Mopeds have become a popular way to get around our congested city. Riders enjoy the freedom and the gas mileage they get on these vehicles. Unfortunately, there are many accidents in our city because of the traffic. Seth Bader is an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer that successfully handles a variety of moped accident cases.
Mopeds and scooters are seen as a safe way to get around the city. However, this isn’t always the case. You don’t have a lot of safety equipment on a scooter, and you’re the smallest vehicle on the road. So, damages in these types of accidents can be substantial. You need an attorney that knows how to navigate these cases successfully. If you or someone you know has been injured in a moped case, contact us today to go over your options.
What are Georgia scooter laws?
If you’ve driven around the city lately, you have seen an influx of scooters. You can now rent scooters through rideshare apps, and they are littered along the sidewalks of Atlanta. These scooters are known as mopeds under Georgia law. So, if you rent one of these scooters and have an accident, this is technically a moped accident.
Mopeds are considered vehicles, and they must obey the rules of the road. However, mopeds can’t drive on roads that are over 35 mph. So, you will see mopeds along city streets versus interstates and highways.
Are mopeds different than other types of vehicular accidents?
Size matters when it comes to car accidents. Since mopeds are smaller, the injuries are more severe, and they can even result in fatalities. Mopeds are the smallest and lightest motorized vehicles on the road. These vehicles are also quieter, so they can be hard to see on the street. Even if you are wearing a helmet, your injuries can be severe. So, even a minor incident will result in costly damages. It would be best if you had a moped attorney that will represent your interests.
Who is responsible for my moped accident?
Georgia is an at-fault state. The party responsible for the accident is also responsible for paying the damages. This means that you can also share fault in your accident. Many insurance companies will try to prove that you are at fault in your accident. If you’re at fault, the amount of your settlement will be reduced. We recommend hiring legal representation so that you don’t jeopardize your potential compensation. Most victims don’t realize that every conversation they have with insurance companies is recorded. So, it’s possible to say something that will be held against you at a later date.
Common causes of moped accidents
Every accident is different, but there are some similarities in the causes of moped accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Being rear-ended
- Drivers not sharing the road
- Hazards on the road
What does a moped accident claim cover?
Your moped accident lawyer must get you the best settlement possible. Your insurance claim should cover all of your injuries and even provide you compensation for ongoing care. Some of the more common injuries in a moped accident include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Loss of limb
Most injuries in moped accidents require substantial medical attention. So, we make sure that you receive a settlement that can alleviate the stress of your medical bills. We build a strong claim, so you can focus on healing getting better.
How much money can I receive?
Every case is different, but you are entitled to receive compensation for all your damages and injuries from your moped accident. Most victims recover the costs of medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more.
Hire an Atlanta Moped Lawyer you can Trust
If you or someone you know was injured in a moped accident, you should contact us today. It can take time building your case, and you need money now. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to schedule your consultation.