Scooter & Moped Accidents
Our Florida law office represents clients who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of Scooter manufacturers or moped drivers. We handle complex personal injury litigation action for clients in Florida, and throughout the United States. The city of Key West is famous for its Old Town and Duval street, and many locals and tourists rent scooters or mopeds during their stay and accidents do unfortunately occur.
There are several singular elements that a lawyer must take into account when a person is involved in a scooter accident. One of the most important concern is the lack of PIP coverage. Typically under Florida law, vehicle operators who become injured in an accident will benefit from their own insurance’s Personal Injury Protection benefits (or PIP). That is not true when someone riding a moped or a scooter is injured by another motorist. In fact, Florida law expressly allows motor vehicle insurance contracts to exclude mopeds and scooters from obtaining PIP coverage by categorizing them as non-motor vehicle.
To add insult to injury, many scooter owners tend to be either students or young adults beginning their worklife. In other words, they rarely have health insurance to pay for their medical bills in case of an accident. These issues are compounded with the fact that Florida is the state with the most uninsured cars in the country.
Under these circumstances, it is crucial that an injured scooter operator seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney who not only understands the crucial differences and concerns that an injured moped driver faces after a catastrophic accident, but also who can find the “non-obvious defendant” through creative lawyering in order to secure their client with the best financial recovery possible.
Recently, our firm obtained a $2,100,000 settlement for our client who sustained injuries caused by a driver of a national ambulance company which ran a red light and struck him on his moped. Our client sustained nine crushed facial bones and three fractured vertebrae. We have obtained verdicts and settlements for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in cases involving defective scooter parts, reckless moped driving, and other forms of negligent operating of a scooter or moped. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
The firm has distinguished itself in efficiently and aggressively represent its clients until a successful resolution is reached either through trial or through an out-of-court settlement. To contact one of our experienced trial lawyers call our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.