Have You Ridden a Bird Electric Scooter?
The trendiest way to travel in Santa Monica is by Bird. Bird electric scooters have been available to the public since September of 2017 in Los Angeles. With the quick tap of a finger, the Bird app allows people to borrow a scooter and scoot to their desired destination. Like other ridesharing apps, Bird requires you to open their app, unlock the nearby scooter, and you are free to ride. Just like that, you can get from point A to point B and leave the scooter for someone else to use. Riders are charged by the minute and are required to wear a helmet. This transportation phenomenon has not only become a fun, seamless way to go a couple miles but can also be very dangerous.
Bird riders must obey the law as if they were a bicyclist, must wear a helmet and must be over the age of 18. While the Bird craze continues, the risk of getting into an accident with a rider or as a rider is increasing. Due to the fact Bird scooter riders are not allowed to ride on the sidewalk, they are supposed to ride in the bike lane. Just like bicyclists, they face a greater risk of injury by sharing the road with cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses and other vehicles.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers in Santa Monica, our team of scooter accident lawyers has over a decade of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. Ryan Harris and his team of accident attorneys have successfully recovered over $300,000,000 for accident victims. If you have been injured as a scooter rider you may be entitled to financial compensation. It is important to know that the team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is available 24/7 to schedule your free case consultation.