In the initial weeks since Norfolk legalized the use of electric scooters, medical professionals have seen an uptick in accident injuries connected to the vehicles. An orthopedic trauma surgeon with Sentara Healthcare stated that at least 10 people were admitted to their Virginia Beach hospital with scooter injuries during the first month following legalization, and six of those patients needed surgery.
Many factors have contributed to this new danger to e-scooter users and the walkers and bicycle riders who wind up in their path:
In addition to head trauma, people hurt in scooter accidents can suffer ankle, wrist, arm and leg fractures as well as pelvic and knee injuries. Whether you’re a scooter rider or just a bystander, you could face high medical bills, lost income and other damages associated with a crash.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban represent clients throughout Virginia and the Carolinas in all types of vehicle accident cases. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your issue, please call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online.
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