Free Segway Accidents Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured on or by a Segway electric scooter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Segway electric scooters and other personal transportation machines are growing in popularity, and with their increasing numbers, accidents with pedestrians are on the rise. While often minor, a Segway accident can be serious and result in broken limbs, head injuries, or worse. A Segway can also damage property, and any insurance its operator may have may be insufficient to cover all your expenses and losses.
Segway has had numerous safety issues, manufacturing defects, and product failures that have been reported. There have been reports of Segway accidents by users when the transporter did not act in response to controls. Segways have also been reported to cause users to be thrown from the unit when it stopped suddenly or jerked unexpectedly.
Segway Scooter Accident Injuries
People suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to a malfunctioning or defective Segway may be eligible to recover financial damages:
- Broken bones
- Broken wrists
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Head injuries
- Severe lacerations
What is a Segway?
A Segway is a 2-wheeled scooter that was created by Dean Kamen and first presented to the public in 2003. The scooter allows the rider to balance on 2 wheels, regardless of whether the scooter is moving or stopped.
The vehicle has sensors to detect the changes in both rider’s position and variation in terrain. It operates by moving in whichever direction the rider leans the handles of the scooter.
How are Segways Regulated?
Segway scooters are not considered motor vehicles under federal law. Thus, they are not regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Instead, they are regulated by the CPSC and considered a “consumer product.”
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Why Did Segway Go Out of Business?
Sales were poor following the launch of the Segway Scooter in 2003. Segway was subsequently acquired by a Chinese start-up that announced production would cease in 2020.
The reputation of Segway suffered damage from several high-profile accidents. Many Segway riders were simply unaware of the protection required to ride two-wheeled vehicles.
Additionally, Segway scooters were overpriced and impractical. With most cities designed for either pedestrian or large vehicles, the Segway lacked both the infrastructure and necessary regulation to become a form of mass transportation. Cheaper and more practical electric scooters sealed the fate of Segway after they were released in 2017.
If you suffered a serious injury involving a Segway, or any other personal transportation device, that broke down or had some type of mechanical error, consult with an injury lawyer and consider filing a product liability claim. Filing a product liability claim is important, not only so you can recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but also to highlight a problem with a device so the general public is aware of what can happen to them.
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Do I have a Segway Scooter Injury Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Segway crash injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.