Electric Scooter Injuries Rise Along With Popularity

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More Injuries on Electric Scooters - Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm

You will see it in just about every major city which allows them. Buzzing around the downtown area, hundreds of scooters are located in Dallas alone. They are fun to ride, cheaper than a cab, and far quicker to get to a different downtown destination. However, they’re becoming more and more prone to injuries and even death among riders all across the country.

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What can I recover for injuries resulting from a hit-and-run accident?

A hit-and-run auto accident is a collision where one vehicle either strikes a vehicle or a pedestrian and then leaves the scene without rendering aid or exchanging information. If this happens to you, call law enforcement immediately because it’s a criminal act in Texas.

If you are able to capture the license plate, other vehicle identifying information, or information on who hit you – we may be able track them down with our investigative tools. The DFW car accident lawyers of Reyes Browne Reilley have the resources to successfully investigate hit-and-run cases, and we have been able to find many of those at fault.

Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

Do not give a recorded statement to the adverse insurance company.

The sole purpose of an insurance company’s request for a recorded statement is to gather information to either deny your claim or limit the amount of money they will be required to pay you. So it can absolutely affect your ability to make a fair recovery in your accident case. Remember that they already have a team of professionals and attorneys aligned against your best interests.

Politely tell the other insurance company you need to speak with your attorney, and someone will call them back. Then call the knowledgeable DFW car accident lawyers at Reyes Law, day or night, at 214-526-7900. With that one call, we’ll take it from there.

Should I negotiate with the insurance adjuster myself?

Never negotiate a car accident settlement with an insurance adjuster, on your own. They are trained to do so on a daily basis. You, as a victim, are not. There is a strong likelihood you will be taken advantage of, misled, and left without fair compensation. This is why you need the expertise of a professional Dallas car crash lawyer to negotiate on your behalf.

Should I sign a waiver allowing the insurance company to gain access to my medical records?

After your car wreck injury, never give your insurance company or an adverse insurance company the authorization to access to your medical records until you have the approval of a car accident lawyer in Dallas. Doing so would allow them to gain access to confidential medical records not even relevant to your injuries. It then becomes much easier to blame injuries, caused by their insured, on that old sports injury.

The above scenario and others, including whether one should allow a recorded statement, are prime examples of why one needs an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure a fair recovery after someone else’s negligence has “wrecked” the day.

What are UM, UIM, and PIP insurance coverage?

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage:

Uninsured motorist coverage protects you if you’re in an accident with an at-fault driver who doesn’t carry liability insurance.

Under-Insured Motorist (UIM) Coverage:

Underinsured motorist coverage steps in when you’re in a car accident with an at-fault driver whose liability limits are too low to cover the damage or medical expenses.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage:

PIP stands for personal injury protection, and it is an extension of your car insurance which covers medical expenses and, in some cases, even lost wages. It is often called “no-fault” coverage because its inherent comprehensiveness pays out claims regardless of who is at fault in the accident.