You wouldn’t have thought that being involved in a slight knock while riding a mobility scooter would do anybody a lot of harm, particularly when you consider that they have a maximum speed of eight miles an hour. Although it might be unpleasant to have a mobility scooter plough into your leg at that speed, it would be unlikely that you would experience a serious injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, unless you were very unlucky.
For the person riding the mobility scooter, serious injury would be even less likely, unless of course a road vehicle were to slam into them at high speed, one would think. Well, it’s best never to assume. The truth is that accidents even at very low speeds can result in some pretty nasty injuries.
You might even be surprised to learn that it is in fact possible to suffer a whiplash injury in Boscombe at speeds as low as eight miles an hour. It has been known for personal injury pay-outs to be awarded to people who had been involved in what can loosely be described as road traffic accidents that involved vehicles traveling as slow as four miles an hour.
With this in mind, if you were to suffer some form of whiplash injury in Boscombe while travelling on your mobility scooter, you might well be able to seek recompense with the aid of a top 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor if you could prove that what happened to you occurred as the result of the negligence of a third party.
Mobility scooters and a whiplash injury in Boscombe
Imagine that you had taken your mobility scooter in for a repair. Fortunately, as it was still under warranty, you were furnished with a replacement while things were put right. You go to collect your scooter when asked to, and set off on the journey home. All seems well. The fault that you’d noticed seems to have been sorted, and if anything, your scooter appears to be running more smoothly than before.
You get to a cul-de-sac that leads through to a footpath to your house. As there are very few vehicles on the road you decide to pick up some speed. You floor it, and are soon pelting along at the maximum eight miles per hour. When you go to slow down, you realise that the accelerator is stuck. You slam into a wall, suffering a whiplash injury in Boscombe as consequence.
If a top-class personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline could prove that your whiplash injury in Boscombe came about as a result of negligence on the part of the firm that repaired your scooter, you could be in line for a compensation pay-out.
To discuss your claim with an expert adviser dial 0800 689 0500 now.