Gainesville Scooter Accidents Attorney
Have you or a loved one been injured or killed in a scooter accident?
If so, you may be entitled to financial restitution. High gas prices have contributed to the scooter's recent increase in popularity, especially among college students in Gainesville looking for something that is easy to ride as well as convenient to park. Unfortunately, operating any low-speed vehicle on city streets and roadways can be dangerous. Unlike motorcycles that can keep pace with the flow of traffic, scooters are generally much slower, not as noisy and often more difficult for a driver to see. For victims who are new to riding a scooter, it can be difficult to identify the cause of an accident or to know who may be responsible for damages. Our lawyers will work closely with you to analyze exactly what happened and decide whether or not it is in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our attorneys represent victims of moped and scooter accidents caused by:
- Failure to Yield Right of Way
- Dangerous Road Conditions
- Inattentive or Distracted Driver
- Faulty Design or Defective Parts
- Speeding or Reckless Driving by Another
- Motorist Driving Under the Influence
Determining Causation and Costs of Scotter Crashes
More often than not, the other driver is at fault in scooter collisions. However, there are numerous situations where another party may be accountable, such as the scooter's manufacturer, the designer of safety equipment or the government agency in charge of maintaining the road. If you were injured while riding a moped or scooter, our legal team will work with diligently with in-house investigators to collect evidence, examine failed components, interview witnesses and reconstruct the events that lead to the cause of your crash. Then, we will document and quantify the damages for compensation of medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future healthcare costs and any lasting disabilities. To learn more, join our Online Chat or Click to Call for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King