Mopeds and scooters have become increasingly popular, both as modes of transportation and as recreational vehicles. They’re smaller and more fuel-efficient than motorcycles. In some ways, they’re easier to operate than a motorcycle, particularly for beginners.
Nonetheless, scooters and mopeds can be just as dangerous — if not more so — than motorcycles. Because they’re so small, they’re harder for drivers to see. Riding at night can be especially dangerous for this reason.
Driver inattention can make this problem even worse. These days, far too many drivers are busy checking their cellphones or giving into other distractions while behind the wheel. If you’re unlucky enough to cross paths with a careless driver, you will likely end up paying the price with life-altering injuries.
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the vast majority of accidents involving mopeds, scooters and motorcycles happen in intersections. A driver might not see you and turn left directly in your path. Other common collisions involve:
At The Weinberger Law Firm, we can serve as your voice and advocate. Our personal injury attorneys have represented accident victims across the Sacramento area for nearly 25 years. We’ll deal with the insurance company on your behalf and pursue every avenue for getting you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our office to discuss your injury claim. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 916-357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.