), and with ease of access provided via our two phone numbers, you can get in touch within moments, too. Try now on 0800 689 0500, or ring on 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. That’s the best way to speak to someone who can help, and who understands your position. Just one call could get you on the way to claiming the compensation you deserve for your accident.
Date Published: 18th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen