If you live in Queens or Brooklyn in places like, Long Island City, Astoria, Williamsburg, and Bushwick you have probably noticed all those people riding around on electric scooters and mopeds!!! These electric scooters and mopeds are the latest craze to hit our city streets. In other cities, the electric scooters have been around for quite some time. The New York Times recently reported on this trend –
The electric scooters and mopeds may be convenient, easy to use and quite affordable; and even good for the environment, but they are also very dangerous, especially for the rider!
Recent studies show that the most common injury people sustain while operating an electric scooter is a head injury. At least many of the scooters in Brooklyn come with a helmet. Cities seem to be very slow to draft legislation to address the influx of electric scooters.
If you are injured while either operating a scooter or if someone operating a scooter injures you, you may wish to learn about your rights. if your have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Cheriff & Fink, P.C. at 212-285-4100 and ask for either Bruce Cheriff or Ken Fink.