Know Your Legal Options After A Serious Scooter Or Moped Accident
Mopeds and scooters have become increasingly popular, both as modes of transportation and as recreational vehicles. They’re smaller and more fuel-efficient than motorcycles. In some ways, they’re easier to operate than a motorcycle, particularly for beginners.
Nonetheless, scooters and mopeds can be just as dangerous – if not more so – than motorcycles. Because they’re so small, they’re harder for drivers to see. Riding at night can be especially dangerous for this reason.
Common Moped And Scooter Accident Scenarios
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the vast majority of accidents involving mopeds, scooters and motorcycles happen in intersections. A driver might not see you and turn left directly in your path. Other common collision scenarios involve:
- Getting sideswiped by a driver who fails to check his or her blind spots
- Getting rear-ended by a vehicle that’s following too closely
- Getting struck at an intersection by a vehicle that fails to stop
- Bad weather conditions or poor road design can increase the chances of a collision.
These are just a few of the many common ways scooter and moped drivers can be injured.
Have Questions About Your Rights? Contact Us For Help.
At The Weinberger Law Firm, we can serve as your voice and advocate. Our personal injury attorneys have represented accident victims across the Sacramento area for decades. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and pursue every avenue for getting you the compensation you deserve.