Scooter and Moped Accidents

Scooters and mopeds are a convenient way to get around with great gas mileage, but easier mobility, parking and fuel efficiency comes at a high cost- risk of injury. Compared to a car or truck, much of a scooter/moped driver’s body is exposed to the open air rather than being secured inside of a metal vehicle surrounding the individual. This puts moped/scooter drivers at a much higher risk of injury or even death in the event of a collision. Mopeds and scooters have been increasing in popularity on college campuses such as Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida State University in Tallahassee, and accidents are frequent. Although helmets reduce the risk of serious to fatal head injury by 72%, but other injuries can still be sustained when careless drivers strike scooters and mopeds with their vehicle.

Risk Awareness

Florida drivers need to be especially cautious and aware of smaller vehicles like mopeds and scooters because of the sheer volume of drivers on a daily basis. Traffic is frequent in I-95 in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties especially, and the risk of collision is higher during rush hour traffic. Unlike car to car accidents, car to moped/scooter accidents most typically result in serious bodily harm done to the moped/scooter driver due to a lack of protection provided by their vehicle. Distracted drivers can strike a moped or scooter with their vehicle because they are much smaller and potentially more difficult to see. Mopeds, scooters and other similar vehicles are equipped with signals, brakes and other safety components that give them the opportunity to ride alongside cars on major roadways harmoniously. Oftentimes, it is the carelessness or recklessness of another driver that results in serious injuries related to mopeds and scooters.

Typical injuries associated with moped/scooter accidents include:
  • Concussion
  • Brain damage
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Scrapes and bruises
  • Spinal injury
  • Neck injury
What can we do for you?

These serious injuries can dramatically affect the life of the victim, their families, and their livelihood. Distracted driving resulting in serious injury or death to a scooter/moped operator could be considered negligent behavior, and our attorneys will make sure that the driver in question in held accountable. Serious injuries, both temporary and permanent, can prevent the victim from working and earning wages that they would use to support themselves and their families with. We understand that an individual’s ability to sustain themselves and their family in today’s economy can be entirely wiped away in the blink of an eye when incidents occur on the road. That’s why our dedicated team of Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys here at The Ansara Law Firm do everything within their power to make sure that justice is served and that victims of moped and scooter accidents are fairly compensated for damages brought onto them in these situations. These kinds of accidents can cause irreversible damage, and our attorneys have the experience advocate on behalf of our clients in a manner that yields them the best results possible. If somebody’s negligent behavior caused you to be involved in a scooter or moped related crash in Florida, The Ansara Law Firm can get you compensated for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Inconvenience
  • Mental Anguish

If you or your loved one has recently been involved in a moped or scooter accident, call The Ansara Law Firm immediately so that we can build the best possible case to improve your chances of being compensated.