Moped And Scooter Accidents In Pennsylvania

As gas prices have risen, mopeds and scooters have gained popularity. Their high gas mileage makes them attractive options for people commuting within cities for work and for people who want a smaller alternative to a motorcycle for recreation. Unfortunately, like motorcycle riders and bicyclists, people who ride scooters and mopeds are vulnerable to serious injuries in collisions with automobiles.

If you were hurt in a moped or scooter accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the other damages you have suffered. The Doylestown moped injury lawyers at Goldman Law Offices are prepared to meet with you and discuss your potential claim. If your accident was caused by another driver or by defective parts on your scooter, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Dangers Facing Moped And Scooter Riders

Moped and scooter accidents in Bucks County and elsewhere can be caused by drunk drivers, distracted driving and any of the usual factors that contribute to car crashes or motorcycle accidents. But there are a few characteristics of these small vehicles that often play a role in accidents as well, including:

  • Reduced visibility: Motorists may fail to notice a moped or scooter because of their smaller size. Drivers might make left-hand turns in front of riders, make lane changes or back out of driveways without seeing the rider.
  • Quick stopping: Mopeds and scooters can come to a stop very quickly, which can contribute to a rear-end collision, particularly when a car driver is following too closely.
  • Misjudging speed: Drivers may not be able to properly judge the speed of an oncoming scooter or moped and may make a turn in front of the rider or make another move that jeopardizes the rider's safety.

Whether your accident was caused by a negligent driver or was instead caused by a defective part on your scooter or moped, Goldman Law Offices can help. We have practiced personal injury law since 1951, recovering millions of dollars for clients over the years. We encourage you to get in touch with us to find out if we are the right firm for you.

To speak with an experienced attorney at Goldman Law Offices, please call 215-348-2605 or send us an email. If you are unable to come to our Doylestown office, we can visit you at your home or other location that is accessible to you.

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