Claiming Compensation for a Scooter Accident

When it comes to getting around easily, sometimes a car is just too much of a difficult option. For those who aren’t overly keen on a motorbike, a scooter can seem like the perfect mix of the two, providing a safe and efficient method of transport and ideal if you are in a city location. Scooters are becoming increasingly popular as petrol prices are continuing to rise and the costs of car insurances continue to skyrocket, they provide a cheap and easy alternative to the common commute.

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Unfortunately as with any type of transport on the road, you have the potential to be injured when using a scooter. Scooters also do not garner you the protection that you would come to associate with a car as you are not given that shell like structure around you to ensure that if you are in an impact there is at least some level of basic protection for you. For this reason, if you are injured in a scooter accident the injuries can often be severe and this can lead to a number of long term problems.

If you have been injured in a scooter accident through no fault of your own then you could be eligible to claim for compensation.

How can a scooter be dangerous?

When it comes to riding on the road a scooter can be equally as dangerous as travelling in a car, in fact in many situations a scooter can be even more dangerous as due to its small size it can frequently slip under the radar of a common driver and go completely unnoticed when it comes to changing lanes or turning into a road. This can be potentially lethal to a scooter rider.

What types of injuries can I incur?

Scooter riders can receive similar injuries to those who may be injured in a motorbike accident and these include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Broken bones if the rider comes off the scooter
  • Cuts and grazes
  • If the accident is serious enough, death.

Who can I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for a scooter accident you can claim against another road user if you believe they have been negligent towards you which in turn may have led to injuries. If you have been hit by a negligent road user or a motorcycle rider then you could be eligible to make a claim in the same way that you could in a motor vehicle accident.

What should I do next?

If you have been left out of pocket due to a scooter accident then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. At Manners Pimblett we work with you to ensure that you fully understand the claims process and receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. So what are you waiting for? To find out more or to start your claim today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

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