Austin Scooter Accident Attorneys
After you have been injured in a scooter accident, you cannot simply trust insurance companies to do what is right. If the injuries you suffered were the result of someone else's negligent behavior, you have the right to compensation that will help you pay for medical costs as well as lost wages from being unable to work. You may even become disabled due to the scooter accident and unable to financially support your family and yourself.
Austin scooter accident lawyer Ray King knows first-hand that insurance companies can discriminate against those who ride scooters and motorcycles. Because you ride a scooter, insurance companies may not believe it is their responsibility to pay compensation for your injuries. Call the King Law Firm at (512) 375-4455. We can help.
Scooters have long been used for basic transportation in the Far East and in Europe. Their obvious advantage over other motor vehicles is their low fuel consumption. With gas prices in excess of $4.00 per gallon in many U.S. states, and with the sluggish economy, the popularity of motor scooters is increasing. From Vespa, to Yamaha, to Honda, companies are manufacturing more and more models of street-legal scooters. All are extremely fuel efficient, and with electric start and automatic transmissions, they are easy and fun to ride.
Unfortunately, every mode of transportation has its own set of drawbacks, and scooters in particular, being smaller than motorcycles and almost as small as bicycles, are difficult for motorists to see. Just as drivers may fail to anticipate oncoming motorcycles at intersections, they may not expect to see you approach the intersection on a scooter.
In the state of Texas, helmets are required to be worn by riders of some scooters and all motorcycles if the rider is age 20 and younger. There is no mandatory helmet law for those ages 21 and above. However, riders 21 years of age and older must be able to show proof of successfully completing a motorcycle operator safety and training course and provide proof of adequate motorcycle medical insurance coverage. This is a secondary law, not a primary law. Thus, police officers may not pull over and detain someone who is operating or is the passenger of a scooter or motorcycle for the sole primary purpose of determining whether or not the person is covered by health insurance or has completed the operator safety and training course.
After a scooter accident caused by the negligence of another driver or the negligence of the scooter manufacturer, you have the right to fair compensation. A lawyer can help gather evidence in your case and can stand up to insurance companies who may attempt to discriminate against scooter riders and deny your claim.
At the King Law Firm, we take pride in representing those who have been injured in scooter accidents and in motorcycle accidents. We believe insurance companies have no right to discriminate against scooter and motorcycle riders. If you have been injured in a scooter accident, contact Ray King today. Please call (512) 375-4455 for a free case review.