Bird Scooters in Boston continue to serve as a fun, unique commute option for the city dwellers. With Bird Scooters, pedestrians are able to pick up an electric scooter, which are all stationed throughout the public sidewalks, and access the vehicle for personal use. The scooter can be rented off a mobile app after paying a small fee. However, Boston is crowded, and as the city continues to try and reduce motor vehicle accidents, Bird Scooter users can’t be neglected. You deserve to know your rights in the event of an accident or issue while renting a scooter.
Claims Against a Self Insured Entity
In the case of an accident, it’s essential to know that Bird Scooter is a self-insured company. Claims brought against Bird Scooter will be handled directly with staff representatives of Bird Scooter. Bird scooters are not seen as motor vehicles, and are only held liable for their product. If you are hit by a car, motorcyclist, or truck, the chances of getting compensation are slim. But if we prove that the scooter the user drove was defective, Bird Scooter may be liable.
Filing the Claim
As Spring rolls around the corner and more people enjoy the outdoors, remember to be safe at all times when commuting. You aren’t insured under any specific agency if you’re biking, walking, or driving a scooter. Claims cannot be filed as motor vehicle accidents. You must file a claim for a product liability case. It must be made clear that any accidents or injuries were caused directly by the scooter malfunctioning for a good chance of getting compensation.
Keches Law Group Can Help
If a scooter malfunctions and you are injured, it’s important to claim the compensation you deserve, and Keches Law Group, P.C. is here to help. With 38 attorneys, we specialize in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury cases. Call us at (617) 898-0808 for a free consultation.