Scooter and E-Scooter Accident Claims

If you’ve been in an accident while on your scooter or caused by someone on a scooter or e-scooter, you could make a compensation claim.

Making a scooter or e-scooter accident claim

Scooters are a popular way of getting around our towns and cities, with e-scooters becoming increasingly common on roads and pavements.

You could be able to make a compensation claim if you’ve been injured in an accident that involved a scooter or e-scooter.

You could have been riding a scooter or hit by someone on a scooter. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.

There have been increasing reports of serious accidents that involve e-scooters. Although they are only legally allowed to be ridden on the roads in certain cities carrying out trials, they are now a common sight in most regions – popular with both adults and children.

E-scooters are particularly quiet, which make them difficult to notice. This can make them dangerous on the roads – both for those riding them and other road users, particularly pedestrians.

First4InjuryClaims could guide you through the process of making a claim if you’ve been injured in a scooter accident.

How much compensation could I receive?

The amount of compensation you’re awarded for a successful claim will be based on your injury, how severe it is and how long your recovery is expected to take.

For example, a minor foot injury that you recover from in a few months could see you receive up to £2,300. Meanwhile, a more serious foot injury that leaves you with permanent symptoms, like a limp, could mean you are awarded up to £12,900.

Can I claim for other losses?

As part of a compensation claim, you can also claim for non-injury losses. For example, if you were left unable to work, you could claim for a loss of earnings, as well as any bonus, overtime or commission you missed out on.

This can also include personal property that has been damaged and needs to be replaced. For example, if your scooter was broken in the accident, you could claim for the cost of a replacement.

You could also be entitled to claim for the cost of any medical care you’ve paid for, such as physiotherapy or medication. It may also be possible to claim for the cost of transport to and from medical appointments.

It’s important to keep the receipts for anything you spend money on as a result of your injury. You’ll need them to claim back the cost of these expenses.

If you have any questions about what you could claim for, just get in touch. We’ll be happy to talk you through the process and what you could be entitled to.

How can I pay for my claim?

If we think you have a good chance of success, we’ll take your claim on as part of a No Win No Fee agreement. That means we won’t receive payment for our work unless you are awarded compensation.

A No Win No Fee agreement also means that there’s nothing for you to pay upfront. You can start your claim as soon as you’re ready, while focusing on your recovery rather than worrying about how to pay for your claim.

Is there a time limit to make a claim?

In most cases, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. It’s always advisable to start your claim as soon as possible. This means you can get it submitted before the deadline is up and you may find it easier to get hold of certain pieces of evidence.

Not everyone has the same deadline, though. If you’re claiming on behalf of a child, you’ll be able to do so until their 18th birthday. After this date, they will then have three years to make a claim for themselves.

If you’re not sure whether you can submit a scooter claim, just ask us. We’ll explain how claiming works and help you feel confident about going ahead.

How important is evidence in a claim?

The strongest claims all have strong evidence. The team at First4InjuryClaims will help you work out what the best pieces of evidence will be. This could include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • Medical reports – you’ll have to have a medical assessment as part of your claim
  • Photographs and video footage of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Police reports
  • Witness details and statements

We’re here to take the stress out of claiming, so don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about how it works. Helping you get the best outcome is our priority, so we’re always here for you.