Using a Bird scooter is a fun way to get around. Even if you are exercising the appropriate precautions, you’re still vulnerable. Another person’s carelessness could easily cause you to become hurt. Here’s what you should do after being injured while riding one of these devices. Contact Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case.
Get Medical Assistance
Your physical well-being is what’s most important. Even if you feel that your injuries are not bad, go directly to the hospital. The extent of your harm might not be readily apparent. Let a doctor determine whether the damage you sustained is worse than you think. Have an ambulance arrive on the scene as soon as possible. Save every hospital and doctor receipt, as proof of having sought medical attention is necessary should you wish to sue.
File a Police Report
The sooner you report the incident to authorities, the better. The responding officer will want to know every detail of what happened. Do your best to recall everything relevant to the crash. Perhaps a vehicle whose driver was not paying attention hit you. Inform the officer why that person is responsible. Maybe a manufacturing error in the scooter was the reason for the accident. Make sure the official report includes details regarding your rationale for being suspicious. Request a copy of the final report at your earliest convenience.
Investigate the Scene
Embark on an information-gathering mission for as much proof of what happened as possible. Take extensive pictures of the scene and upload them to the cloud in case they get accidentally erased. If there were witnesses, speak with them and get official statements. Record their perspectives with your phone, or request that they send you a written account of what happened. Perhaps the accident took place near a store with security cameras. Find out if the accident was captured and, if so, have those images preserved. Save your mangled scooter, taking extra care to collect small parts that broke off during the collision.
Hire an Attorney
Injuries you sustain that are not your fault could be costly to treat. Either way, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Find a personal injury attorney who is familiar with litigating Bird scooter accidents. Make sure that the person you hire is easy to talk to and has a good reputation. Choosing the right individual to pursue litigation can make all the difference.
Bird scooter accidents are a serious matter. If you were involved in one that wasn’t your fault, hire a legal eagle to help secure compensation. Contact a car accident lawyer from Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. to learn more about the legal services we offer.