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Update: Lime Sued Over Scooter Safety Failures, Injuries
In August 2020, a lawsuit was filed against Lime in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company failed to properly maintain their scooters, resulting in injuries to nearly 90 plaintiffs, according to the Washington Post [1.].
The complaint further alleges that malfunctioning brakes, sudden accelerations, and faulty throttles, handlebars and wheels caused riders to be thrown from Lime Scooters and sustain injuries such as fractures, broken bones, and concussions. Some of the plaintiffs suffered injuries so serious they were forced to undergo multiple surgeries and haven’t recovered years later, according to the lawsuit.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Lime scooters are unsafe and “contain manufacturing and/or design defects and do not include adequate warnings and use instructions. Defendants are aware that the products will be used without an inspection for these defects and that these defects are not apparent.”
The complaint also says that Lime Scooters “failed to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would expect when used.”
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What’s the problem?
Nov. 12, 2018 - Lime told the Post on Nov. 10 it was “looking into reports that scooters manufactured by Okai may break and [that it is] working cooperatively with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the relevant authorities internationally to get to the bottom of this.”
The company said it would decommission all Okai scooters in its fleet, but was uncertain as to the actual number of bikes involved in the action.
A mechanic who works for Lime in California said employees at his warehouse had found that some of the scooters started cracking in as little as a few months. The mechanic added that managers did not “aggressively follow up” about their concerns.
Lime has announced its next-generation scooter model, the 3.0, which features a “custom-designed, sturdier frame and redesigned battery, making it more durable and resilient for life on the streets,” the company says.
Can I File a Lime Scooter Recall Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the maker of Lime Electric Scooters, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving product liability allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing flaws, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential risk. In the case of the Lime scooter, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers about the risk of the scooter breaking apart during use.
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Do I have a Lime Scooter Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Lime Scooter recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed as the result of a defective Lime Scooter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.