How can we help?
Our team of expert solicitors at HCC are here to support you following a serious injury and ensure that you get the compensation and rehabilitation you need to get your life back on track.
We will ensure that your compensation will help cover the costs of your medical care, rehabilitation and financial support for your family. We have an outstanding reputation for providing the best quality advice and support for clients and families, who have suffered a traumatic injury. With decades of experience dealing with injury compensation claims relating to vehicles, you can be sure you are in safe hands if you and your family are the victims of an e-scooter collision.
There has been an increase in the number of e-scooter users on the road within recent years. E-scooter users are vulnerable on the road as they are not protected by a vehicle body in the same way as a car, making them much less visible.
In 2021, there were 1,280 collisions involving e-scooters, compared to 460 in 2020. Over 120 of the casualties which were reported in 2021 sustained serious injuries.
What does the UK law say on E-scooters?
The rules regarding e-scooters are fast moving and evolving. E-scooters are currently recognised as ‘powered transporters’ and so there are no specific laws for them as they fall under the category as motorbikes. The only e-scooters that can be used legally on public roads are those which are rented as part of government-backed trials.
Private e-scooters can be used on private land however, they cannot be used on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements. This is because e-scooters do not have visible red lights, number plates or signalling ability. Our expert lawyers can advise you if you are unsure whether you can make a claim.
We are committed to supporting you and your family from the very beginning. That’s why a member of our experienced team will visit you personally and we’ll dedicate ourselves to assessing your situation and managing a legal strategy that works for you and your family.