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The use of motorized dirt bikes, minibikes, scooters and e-scooters has skyrocketed in recent years, given that such “micromobility” vehicles are relatively low cost, less expensive to fuel & maintain and give riders a sense of fun, freedom and adventure.
All such small motorized vehicles, while providing an inexpensive and easy means of transportation, also leave their riders highly vulnerable to serious injury in the event of an accident, especially with larger motor vehicles such as cars, SUVs, buses and trucks.
What Are The Most Common Injuries In Scooter Accidents?
Similar to those seen in motorcycle accidents, scooter, dirt bike and moped riders often sustain severe injuries:
* Traumatic head, brain and neck injuries
* Severe leg and arm fractures
* Hand and foot injuries
* Back and Spinal injuries
* Chest injuries and internal organ damage
* Serious lacerations
Scooters, motorcycles, and related vehicles, which also include ATVs and golf carts, are quite small in comparison to cars and offer almost no on-board safety features, such as airbags and seat belts, which would provide at least some protection to riders in the event of a crash with a larger motor vehicle.
What Steps Can We Take To Help Avoid Scooter Accidents and Injuries?
* Always wear a helmet when riding
* Obey all road rules, regulations & signage, just as you would if you were driving a car or any other motor vehicle
* Thoroughly check motorized scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, golf carts & ATVs before riding, to make sure that crucial parts such as brakes, lights and tires are undamaged and in good working order
* Do not ride between two lanes of traffic, otherwise known as “lane splitting”
* Do not ride a scooter, dirt bike, moped or ATV on major highways or interstates
* Do not ever drive any vehicle when intoxicated
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life in a dirt bike, moped or scooter accident, you should seek the legal representation of highly skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, who can provide the vigorous advocacy you need to obtain justice & maximum compensation.
At Boca Injury Law, our compassionate, effective attorneys have nearly 50 years combined legal experience helping clients with all types of accidents & injuries.
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