The Hidden Dangers of Scooter Sidewalk Riding in Alberta

 In recent years, scooters have become increasingly popular as a mode of transportation. They can be quick, convenient, and fun! However, with this surge in usage comes an increase in accidents, particularly for those who ride on the sidewalk. 

While seemingly safe, sidewalks pose unique risks for scooter riders. They are designed for pedestrian traffic, not vehicles capable of speeds up to 20 km/h. Obstacles include uneven surfaces, curbs, and colliding with pedestrians, which may result in serious injuries. 

Riding a scooter on the sidewalk may result in collisions with pedestrians, which may cause severe injuries to both riders and pedestrians. Riders may also risk colliding with fixed objects, including lampposts or uneven pavement. 

Reckless scooter riding exacerbates these risks. High speeds, sudden turns, and not wearing protective gear, including helmets, may turn a minor collision into a significant injury. 

Common injuries include fractures, dislocations, and head injuries. In severe cases, these injuries can lead to a long-term disability or may even be life-threatening. 

What to Do If You are Injured 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a scooter crash due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to know your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

At Pipella Law, our team of experienced lawyers can guide you through the complex legal process, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Call Pipella Law at (403) 265-8733 or fill out the following form for more info!

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