Think carefully before renting an electric scooter! Many vacation and travel destinations have begun using electric scooters as a new, interesting way to show visitors around a new city. However, these scooters pose a large potential safety risk. In fact, a class-action lawsuit was recently filed against a leading national electric scooter company. The lawsuit states that these scooter companies are not taking appropriate care to make sure their riders, and nearby pedestrians, are safe while these vehicles are in use. The lawsuit further claims that some of these scooters are made with defective, and potentially dangerous, parts. One personal injury lawyer cited within the news article below stated that she's received in excess of 100 calls relating to scooter injuries. Many of these injuries are consistent in type, and involve broken body parts and head injuries. Many of these injuries have required surgeries.
According to a slew of media sources, a recent national study published research by the Clinical Pediatrics medical journal that suggests that children are treated for toy-related injuries about every three minutes in the United States. Those statistics account for over 3 million children within the past 13+ years. The vast majority of these cases were the result of foot-powered toy scooters and other self-propelled toys.