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At Delfino, Green & Green, we know recovering from any accident is easier said than done—especially when you sustain serious injuries. We’re here to make sure you have access to the resources you need to recover. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If you live in the Bay Area, you know that traffic is no joke. With highly congested streets and limited parking, driving a car—especially when only traveling a relatively short distance—just doesn’t make sense. Although micromobility products like the e-scooter offer an attractive, affordable alternative to traditional motor vehicles, they’re not without risk. The issue with adding a motorized component to a scooter is that like the traditional bicycle, it simply wasn’t designed to travel at high speeds. If it were, it would almost certainly include additional safety components and may even have an entirely different structure. As a result, e-scooter accidents are on the rise, not only in the Bay Area, but nationwide. electric scooter accident If you suffered serious injuries in an e-scooter accident caused by someone else, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill for your recovery. And luckily, you don’t have to. When you partner with an experienced e-scooter accident attorney, you can pursue damages from the at-fault party through an e-scooter accident lawsuit. This article will explain everything you need to know about e-scooter accidents, including common causes, possible injuries and the top reasons to consider hiring a lawyer. Need help now? As a trusted personal injury law firm in San Francisco, we’ve been able to secure compensation for countless accident victims. We may be able to help you, too. Contact us online or give us a call at (415) 442-4646 to get started.

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Common Causes of Scooter Accidents

If you’ve ever ridden an e-scooter (commonly called a “bird” or “lime”) it isn’t hard to imagine having an accident. Despite moving and accelerating quickly, e-scooters are upheld by just two relatively small wheels that are incapable of surmounting large potholes, rocks and other obstacles. Although almost anything can result in an accident, there are a few common culprits. Here are some of the prevalent causes of e-scooter accidents:
  • Road hazards, including uneven roads, poorly maintained roadways, construction zones, debris and more
  • Reckless driving, including distracted driving, driving while inebriated, making dangerous left-hand turns, speeding, failing to obey traffic laws, lane splitting and driving without sufficient knowledge or experience
  • Electric scooter malfunctions caused by manufacturing errors, poorly executed repairs and lack of maintenance
Regardless of what caused the accident, one thing is clear: Any e-scooter wreck can result in catastrophic injuries for the operator. We’ll explore the nature of those injuries in the next section.

Common E-Scooter Injuries

E-scooters are a relatively new mode of transportation, and as a result, data on the number of yearly injuries is limited. However, data indicates that injuries involving micromobility devices (namely e-scooters, e-bikes and hoverboards) are on the rise. According to a report issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 77,000 reported injuries involving a micromobility device from 2017 to 2021—a 127 percent spike from previous years. E-scooters accounted for the highest increase and accounted for 68 deaths in that time period. Here are some of the most common e-scooter injuries we see:
  • Head injuries, including concussions and more serious traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones, especially fractured ribs, shoulders, wrists, arms and legs
  • Spinal cord injuries, including a range of neck and back injuries
  • Soft tissues injuries
  • Lacerations, cuts and abrasions
Depending on the nature of your e-scooter accident injuries, you may require on-going medical treatments, physical therapy and even surgery. If you’re like most people, you can’t afford to acquire the amount of medical debt any of those treatments would incur. That’s why it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced e-scooter accident attorney about your options for recovering compensation.

Top Reasons to Hire A Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer isn’t as daunting of a task as it sounds. In fact, the vast majority of personal injury attorneys, including the lawyers at Delfino, Green & Green, work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until and unless you do. Combined with our free case evaluations, our legal offerings are as low-risk as you can get. Ultimately, though, it’s important to hire a lawyer after an e-scooter accident because it’s impossible to say how this accident might affect you down the road. You may not understand the full extent of your injuries or how they will affect your ability to earn money in the future. Your medical treatments may put you in financial jeopardy or cause you to lose your job entirely. Why should you continue to suffer from an accident that someone else caused? You shouldn’t, and you don’t have to. When you partner with an experienced e-scooter accident lawyer, they can investigate your case to determine the at-fault party, calculate your potential settlement amount and seek the full range of damages. With help from an attorney, you may be able to pursue compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses, including the following:
  • Medical bills related to the accident
  • Cost of future medical treatments and therapies
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Partial or complete disability
These are just a few of the many damages your attorney can help you pursue through an e-scooter accident claim. All you have to do is make the first move.

E-Scooter Accident Attorney FAQs

If you have questions about your e-scooter accident and what you’re owed, don’t worry—the compassionate attorneys at Delfino, Green & Green are here to help. The best way to get started is by contacting our law office to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
  • What are common injuries caused by e-scooter riders?
Common injuries include head, neck and back injuries, as well as superficial injuries like abrasions, cuts and scrapes. However, it should be noted that depending on the exact nature of an accident, including whether or not it involved motor vehicles, almost any type of injury is possible.
  • What happens if I have an accident with an electric scooter?
If you were involved in an electric scooter accident, the first thing you should do is get to the emergency room—even if you think you’re fine. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, many people are in shock and unable to do an accurate assessment of their injuries. After you’ve sought medical care and are starting to recover, it’s a good idea to partner with an electric scooter accident lawyer. They can help negotiate with insurance companies, calculate medical expenses, investigate the other motorists involved in your scooter crash and much, much more.
  • Who can I sue after I was injured in an e-scooter accident?
If you were injured by someone else in an accident and want to sue, you’ll first need to determine the at-fault party. This is the person or entity that caused the accident, and it’s important to note that there may be more than one. Additionally, the at-fault party doesn’t have to be a person; it can also be a government entity, manufacturer or other type of organization. In some scooter accident cases, you can even sue scooter companies.
  • Are electric scooter accidents common?
Not only are e-scooter accidents increasingly common, but they are also causing more serious injuries than ever before. You can learn more about their prevalence and severity in the latest report issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • What causes electric scooter injuries?
Although countless situations and events can precipitate an electric scooter accident, most accidents can be attributed to just a handful of causes. These include inexperienced electric scooter riders, reckless driving, road hazards (such as potholes) and manufacturing defects.

Delfino, Green & Green: Top-Tier Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers in San Francisco

If you’ve sustained serious injuries in an e-scooter accident, don’t make the mistake of thinking you don’t have recourse. With help from an experienced electric scooter accident attorney, you can pursue the full range of damages. When you’re ready to hold the at-fault party accountable and protect your future, contact Delfino, Green & Green for a free case consultation.

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Construction Death

The husband and father of 4 young children was working at a construction site when he died because of another contractor's negligence. After more than two years of hard fought litigation, our team of experts was able to win a tremendous victory on behalf of our clients and ensure that all of their financial needs will be met. We could not bring back the husband/father for this family, but we were able to protect them from the financial devastation that can and often does result where the primary source of income for the family is taken away. We then worked with our team of financial planners to make sure that this family will always have financial security.


Bad Faith Insurance Claim

Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage.


Traumatic Brain Injury

A 16 year old developmentally disabled kid was hit by a bus while in a crosswalk. He suffered a concussion which turned into post concussive syndrome, where the symptoms of the concussion don't heal completely. This is also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury ("mTBI"). Our firm was hired as trial counsel 6 months before trial because of our expertise in TBIs as well as cutting edge trial techniques. When we first associated into the case, there was a very minimal settlement offer and it did not appear that the Defense was taking the case seriously. Our team of attorneys, experts and staff immediately immersed ourselves in the case as we prepared to demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of this incident. Shortly before trial, the Defense could see that we had put all the pieces together to prove liability and that full justice for our young client required damages in the many millions of dollars. The matter settled for $5,750,000.


Disability Claim

Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support out client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.


Heart Condition Disability

Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.


Builder’s Risk/Collapse

A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.


Heart Condition Disability

Our client had worked for the government for many years when she began suffering from a serious heart condition. All of her doctors told her that she could no longer work and if she continued to do so, she would be risking further injury to her heart or even death. Based on thi


Traumatic Brain Injury

Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world renowned expert‘s to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case settled shortly before trial.


Traumatic Hand Injury

Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the workers comp settlement of his case.


Aviation Death Settlement

A husband and father of two small children was killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.


Forklift Accident

A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.

Words of Praise from Our Clients

“I had the pleasure of working with Sharon Delfino on my workmens comp case. She definitely had my best interest at hand. She was able to find me a great doctor and help me resolve my case. The staff there are always polite and friendly, never had an issue. It was a pleasure working with Delfino Green & Green !”

- Tabitha W

“I’ve known the firm’s founder, Bill Green, for many years and I can say that he is one of the best attorneys I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He and his associates at Delfino Green & Green are hard-working, highly responsive, and very professional, and they get the job done, without excuses. Bill is a great communicator, both with clients, and in Court, and invests time and money to include visual storytelling in his trials and mediations. You won’t find an attorney who cares more about you, and getting you an outstanding result for your case. Bill is one of the “good guys” in the legal profession…a great person to have on your side when dealing with the craziness of litigation.”

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“A few years ago, I referred a friend of mine to the attorneys at Delfino Green & Green. He was extremely happy with the job they did on his case. He was severely injured when a car hit him when he was crossing a street and this event had the potential to ruin him in a number of ways – financially, physically, emotionally, etc. We kept in close contact during the lawsuit and he told me how great his lawyer and his assistant were throughout the process. Caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. My friend ended up with a great result – fair financial compensation and great treatment for his injuries. Little did I know when I referred my friend that a few years later, I would need a lawyer for injuries I suffered, but I did. Based on my friend’s experience, I knew that Delfino Green & Green would be the right attorneys for me. So I hired Bill Green and his team to help and they jumped right into action. Now I can saw that I too have firsthand knowledge of just how great these guys are. They knew the law, they knew just how to handle my particular case, and they helped me get my life back after the horrible events that lead to my injury. I can’t imagine that you could do any better than hiring these folks. I’m so grateful for all they did for both me and my friend.”

- Evelyn A

“The work Delfino Green & Green did on my case was beyond excellent. The final result was superb, but I also truly appreciated how Mr. Green and the team kept me up-to-date at every stage of the case. I was able to reach someone whenever I needed something or had something important to report and the firm always let me know what was going on in my case. That was very important to me because I hadn’t found that to be true with other attorneys. In short, really top flight work, great people and results that met all of my expectations above and beyond.”

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