An electric scooter accident involving a Lime, Bird, or personal scooter can result in catastrophic injuries including brain and spinal cord injuries, or even death. If you were injured in Denver, Colorado in an e-scooter accident due to someone else’s negligence, the Denver scooter accident attorneys at Front Range Injury Attorneys are available to help.
Denver electric scooter laws
Colorado and Denver enacted laws regulating electric scooters on Denver streets, sidewalks and bike lanes. Under Colorado law, e-scooters are known as “low power scooters” if they meet certain conditions. The electric scooters available around the city by Lime and Bird fall within these regulations.
In Denver, CO, you cannot ride e-scooters on sidewalks or highways. You may ride them on streets or in bike lanes; however, you must follow traffic rules.
Dangers of electric scooters
Electric scooters might be fun and convenient, but they come with a surprising injury risk. Accidents involving electric scooters are too common in Denver and around Colorado.
“With no helmet, no other safety device and an awkward center of gravity, a scooter rider has no chance against a car in an accident,” explains managing attorney Adam Kielich of Front Range Injury Attorneys.
“Hospitals in Colorado see people injured on electric scooters every day in emergency rooms. There is a growing health crisis in this country of e-scooter injuries.” Injuries often include traumatic brain injuries, fractured bones and spinal cord injuries.
Damages in a scooter accident under Colorado law
A scooter operator injured due to someone else’s negligence can pursue economic and non-economic damages resulting from injuries. Attorney Kielich explains, “These cases are not easy. Drivers often blame scooter operators. You should hire scooter accident attorneys immediately.”