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  • California Scooter Laws: California laws like CVC §21229, CVC §275, and CVC §21221 govern scooter usage and riders’ rights and responsibilities, which may impact your scooter accident claim.
  • Recoverable Damages: Injuries from scooter accidents may lead to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, depending on the severity of your injuries and unique details of your claim.
  • Comparative Negligence: You may recover damages after a scooter accident even if you are partially responsible thanks to California’s pure comparative negligence rule.
  • Why Hire a Lawyer: Our experienced team at Callahan & Blaine offers personalized strategies and comprehensive legal support, ensuring the best chance of fair compensation for scooter accident claims.
  • Contact us online or by calling (714) 241-4444, and let us put our decades of experience and record of success to work for you.

Riding a scooter can be a fun, convenient, and eco-friendly way to explore Santa Ana. However, they can also be dangerous due to the lack of protection for riders. Others around you, including drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, owe you a duty of care to act responsibly. If someone neglects this duty and causes you injuries, you may file a claim and pursue financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they caused. However, this process can be complicated, so it is essential to have help from an experienced Santa Ana scooter accident lawyer.

At Callahan & Blaine, we have handled many complex scooter accident claims in our 40 years as a firm. Therefore, our Santa Ana scooter accident lawyers understand what it takes to build a strong case and fight for your rights. With 29 lawyers on our team, all of whom have at least eight years of experience, you can rest assured your claim is in the right hands. We take a personalized approach to create unique, nuanced strategies tailored to your needs, giving us a proven track record of success and maximizing your chance of securing fair compensation.

3 California Scooter Laws That May Apply to Your Claim

Like cars, bicycles, and motorcycles, California has laws that apply to scooters to keep riders and those around them safe. If you get into a scooter accident in Santa Ana, one of the following laws may apply to your claim:

  • CVC §21229: This law states that all scooter riders must use bike lanes when available. However, exceptions to this rule include passing another vehicle or pedestrian, completing a left turn, avoiding debris, and turning right.
  • CVC §275: Because scooters should not be ridden on sidewalks, they should also not be ridden in crosswalks.
  • CVC §21221: According to this law, scooter riders have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.

If another driver has neglected their duty of care or accuses you of violating one or more of these laws, we can help gather evidence and build a solid claim to prove the liable party breached their duty of care and directly caused the accident and your injuries. Our attorneys can also help you understand the laws that may apply to your claim so you have the knowledge to make the best decisions for your future.

What Damages May You Recover After Suffering Injuries in a Santa Ana Scooter Accident?

Scooter accident injuries can impact several aspects of your life and may even prevent you from working while you recover. At Callahan & Blaine, we understand the stress this can cause, so we work hard to alleviate these worries and fiercely advocate for full compensation for your losses. Based on the severity of your scooter accident injuries, you may recover the following damages:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Ambulance ride
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Prescribed medications
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life

In many scooter accidents, multiple parties share responsibility, including the scooter rider. If this is the case for you, you may still recover damages with California’s pure comparative negligence system. With this rule, every party involved receives a percentage of fault, which gets deducted from their respective damages. For example, if you are 15% at fault, your compensation will be reduced by 15%. We negotiate with insurance adjusters to ensure you receive a fair percentage of fault and settlement. 

How Can a Lawyer Help With Your Santa Ana Scooter Accident Claim?

After suffering injuries in a scooter accident, your recovery should be your top priority. However, this can be challenging to do if you attempt to handle the legal process on your own. With the guidance of our seasoned Santa Ana scooter accident lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you can focus on recovery without the stress of filing a claim weighing on you. We handle every aspect of your case, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation
  • Collecting and analyzing evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Using our extensive knowledge to answer your questions
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters on your behalf
  • Accurately calculating your claim’s worth
  • Filing your claim within California’s two-year statute of limitations
  • Using our trial experience to take your claim to court if necessary

This comprehensive support gives you the best chance of achieving a successful outcome. Moreover, our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the leading insurance experts in the U.S., so we can provide valuable insight and create negotiation strategies that help you hold the liable party accountable and receive a fair settlement.

Speak With the Knowledgeable Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine About Your Santa Ana Scooter Accident Claim

As electric scooters become a more popular mode of transportation in cities like Santa Ana, accidents have dramatically increased. If you have been hurt in a scooter accident due to someone else’s negligence, our dedicated team of 29 lawyers at Callahan & Blaine are here to help.

With our commitment to excellence and exceptional legal services, we have achieved unprecedented results for our clients, including the country’s largest personal injury settlement worth $50 million. With this track record, you can have peace of mind when working with us. To schedule a consultation to discuss your Santa Ana scooter accident, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.