If you suffered injuries in a scooter accident on Staten Island, you might be entitled to a monetary award. Compensation could be available whether you were a passenger on a scooter at the time of the accident––or if a negligent scooter driver collided with you.
While it might be tempting to take on your injury case alone, it is important that you consider legal counsel right away. The other party could have the support of an insurance company and its team of lawyers. A Staten Island scooter accident lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates could help ensure you are treated fairly from start to finish in your case.
You Could Recover Financial Compensation Following a Scooter Accident
Scooter accidents can result in serious physical injuries. This is the case not only for those riding scooters but also for other road users, such as pedestrians. Some recoverable damages available in these cases include:
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a type of non-economic damage that reflects your physical and emotional trauma. While it doesn’t come with supporting documentation (like receipts and invoices), we can determine its value after assessing your situation, including your injuries’ severity.
Medical care can be costly for minor and major injuries alike following a scooter accident. In cases where you have suffered a long-term or disabling injury, you could continue to accrue additional medical expenses for the rest of your life.
It could be possible to recover compensation for all past and future medical expenses, as well.
Property Damage Expenses
If your scooter was damaged in the accident, you could be facing a significant repair bill. Often, these vehicles are completely destroyed when they are involved in collisions with motor vehicles. You could be entitled to a monetary award based on the cost to replace or repair your scooter.
If you miss work due to your injuries, you could quickly feel a sudden and unexpected financial strain. Missing work for weeks or even months could dramatically reduce your income, which could only further complicate the sudden influx of medical expenses you face.
These are only some of the recoverable damages you can pursue with our team’s help. You may also pursue injury-related expenses such as disability, scarring, and disfigurement.
Our Firm Serving Staten Island Could Help Your Case in Many Ways
There are many steps that go into building a successful injury case, and our firm is ready to manage them on your behalf. We could guide you throughout the process while serving as your advocate. Some of the ways we could help your scooter accident injury case succeed include:
Investigating the Accident
There are times when it is difficult to identify who caused a scooter accident. There are also other times when it is clear who was at fault. In either case, a thorough investigation of the facts could be invaluable.
Our firm could review traffic camera footage, interview witnesses, conduct a site visit, hire accident reconstruction experts and review the police report to determine exactly what caused your crash.
Avoiding Risky Delays
It is important to avoid any delay when it comes to filing a scooter accident injury lawsuit. The longer you put off your case, the harder it could be to build a solid negligence claim. The witnesses and evidence that form the basis of your case could be impossible to track down years after the fact.
Another risk associated with delaying your injury case involves the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a strict deadline that applies to every type of legal action filed in New York. If you file your case after the statute expires, the court will dismiss your lawsuit without hearing it.
Negotiating a Settlement
With Dansker & Aspromonte Associates on your side, you can trust that we’ll fight for a settlement that accounts for each of your losses. While it’s not always easy to reach an agreement, we will negotiate with the other party using evidence to secure what you need.
Litigate Your Case
Most of the time, scooter accident cases don’t go to trial. However, litigation can be necessary to spur settlement offers. There are also some scooter accident cases that will inevitably go before a jury. When litigation is necessary, our firm will do the heavy lifting while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Electric Scooter Use on Staten Island Continues To Grow
The use of electric scooters—or e-scooters, as they are more commonly known—has grown in recent years. The trend of scooter rental programs has proven popular on Staten Island and throughout New York. Unfortunately, accidents involving these scooters are common. According to Reuters, injuries related to e-scooters doubled from 2014 to 2018.
Just like the popularity of e-scooters, the growing trend of injuries related to these vehicles has spread to New York as well. According to the New York Post, injuries stemming from scooter accidents have increased substantially throughout New York, including Staten Island.
What Does This Mean for Me?
If you were seriously injured in a scooter accident, you’re not alone. You have the right to seek legal representation for your situation, allowing a lawyer to pursue fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries while you focus on your recovery.
Since 1988, we’ve helped countless people recover compensation for their injury-related losses––including those involving scooters. With our team on your side, all you have to focus on is getting better. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will manage everything else.
Let Our Team Help You Pursue Fair Compensation on Staten Island
Our team has a track record of success when it comes to scooter accidents, such as $7.8 million for an injured pedestrian who was struck by a police scooter. We look forward to putting the same skill and experience we relied on in that case to work for your claim. We are confident that our comprehensive approach to personal injury cases could put you in a position to recover the damages you deserve.
The attorneys of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are prepared to fight for fair compensation for your injuries. From your lost wages to your medical bills, you should never have to bear losses someone else caused. If you are eager to get started with your case, now is the time to reach out to our scooter accident team for a free consultation.