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Claim compensation for e-scooter accidents
E-scooters are growing in popularity due to their increasing availability and the convenience they offer. But sadly, there are a growing number of accidents involving e-scooters, some resulting in severe injuries and even deaths.
If you have been seriously injured in an electric scooter crash, whether as the rider, a pedestrian or another road user, the effect on your life can be devastating. It might be possible to claim compensation if someone else was responsible for your accident.
Novum Law is here to help. With many years of experience helping people to claim compensation for all types of accidents and injuries, we have the expertise and sensitive, personal approach to guide you through every step of making an e-scooter accident claim.
You may be wondering if you can make an e-scooter compensation claim or perhaps you are ready to start a claim. Perhaps you have already started an e-scooter accident claim with another law firm but are unhappy with the service they have given you. Whatever the circumstances, we would love to hear from you.
We offer No Win No Fee funding, so you do not have to worry about covering the cost of making a claim. This is just one of the ways we work to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. We know just how difficult living with serious injuries can be, so we will do everything we can to make things easier.
If you would like to claim compensation for e-scooter injuries, get in touch with our expert serious personal injuries team for a FREE initial consultation.
Our expertise with e-scooter accidents
We can help you to claim compensation for all types of e-scooter injuries, including:
- Brain and head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Limb loss and amputation
- Fatal injuries
We can also help you claim medical negligence compensation if you believe a doctor or nurse made an error in the treatment you or a loved one received following an electric scooter accident.
How electric scooter accident compensation can help
Compensation can make a real difference to your life after an e-scooter accident. We have seen time and again the impact living with serious injuries can have. A successful e-scooter claim can make all the difference providing access to the right help and support, both for physical and emotional symptoms, and easing financial pressures.
Compensation can help with access to a wide range of support, including:
- Private medical treatment
- Specialist rehabilitation and therapy – such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
- Care and support
Compensation can also assist with other costs you may be facing, such as:
- Lost income
- Paying for travel to hospital appointments for check-ups and treatment
- Buying specialist equipment
Ultimately, compensation can help you make the best recovery possible and give you a better quality of life.
How making an electric scooter accident claim works
Book a free initial consultation to discuss your e-scooter injury claim
If you would like to claim compensation for e-scooter injuries, contact our expert serious personal injuries team for a FREE initial consultation.
Our specialist e-scooter accident lawyers will ask you what happened and how you have been affected by your accident, then work out if you will be able to make a successful claim.
No Win No Fee e-scooter accident compensation claims
Our No Win No Fee funding means you do not have to take on any financial risk to start an e-scooter claim. There will be no hidden or unexpected costs and, in the highly unlikely event that your claim is not successful, you will not owe us a penny.
Find out more information about our No Win No Fee funding.
Finding out if you are owed compensation for an electric scooter injury claim
The first step to making a claim is to investigate exactly what happened and gather the necessary evidence to prove that someone else was at fault. It will also be necessary to show proof of the injuries you have suffered and their impact on your life.
Our serious personal injury solicitors will work closely with you to gather the documentary and witness evidence needed to support your claim and consult leading independent medical experts and barristers to help prove your case.
Working out your electric scooter injury compensation
How much compensation you may get for injuries caused by an e-scooter accident will depend on the situation but will typically include:
- General damages – for the non-financial impact of your injuries, including pain and suffering, the impact on your quality of life and ‘loss of amenity’ (which means anything you are no longer able to do due to your injuries).
- Special damages – for the financial cost you have experienced, including loss of earnings, medication and treatment fees, rehabilitation and care costs, travel expenses to hospital appointments and any specialist equipment needed.
Find out more about how we calculate compensation.
Time limits to claim compensation for electric scooter accidents
You will usually have 3 years from the date of your e-scooter accident to claim compensation, but you may have longer if your injuries only become apparent later.
Exceptions to this standard time limit include:
- If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When your child turns 18, they will have 3 years to bring forward a claim themselves.
- There is no time limit if you need to claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to bring a claim (for example, due to a brain injury).
- For claims on behalf of the estate or dependants of someone who died in an e-scooter accident, the time limit is normally 3 years from their date of death.
Out of court settlements for e-scooter accidents
Most e-scooter accidents can be settled out of court. Our team is very skilled at negotiations, with an excellent track record of getting maximum compensation, rehabilitation, and care for our clients without court proceedings.
Taking a claim for e-scooter injuries to court
In the unlikely event that a claim did need to go to court, our expert solicitors will give close personal support throughout your claim. We will fully explain the process and what to expect, making sure you understand what is happening and what will happen next at all times.
Even if court proceedings are issued, most claims will be settled with an offer of compensation before the official court hearing date. If a court hearing is needed, this should not be something to worry about. We will instruct a specialist barrister to represent you, and our team will be there to support you throughout.