The warmer the climate the attractive Segways are for transportation. With the higher volume of Segways as the summer is coming the higher the chances of the riders getting into an accident.
What are the common causes of Segway accidents?
- Drivers fail to notice Segway users
- Distracted drivers
- Unpredictable moves by drivers
- Segway malfunction
- Improper training on Segway use
What are common Segway accident injuries?
I signed a waiver, is that the end?
Most Segway renters make you sign a long waiver with small print and words that look intimidating. We all feel the pressure to sign it so that we can go on the tour with everyone else, so we are rushed and not able to read it. Good news is that not all waivers are always valid. The validity of your waiver depends on you unique situation.
Who can I hold accountable after my Segway accident?
The company has a duty to keep the rider of the Segway safe if the company knew about the problem that caused your injuries and they did not take action towards it right away then they can be held liable for your injuries. If you were riding the Segway while doing a tour, the company of the tour can also be held liable for your injuries.
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have a Segway accident injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
How will you prove my damages?
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case even stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your injury but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case even stronger. Some examples that will make your case stronger is:
- Medical documents
- Any medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Proof of loss benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your injuries
What should I do after my Segway accident?
At the time of a Segway accident can be stressful but your actions after the accident are very important. You’re going to need to document everything carefully. Follow these easy steps:
- Call 911 for emergency medical attention
- Call the local police department to file a report
- Get insurance and contact information from all the parties involved
- Take photographs of the accident scene and injuries
- Encourage witnesses to speak to the police
- Call me!
Let me help you get through the stress of holding someone else liable for your injuries and make it easier for you!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!