More than 90 lawsuits have been filed against two of the nation’s largest e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird, over severe injuries suffered by riders of defective scooters. The lawsuits allege the injuries were suffered after riders were thrown from the vehicles due to malfunctioning brakes, sudden accelerations, as well as faulty throttles, handlebars, and wheels.
The lawsuits stem from a growing number of concerns and complaints regarding faulty maintenance and the overall safety of scooter ridesharing services that have appeared across the country. The Wall Street Journal Pro reported earlier this year that Lime and Bird both used old parts, including brakes, to make repairs on their scooters due to shortages arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, scooter ridesharing services have been marketed to the public for easy and immediate use. They are often not accompanied by training materials or other instructions and/or warnings, other than minimal content buried in an app. Despite the recreational appearance of scooters, however, they can cause devastating injuries to their riders and have been linked to an uptick in severe injuries documented in emergency rooms across the nation, including broken noses, wrists and shoulders, as well as facial lacerations and fractures.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while riding a scooter, call Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an incident of this nature. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 or 713-222-7211 for your free consultation.