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Bird Scooter Lawsuit

Bird Scooter Lawsuit

Bird is facing lawsuits and class actions from people who were injured in accidents involving Bird scooters.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting scooter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured in a Bird scooter accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Accidents & Personal Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What are Bird Scooters?

Bird is a California-based company that operates a system of re-chargeable dockless electric scooters (“e-scooters”). Riders download an app, pay a fee-per-mile, and rent the Bird scooter for short rides.

What is the Problem?

Bird scooters go up to 15 miles an hour on flat roads, but they can go even faster downhill. Unfortunately, even at relatively slow speeds, accidents involving Bird scooters can be devastating — especially when they involve pedestrians, children, cars, or falling off the scooter.

Types of Scooter Injuries

  • Road rash
  • Cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Bone fractures in arms, legs, face
  • Broken wrist, ankle, toes, and fingers
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Face lacerations
  • Teeth damage
  • Eye injury and vision loss
  • Scarring
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent disability
  • Death

Bird Scooter Injury Lawsuit Filed in California

Bird was hit with a class action lawsuit in October 2018 from a group of 8 people who were injured on Bird scooters, including:

  • Scooter riders
  • Pedestrians who tripped over Bird scooters
  • Pedestrians hit by scooters on the sidewalk
  • Car accidents
  • Riders of scooters that broke or malfunctioned

Woman Files Lawsuit After Falling Off Bird Scooter

In December 2018, a woman filed a scooter injury lawsuit after she fell off a Bird scooter. She was seriously injured when the brakes failed as she was going downhill, according to her lawyer:

“Though scooter companies report that the top speed of the scooters is 15 mph, I believe that the scooters may go much faster downhill. I believe that the brakes may be insufficient to stop a scooter going down a steep hill.”

Does the Rental Agreement Prevent Bird Scooter Injury Lawsuits?

Before a rider can use a Bird scooter, they must agree to the Terms & Conditions in the rental agreement. In many cases, this agreement protects Bird from any lawsuits involving injuries on their scooters.

However, there are exceptions. Bird may face financial responsibility if the were somehow responsible for a rider’s injuries — for example, operating a scooter that malfunctioned, or had defective parts, or broke in half during a ride.

E-Scooter Lawsuits Against Cities and Others

Bird scooter riders may also be able to file a lawsuit against the city if their injury was caused by the city’s failure to maintain streets and sidewalks. Lawsuits might also be filed against a distracted driver who caused an accident, pedestrians, or the manufacturer of a bad part. It is essential to have a lawyer review your case as soon as possible.

Do I have a Bird Scooter Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting scooter induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured in a Bird scooter accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Accidents & Personal Injury Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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