Scooters and mopeds have become popular methods of transportation – not only do they allow you to enjoy the open air on beautiful days, they are economical. With gas prices on the rise, the popularity of scooters has grown among commuters and students.
But sadly, the number of accidents has also increased. As with motorcycles, it is difficult for large vehicles to see small scooters and mopeds. In addition, some motorists don’t always pay careful attention or obey traffic rules, so it’s quite easy to become a victim of a collision.
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself and prevent injury:
- wear a helmet
- wear bright clothing
- use turn signals
- obey speed limits
- avoid riding in blind spots
Unfortunately, taking safety precautions doesn’t eliminate the chance of being involved in an accident. So if you become injured, it is important to understand what can be done to help you recover physically as well as financially. Our attorneys have experience with all types of scooter and moped accidents, so we can help you navigate the legal process.
If you would like to contact a scooter accident lawyer and arrange a free consultation to discuss your case, email or call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200.