Making a Claim
Public-use electric bikes and scooters offer a new form of transportation, and therefore many of these claims venture into new legal territory
. While some cases are cut-and-dry, others require the skill of an experienced lawyer who can think outside the box to build a rock-solid case. Determining who is legally responsible depends on many factors. If you are hit by an electric bike or scooter rider and sustained injuries from the accident, that individual may be held liable, and their insurance company may pay out a claim on their behalf. If you are hit or injured by a motor vehicle while riding an e-bike or e-scooter, the situation is different. An e-bike or e-scooter is no match for the weight, size, and speed of a vehicle; if the driver of that vehicle is found to be negligent, then the driver’s auto insurance provider may pay for the claim and you will likely be eligible for Section B Benefits
. If your accident is the result of an electric scooter malfunction, the scooter company may be held liable for your claim. With so many different variables to consider, it’s always a good idea to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer to find out exactly what your rights are. At Litco Law, it won’t cost you a thing to speak with a lawyer. And if you choose to proceed with a claim, you don’t pay us anything until we win.
In Alberta, you generally have up to two years from the date of an e-bike or e-scooter accident to make a claim in court or your right to do so is lost forever. But it’s important not to wait as there may be other important deadlines or other circumstances that may affect the deadline or your claim. If you have any questions about the limitation period for your claim, call or email us for a free consultation with one of our Calgary e-bike and e-scooter accident lawyers today.