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Bird scooters are prominent all around the City of Los Angeles and numerous other locations in California and across the United States. These scooters have been the subject of much notoriety and scrutiny, though. Riders have been involved in accidents with motor vehicles and other individuals, leading to extensive injuries and devastating consequences. Pedestrians have even been hit by scooter riders or tripped on the scooters as they lay on the sidewalk in haphazard positions. As a result of all these incidents resulting in damages, victims have taken to filing claims against Bird. Our law firm, Kenmore Law Group, has taken on numerous cases involving Bird accidents, and we know the best tactics to winning your claim for you. Clients have routinely called us with questions about these claims and Bird accident case settlements due to how new the legal issues are. Some of the questions they ask us include:

  • What is the average value of a Bird accident injury lawsuit?
  • How much is a Bird scooter accident case worth?
  • How much does a Bird scooter injury lawsuit settle for?
  • What are some settlement amounts for Bird scooter accident claims?
  • How much is a Bird scooter accident lawsuit case worth?
  • What is the average payout of a Bird accident?

Bird Rules and Regulations

Riders on Bird scooters must follow the rules and regulations put forth by the company and by the state. According to Bird, riders must be over the age of 18 and have a valid driver’s license to ride. You must have at least one hand on the handlebars to control the scooter at all times, and you must obey all local traffic laws – you can’t ride on the sidewalk, for example, and you must park the scooter in a legal space when you’ve finished using it.

The company sends out individuals to collect the scooters at night time, so riding at night is rare, but if you do ride at night, you need to have reflective clothing and reflective lighting on the scooter.

Bird’s user agreement says that the company is not responsible for any injuries that arise due to the rider’s negligence. This means that if a rider was hurt while not wearing a helmet and caused the accident, Bird would not be liable for the damages.

Accidents and Injuries

Scooter accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, they occur because the rider was negligent and did not follow the rules and regulations he should have. For example, riders who travel on the sidewalk may crash into buildings or people, or if they do not follow traffic rules, may go into the street when other cars are nearby. Likewise, some drivers may not see the scooter riders and will turn into crosswalks or turn into them when changing lanes.

The injuries that you can sustain in a Bird scooter accident could be severe. Some of the injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Crushing injuries
  • Severed limbs and digits
  • Concussions
  • Closed head injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Leg and foot injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord damages
  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Paralysis
  • Piercing injuries
  • Hip damage

If you were hurt in such an accident, you should reach out to our experienced attorneys at Kenmore Law Group.

Steps to Take after a Bird Accident Crash

It is important that you do not become confused, frustrated, or scared after a Bird scooter accident. You should follow these steps to ensure that you will have a good chance of winning your lawsuit and that you will be safe following the incident.

First, seek medical attention from the paramedics or go to the hospital if you were hurt. Your health is the highest priority, and you should be focused on ensuring that you are not severely injured. If you do not believe you were hurt, you should still seek treatment of some kind; some injuries may not manifest until much later, and you could easily discover an injury in the following days. However, if you wait too long, Bird can claim that the injury was caused by something other than the scooter accident.

Next, you should take pictures of your injuries, screenshot the ride information, and snap photos of the accident scene. This evidence will come in handy.

If you can keep the scooter in your possession, you should do so. If you are unable to hold on to the scooter, you should snap photographs of it to show if there were any defects or the damage that happened to it.

You also need to file an accident report with Bird to alert them to the incident. This way, they won’t be able to claim that you never notified them and that you were not legally operating the scooter when you crashed.

Further, if you were struck by another vehicle, you should contact the police. They will handle the situation and you can request a police report from the station.

Finally, it is highly recommended that you hire a skilled Bird accident lawyer who can win you a large settlement from the company. Our attorneys have ample experience dealing with Bird, and you should have accurate representation by a law firm that cares about your health and your case.

Statute of Limitations for Your Bird Lawsuit

If you are unsure of how much time you have to file a claim against Bird for your injuries, you should reach out to one of our lawyers at Kenmore Law Group. We’ll be able to give you the accurate date by which you must file a lawsuit. Under most state laws, such as those in California, you only have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Waiting too long can result in your claim being tossed out, at which point you won’t be able to pursue compensation at any point in the future.

This deadline begins counting down from when you were injured or discovered the injury. If there are other circumstances, the deadline can be extended; for instance, if the defendant left the state, the time limit would not start until he returned to his place of residence. If you were not of legal age at the time of the incident, the time limit would begin to count down from the day you turned legal age of 18. If you feel that you are eligible for an extension, one of our lawyers can assist you.

Why an Attorney Helps

If you plan on pursuing a lawsuit against Bird, an attorney can make sure that you earn more than the average compensation for a lawsuit. We know that injuries can make it difficult to partake in legal action and file a lawsuit; you may not have the energy or health to deal with your case, and your knowledge and experience may not match that of a Bird representative. For this reason, it is important that you hire an expert attorney who can handle your case for you.

With the right attorney, a Bird injury lawsuit is worth a sizeable amount of money.

Value of a Bird Scooter Accident Claim

Because Bird is not represented by a specific insurance company (it is self insured), there are many settlements that are not public. They can choose to not disclose the information or ask the plaintiffs to sign a non-disclosure agreement. However, there are some ways of estimating Bird electric scooter injury lawsuit settlement amounts.

The general way that an insurance agent will value your claim will be by weighing your injuries and how extensive they were. If they were particularly severe, lasted for a while and took months to recover from, and prevented you from going to work and earning income, then your case would likely be highly valued. However, if you only suffered minor injuries and did not need an extensive recovery period, you likely would not receive a large settlement.

A Bird scooter injury case can be worth a few thousand dollars for minor injuries, but if you were seriously injured, you may receive upwards of $100,000.

Free Second Opinion

Many individuals call us with questions about the average settlements for Bird scooter injury cases because they already have attorneys representing them, but they are unsure if these lawyers are doing a good job. Many attorneys, unfortunately, try to rush cases along in an attempt to quickly settle and gather their own paychecks. This is an act of bad faith if an attorney will not do all he can to win your case for you and is merely looking out for himself.

Call us to receive a free second opinion on your case. We will tell you if we believe your current lawyer is doing all he can to win you a fair settlement or if he is acting in his own best interests. You may have been given an offer by Bird that your lawyer is pressuring you to accept, but if you feel that it is too low, we will offer you our expert advice.

Kenmore: Here for Victims

Our law firm, Kenmore Law Group, is one of the top-rated law firms in Los Angeles. We are the premier law firm for Bird accident cases, and we have a history of winning our clients sizeable settlements. Our attorneys are dedicated to you and will constantly pursue the compensation you deserve. We do not settle for the average value of a case – we strive for the maximum restitution available. Our aggressive lawyers will constantly stay on top of your case and will work to ensure that the Bird representatives will treat you fairly.

Call us today to set up a free legal consultation with one of our qualified lawyers. We will answer all of your questions about your case and how high the value of your Bird accident lawsuit is. We will tell you what we think we can win for you and what you should do to move forward with your claim. All of our consultations are completely private, and none of your personal details will be shared outside of our offices.

If you wish to hire us to represent you, we will give you our zero fee guarantee, which promises that you won’t have to pay any out of pocket expenses for our services. We will cover all the costs of the case – you won’t have to spend a dime for litigation or the filing of any documents. If we win, we will have our legal fees covered by a portion of the settlement we bring you. Bird will essentially cover your legal bills. If we lose, you owe us nothing whatsoever, and you can walk away debt free to our firm.

For more help learning about the value of your Bird accident lawsuit, contact Kenmore Law Group today.

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