Bird Scooter Lawsuit Information
Similar to bike-share and car-share programs, Bird, Lime and other electric scooter companies promote their products as a cheap and innovative form of transportation that helps get commuters out of their cars. And while there may be some environmental benefit to scooting, there are also plenty of situations in which Bird and Lime scooters can cause serious injuries, including pedestrians being struck by out-of-control scooters, scooter riders failing to obey traffic signals and crashing into cars or other objects, and scooters being haphazardly abandoned on sidewalks in the way of pedestrian traffic. There have even been reports of vandals cutting brake cables on Bird and Lime scooters, and it remains to be seen whether Bird and Lime are properly inspecting the scooters between rides to ensure that they are safe for use. Electric scooters have no airbags or turn signals, and for the most part, riders aren’t sure whether they should be obeying pedestrian signals or traffic lights, which leads to confusion and collisions. Ultimately, rather than offering commuters a solution to the “first mile, last mile” problem, i.e. getting to and from mass transit stations and their workplaces, Bird and Lime scooters are being used as toys – dangerous toys – and personal injury lawyers across the country are now investigating claims on behalf of riders and pedestrians injured in Bird and Lime scooter accidents.