Yes, there are laws that those who operate e-scooters must follow. These days, it seems you can’t go anywhere in Halifax without seeing an electric scooter pass by. It’s been a trend that caught on quickly, and many large cities have adopted electric scooters with enthusiasm. In Halifax, it’s no surprise that the scooters are growing in popularity, and this form of transportation is fast, fun and affordable. It’s important to remember that while you’re having fun scooting around on electric scooters, you can still become injured, or injure someone else. It’s important to understand the rules that surround using an electric scooter, and what you should look out for on the road or the sidewalk while operating one.
Always Wear A Helmet If You Are Operating An Electric Scooter
Many people skip this important rule, but failing to wear a helmet while operating an electric scooter can cause serious consequences. You can receive a fine if you are operating an electric scooter without wearing a helmet. However, you can also injure yourself and other people around you if you are not taking the necessary precautions, such as wearing protective gear. Always wear a helmet, and feel free to supplement with knee or elbow pads for maximum safety. You can never be too safe when operating an electric scooter.
Never Operate An Electric Scooter Under The Influence of Drugs Or Alcohol
Just like with vehicles on the road, you should never operate an electric scooter while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is illegal in Halifax. You could face criminal charges if you are intoxicated while operating an electric scooter and you cause harm to those around you. When you take drugs or alcohol, you are always somewhat impaired. Never run the risk of hurting yourself and others, and call a cab or walk if you are too impaired to operate a car or electric scooter.
Always Operate an Electric Scooter With Care And Avoid Reckless Behavior
While electric scooters are a fun way to get around Halifax, it is important to remember that the injuries and damage they could cause are still severe. Always wear your helmet and be sober when operating an electric vehicle, and never be tempted to operate one carelessly or in a reckless manner. Just like with operating a car, or even a bicycle, or motorcycle, operating an electric vehicle of any kind can pose danger.
Don’t fall into the trap of assuming since you’re not driving a car, that the rules have changed and you can do whatever you want. You can still receive a fine for operating an electric scooter in a reckless manner, especially if you injure someone else. And, similarly, always take precautions around other people operating electric scooters, to mitigate the risk of being hit by one and injured.
Additionally, distracted driving of an electric scooter can be a serious problem. Never text or attempt to multitask while operating an electric scooter, and always keep both hands on the handlebars at all times.
What Can I Do If I Have Been Hit Or Injured By Someone On An Electric Scooter In Halifax?
If you have been hit or injured by someone riding an electric scooter in Halifax, it is important to remember that we have the resources to defend you against an injury of this nature. At McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, our attorneys will stop at nothing to defend you from the person who hurt you on an electric scooter, and will fight for your right to compensation.
It may seem less impactful than a car crash, but an electric scooter can cause thousands of dollars in damage and serious injuries. At McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, we handle injury cases of all kinds where innocent victims are harmed due to the negligence of someone else. Electric scooters are no exception. I
How Much Money Can I Recover From An Electric Scooter Accident?
The following factors will all affect the value of your electric scooter accident case:
- Severity of your injuries
- How your injuries affected your ability to work
- Long-term effects of your injuries
- How your injuries were treated
- How your injuries affected your daily life
- Length of recovery
Always be aware of the rules of the road whether you are a driver, passenger or just a pedestrian. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence while operating an electric scooter in Halifax, call McKiggan Hebert Lawyers today. We offer a free, no-obligation personal injury case evaluation for anyone injured in a car, motorcycle, truck or scooter accident.