How to Win a PI Claim If Hit on a Scooter

Scooters are popular ways of getting around especially short distances. They are easy to park and take up little space. However, they are vulnerable when sharing roads with other vehicles which are much bigger. Riders have to wear helmets and high visibility clothing so they can be seen easily. This doesn’t mean they are not victims of scooter accidents as they are.

One of the key reasons for an accident taking place is a larger vehicle hasn’t spotted the scooter and gets far too close causing a side swipe which knocks the rider off the scooter causing serious injury and damage to the scooter. Other common reasons for scooter accidents are when a vehicle in a parking lot reverses out of its space and doesn’t see the scooter behind and hits it causing the rider to fall off and be seriously injured.

How to Prove You’re Not at Fault for a Scooter Accident

Unless the scooter cuts in front of another vehicle or runs a red light the chances are a scooter accident is caused by the other vehicle failing to take sufficient care on the road so an accident takes place. Some of the common reasons for scooter accidents caused by the negligence of another driver are as follows:

  • the driver isn’t paying attention due to fatigue;
  • the driver fails to see the scooter due to being under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • the driver is speeding so doesn’t see the scooter on time;
  • the driver is texting or talking n a cell phone so isn’t paying attention to the road.

In many cases of negligence in a scooter accident, filing a PI claim may not be too difficult especially if the at-fault driver has been charged for an offence. This is the sort of evidence at-fault driver’s insurers typically accept when considering a PI claim.

Evidence to help Win a Scooter PI Claim

Before any PI claim is approved by the at-fault driver’s insurer the victim is expected to provide evidence to back up the claim. This can include any of the following:

  • police report showing the at-fault driver had broken the law;
  • eye witness reports describing the accident possibly backed up by photos;
  • video taken by surveillance cameras especially at an intersection;
  • photos taken by you of the scene of the accident;
  • a medical report describing your injuries.

It is important to have as much evidence as possible to back up a PI claim. A police report can be helpful as it highlights who and what caused the scooter accident.

How to Win a PI Claim If Hit on a Scooter

How a Lawyer Can Help Win a Scooter Accident Claim

Insurers are not the easiest of people to work with. You are far more likely to win a good settlement if you talk to a PI lawyer first who has the experience and persuasion to win a favorable PI settlement on your behalf.

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