New York Moped & Scooter Accident Attorneys
Scooter & Moped Lawyers in New York Committed to Victims’ Rights
Motoring around the streets of New York on a moped or scooter allows you the freedom to move easily through traffic, to decrease your carbon footprint, and to cut your travel time. This is, of course, as long as you aren’t injured in the process. The fact is that mopeds and scooters – whether your own or an e-scooter – leave you far more vulnerable to accidents and injuries. And when you’re on such a vehicle, absolutely nothing comes between you and the impact of an accident. If a negligent motorist leaves you injured in a moped or scooter accident, consult with an experienced moped & scooter accident attorney today.
Mopeds & Scooters: The Risks
Mopeds and scooters are a great way to get around, enjoy the wind in your hair, and even to forego the expense of a car. As these two-wheeled vehicles continue to advance, they are equipped with ever larger engines and ever greater speed. Nevertheless, these vehicles cannot compete with the power of the much, much larger cars, vans, and trucks all around them on the road. When you’re on a moped or a scooter, it is critical that you recognize your distinct safety disadvantage and proceed with caution.
Common Causes of Moped & Scooter Accidents
There are nearly as many causes for moped and scooter accidents as there are such accidents. Certain causes, however, are most commonly associated with these dangerous accidents:
- Scooter drivers who ride in other vehicles’ blind spots
- Motorists who speed
- Motorists who are distracted (or otherwise inattentive), exhausted, and/or impaired
- Poorly lit roadways, damaged roadways, and/or roadways made dangerous by inclement weather
- Motorists who block roadways with their open car doors
- Inexperienced scooter or moped drivers
In addition to these common causes, it’s important to recognize that when you are tooling around on your moped or scooter, your physical profile is negligible. This makes it that much more difficult for other drivers to see you.
Insurance: It’s Complicated
If you’ve been injured in a moped or scooter accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, your scooter insurance policy may not have the same no-fault component that your car insurance likely does. This has to do with how the DMV classifies your two-wheeled vehicle and how your insurance is structured. This likely means that you’ll need to file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If another driver has left you injured in a moped or scooter accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced moped & scooter accident attorney.
Moped and Scooter Accident Claims Are Complicated – Consult with an Experienced Moped & Scooter Accident Attorney Today
If another motorist’s negligence leaves you injured in a moped or scooter accident, the dedicated legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in New York is here to help. Our firm has been proudly serving New York for 80 years, and our skilled moped & scooter accident lawyers are committed to honoring our longstanding legacy of advocating for the legal rights of clients like you. For a free initial consultation, please contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.