When someone riding an e-scooter collides with a huge commercial vehicle, the result is a horrific crash. These accidents happen more often than you might think on California’s busy streets.
Here’s a real story about a client at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers who was hit while riding his e-scooter right here in San Francisco. His collision with a commercial vehicle nearly cost him his health and financial stability. It could have cost him his life!
Severe Injuries in This San Francisco Accident
The 39-year-old marketing manager was riding his e-scooter in San Francisco in a legal and marked bicycle lane. Just before the accident, he was approaching the intersection of 8th Street and Bryant Street near the I-80 overpass.
Suddenly, a commercial vehicle driver made an abrupt right turn in front of him. The driver smashed into our client and caused severe injuries, including a painfully broken kneecap.
As he tried to recover and focus on healing, he became overwhelmed. His paperwork and medical bills were piling up and he was trying to figure out the complicated insurance process.
Cases like these can be extremely stressful for injured victims. The burden is on YOU to prove you’ve been injured and document your damages. It doesn’t seem fair, but it’s the way our legal system works.
Our Team Knows How to Handle Traffic Accidents
This San Francisco e-scooter rider did something smart when he realized he was starting to feel overwhelmed. He contacted Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers about his struggles dealing with the impact of his traumatic commercial vehicle accident.
We have decades of experience handling accidents like these. Typically, the insurance company will dispute liability right away – and that’s exactly what they did to this injured man. The insurer tried to wriggle out of their responsibility to pay him.
This is a common tactic. An insurance representative might try to say your claim is too small, you don’t have enough evidence, or the whole accident was your fault. They might stonewall you, saying their policy doesn’t cover accidents like yours or isn’t large enough for the extent of your damages.
Even when insurance companies agree to pay, they usually send the injured victim through a confusing series of steps to securing an insurance claim. Just when you’re trying to get some rest and recover from your injuries, they dump you into the maze of their claims process!
How to Take Action After an E-Scooter Accident
The best thing you can do at this point is to hire a California personal injury attorney who has plenty of experience with e-scooter accidents and commercial vehicle accidents. With this background, a good lawyer can easily identify the games the insurance company is playing and beat them at their own game.
For example, the team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers might use strategies like:
- Assertively pushing the insurance company to accept liability
- Convincing the insurance company to apply a secondary policy
- Locating additional coverage from a homeowner’s, business, or government policy
- Negotiating your bills down with healthcare providers
- Carefully documenting your costly loss of earnings
- Gathering video evidence that’s impossible to deny
- Taking testimony from expert witnesses
- Placing an appropriate value on your pain and suffering
Here’s the happy ending to our e-scooter client’s story. He ended up with a valuable $200,000 settlement that covered his bills and left him with a large chunk of much-deserved money in his bank account. Sure shows why it’s important to hire the right attorney!
We Handle Your Personal Injury Claim So You Can Focus on Your Life
After an injury, contact the attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle many areas of the law, including e-scooter and commercial vehicle accidents. We believe you should be able to focus on recovering while we handle the legal details.
We truly care about the people of California. Contact us today for a free online case evaluation.