Thousands of electronic scooters can be found in cities around the country. Lynn Fugaro, staff writer of PersonalInjury.com says we may want to think about a few things before we take our next ride.
According to Fugaro, Lime and Bird are the two largest e-scooter manufacturers in the country, and they both place responsibility for accidents on riders by asking users to agree to their rental agreement before using the scooters. The agreements place liability on riders.
Bird scooters have indicated riders are fully insured for anything that occurs as a result of a faulty scooter. Lime says their insurance policy offers at least $1 million in coverage. However, Fugaro reports there is no way to know if a claim will be covered until after an accident is investigated.
Regardless of Bird and Lime’s liability insurance, Fugaro concludes responsibility for damages in e-scooter accidents will probably be on riders, according to the terms and conditions users agree to upon downloading the scooter’s app.
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