Dockless electric scooters from companies like Lime are making a splash in cities across the country, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Designed to close the gaps between public and private transportation, e-scooters are an affordable and fun way to get around town quickly when you don’t have as far to go. However, as riders, drivers, and pedestrians learn how to share space, accidents can happen and cause injury to innocent parties.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving an electric scooter, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Parrish DeVaughn want to help you get compensation for your medical expenses. Call or contact our firm online for a free consultation.
Electric Scooter Rules and Regulations in OKC and Tulsa
Lime scooter accidents are often the result of negligent behavior. To help prevent careless accidents, drivers, riders, and pedestrians should all be aware of safety precautions and traffic laws surrounding scooter use.
- All riders must have a valid driver’s license.
- Speed shouldn’t exceed 15 MPH.
- Helmet use is encouraged.
- Scooters should be ridden in the street, or in bike lanes when available, rather than on the sidewalk.
- Don’t drink and ride or risk a DUI.
- Riders must yield to pedestrians.
- Scooter riders must obey the rules of the road, including obeying street signs and traffic lights.
- Scooter riders may not pass other vehicles between lanes of traffic.
- Scooters should not block the sidewalk when parked.
Some laws may be specific to your city. For example, in order to prevent scooter injuries in Oklahoma City, the city has geo-fencing restrictions on where scooters can be operated. Make sure to know scooter laws in your area before hopping on.
Know Your Rights After a Scooter Accident
If you or a loved one are injured in an accident involving a dockless e-scooter through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries–both for the cost of your medical treatment and the pain you suffer.
Our Oklahoma City electric scooter accident attorneys can investigate your claim to determine what caused the accident and who is at fault, and what type and amount of damages you may be able to claim.
Contact a Scooter Injury Lawyer Serving Oklahoma City
Our Oklahoma City scooter injury lawyers know that accidents can happen anytime, and that’s why our firm is available to help 24/7. When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer from loss of income while you recover or pay the resulting medical bills out-of-pocket. Let us help you recover the damages from your injury.
Our personal injury firm is familiar with a wide range of cases, and we know that insurance companies often lowball their offers after an accident. If you want maximum compensation, you want an experienced legal team on your side. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn what we can do for you.