Winston-Salem Moped & Scooter Accident Attorney
Mopeds and scooters are popular alternatives to cars in congested urban areas. They can often get you to places cars can’t go. While gas-powered mopeds have been around since the mid-part of the 20th century, the proliferation of electric scooters has only come about in the last several years as companies have made the lightweight vehicles available for shared use in many cities across the U.S. As more people begin using scooters to get around, cities are having to determine the safest way for these vehicles to operate so that the risk of accidents is minimized. Cities are scrambling to try and get appropriate infrastructure and regulations in place to deal with the explosion in the use of these popular rides. If you have been injured in a moped or scooter accident, call Nagle & Associates, P.A. today at (336) 723-4500.
As might be expected, the increase in electric scooter use has created an increase in accidents involving scooters. The most common injuries are hits to the head and scrapes and scratches from falling. If bones break, they are likely in the neck, skull or face. Many times, those who get in accidents are not wearing helmets.
At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we understand that mopeds and scooters can be fun to ride and are a necessary component to relieve the ever-growing traffic problems in our city. Our Winston-Salem moped and scooter accident attorneys help raise public awareness by vigorously representing our injured clients.
Why Nagle & Associates, P.A. Is the Right Firm to Represent You
Just because an attorney went to law school does not make that person good at practicing any area of law. It has taken years of focused practice and a passion for helping those in our community for us to become a trusted legal resource for those injured in motor vehicle-related accidents. At Nagle & Associates, P.A., our attorneys have a:
- Dedication to one practice area – We have over 20 years representing only those who are seriously injured in motor vehicle-related accidents.
- Genuine desire to make sure those injured are treated fairly – Carl Nagle began his career working on the insurance company side and saw the types of practices that insurance companies use to try and settle claims without proper regard for the injuries that were suffered.
- Our clients will vouch for us – Don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our clients have to say.
How a Moped and Scooter Accident Attorney Will Benefit You
The injuries resulting from accidents involving a motor vehicle that is not enclosed tend to be more serious because there is very little protection between you and anything your body hits. Head injuries are common and brain injuries may not be recognized immediately. Insurance companies will pressure you to settle your claim. An attorney familiar with moped and scooter accidents will know how the law applies to your circumstance and how to successfully negotiate with an insurance company to get you the maximum recovery available.
North Carolina Moped and Scooter Laws
It has only been recently that the North Carolina legislature took on the task of determining what type of vehicle an electric scooter was and whether it should be classified and regulated similarly to a moped under the state’s laws. Senate Bill 620 decided that an ‘electric standup scooter’ was more like a bicycle and therefore, the laws applicable to bicycles would also apply to scooters with a couple of differences as noted below.
- motor vehicle
- top speed 30 mph
- helmet required
- license required
- registration required
- liability insurance required
- top speed 15 mph
- helmet required
- no license needed
- must be at least 16
Contact a Moped & Scooter Accident Attorney
Mopeds and scooters offer a faster and more convenient way to get where you are going in high-traffic areas. And while these types of transportation are not considered particularly dangerous, serious injuries can still result when you mix people, vehicles and road conditions.
If you have been injured in a moped or scooter accident, the Winston-Salem moped and scooter accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Schedule your free consultation by contacting us here or calling our office at (336) 723-4500.