The two-wheeled motorized transportation device has gained popularity recently. Many people enjoy the convenience and ability to move effortlessly through the streets and sidewalks.
As convenient as the self-balancing device can be, they can also result in serious injuries. Know your rights and the steps to take after a Segway accident.
A Segway can reach up to 12.5 miles per hour. The battery-powered electric vehicle is operated by the movement of your body. Leaning forward will speed up the device and leaning backward will slow it down.
Most Segway injuries occur due to inexperience, inadequate supervision, device malfunction, or a road defect.
If the rider’s movements are detected to be erratic, the Segway can shut off automatically. The electric vehicle is widely used amongst city tours and even by police officers. However, unfamiliarity with a Segway can lead to injuries such as:
There are many ways one can sustain injuries. Not wearing a helmet will make those injuries worse and can even lead to a fatal accident. Ironically, the founder of Segway fell to his death while riding the motorized device.
According to studies, 44 percent of Segway accidents lead to traumatic brain injuries. If you’re on the device, it’s best to wear proper gear to prevent suffering serious injuries.
Pursuing a Segway accident claim needs an expert eye. Just like any personal injury accident, you need to prove the other party was at fault. This could be someone else involved in the accident or even the manufacturer of the Segway.
After any accident
No two accidents are the same. You need to find someone with a critical eye who will take the time to properly review your case. At Bergener Mirejovsky, our knowledgeable accident attorneys can provide you with the right information to move forward.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Segway accident contact us for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. We will here day or night to answer your questions.