Someone on a scooter deserves the same caution from drivers as any pedestrian or cyclist, but many times drivers don’t show the proper care to anyone using sidewalks, roads, and crosswalks. Careless drivers can often fail to take a proper look to see a vehicle in the next lane over, let alone take time to spot someone with a smaller profile on a scooter.
This lack of care on the part of a distracted driver can be devastating when a collision sends a defenseless scooter rider to the ground. The strike from a vehicle and then an impact with the ground can cause severe injury and leave victims in the hospital for weeks and months at a time.
A woman on a scooter was badly hurt after a tragic accident in Montgomery County on Tuesday afternoon. WFMZ-TV reported the accident happened in central Pottstown around 4:30 p.m. on Moser Road on January 12, 2021.
The victim was flown to a trauma center after the collision near South Street and was suffering from serious head injuries.
The driver involved stayed on the scene. Investigators have not said how the crash occurred or if any charges will be filed.
Scooter accidents can leave victims hospitalized and facing weeks of recovery and physical therapy. The physical and emotional toll on a victim can be incredibly difficult. The financial toll shouldn’t have to be a worry for the victim but as hospital bills start to appear, the injured can’t help but start to have anxiety about their economic wellbeing after an accident.
Victims may have to miss a significant time at work as well, leaving them struggling to pay the cost of living expenses like car payments and rent. All of this stress over an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Because of the vulnerable nature of a person on foot or on a scooter, drivers are required to show them care no matter where they encounter a rider. When due caution isn’t observed a driver and his or her insurance policy can be held accountable for every hardship a patient endures. A claim for damages filed by the victim can make sure every expense of recovery is reimbursed and that medical care needed in the future is covered.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a scooter accident after getting hit by a car, we want to protect your rights. You should be allowed time to heal and to work towards getting back on your scooter. That will be easier if an at-fault driver and his insurance company are forced to do the right thing and compensate you for all of your hardships since the collision.
Contact a highly rated Pennsylvania Scooter Accident Lawyer such as Edith Pearce. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case that we handle. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file.