[07-28-2021] Los Angeles County, CA – Teen Injured After a Scooter Crash in Newhall

An unidentified 15-year-old was seriously hurt after getting involved in a scooter accident in Newhall on Wednesday night, July 28.

[07-28-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - Teen Injured After a Scooter Crash in NewhallThe accident transpired at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the area of Sierra Highway and Dockweller Drive in Newhall. The 15-year-old was reportedly riding a scooter in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passing vehicle. It is unclear what caused the vehicle to struck the teen.

Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the teen lying on the roadway with unspecified injuries. The teenager was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment. Details surrounding the accident are limited at the moment.

The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The accident is currently under investigation. Authorities will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the crash.

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Scooter Accident Statistics

Scooters have become a popular alternative mode of transportation next to bicycles and motorcycles. After all, they are lightweight, affordable, and convenient to use. However, riding a scooter on the road is more dangerous for the user.

According to medical records from two UCLA hospitals in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, approximately 249 emergency room visits were related to standing electric scooters between September 1, 2017, and August 1, 2018. The majority of these patients were either hit by cars or fell off their electric scooters. Every state has varying laws regarding the use of scooters. The City of Los Angeles launched a One Year Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Permit in December 2018.

As this year-long project wraps up, city officials will analyze the data to determine the impact of electric scooters on city traffic and safety. Currently, the project limits the number of scooters to 3,000 per company (with an additional 2,500 allowed in specified Disadvantaged Communities). Accidents involving electric scooters can result in severe injuries such as dislocations, bone fractures, lung contusions, soft-tissue injuries, and a splenic laceration.

Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Scooter Accidents in Los Angeles County

Getting injured in a scooter accident may leave the victim dealing with long-term treatment, or at worse, permanently disabled. They may end up also dealing with expensive hospital bills and paying for other damages.

If you have been injured in a scooter accident, you have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. Through the personal injury claim, the victims can seek compensation for the damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.

You risk losing your legal rights if you do not seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Following any type of accident, including an e-scooter accident, it is critical to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

Have you been hurt in a scooter accident? Arash Law’s experienced scooter accident lawyers are on your side. We have decades of experience and resources that we can put to work for you to help you win your claim. You have nothing to lose by speaking with an experienced lawyer about your scooter accident. Call (888) 488-1391 right now for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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