Lever & Ecker, PLLC September 20, 2018 General
On September 11, 2018, LEVER & ECKER PLLC, together with the firm of HILLIARD MARTINEZ GONZALES, LLP, filed a lawsuit against Immotor, LLC in Federal Court, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of a client who sustained severe and permanent injuries while riding an Immotor GO electric scooter.
More particularly, while our client was riding his Immotor GO electric scooter on a clear afternoon in the Bronx, New York, the scooter’s brakes suddenly, improperly and without warning engaged, ejecting him from the scooter and throwing him to the ground, knocking him unconscious and causing him to suffer severe personal injuries.
Further, our client has alleged that Immotor was aware, at the time that he was injured, that its brakes on the Immotor GO would spontaneously stop working, yet Immotor took no steps to correct the design of the Immotor GO or to warn users to this dangerous condition.
Our Client Interviewed on CNN
A link to the Complaint can be found here: Immotor Go Scooter Injury Complaint.
This lawsuit is one of the first in the country to be filed against Immotor for the negligent design and manufacture of a defective Immotor GO scooter.
As this case demonstrates, electric scooters are more dangerous than they look! Multiple accidents have been reported already, just months after the introduction of electric scooters in New York.
While electric scooters are often viewed as a safe and convenient means of travel, as many riders are learning the hard way, convenience can come with a price. When it comes to electric scooters, that price can come in the form of accidents, injuries, and even deaths.
Widespread reports indicate the incidence of electric scooter accidents across the county is rapidly increasing, with the arrival of electric scooters in almost every state, including New York.
As the use of electric scooters is spreading in New York, we’re already seeing injury accidents on our streets. The potential for serious injury is high in an electric scooter accident, particularly due to the lack of bodily protection. Scooter accidents can range from a scooter malfunction, a pedestrian being hit by a rider, a rider being hit by another rider or vehicle, potholes, and much more. If an accident is caused by the negligence of the other party, a personal injury claim can arise in your favor and you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
LEVER & ECKER PLLC fights hard to obtain monetary compensation for victims of electric scooter accidents in New York and throughout the country. Our accident attorneys have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one have been in an electric scooter accident and sustained serious injury, take action! Contact one of LEVER & ECKER PLLC’S experienced personal injury attorneys at (914) 288-9191. We will tell you if you have a case. Do not sit on your rights, and do not delay.
We offer free consultations. We charge zero upfront fees and provide a FREE case evaluation. You only pay if we win, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with us. Our only goal is to protect your right to full and fair compensation for your damages. For a free consultation, call (914) 288-9191, or contact us online. We answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.