E-Bike and E-Scooter Accident Claims

You might be eligible for a compensation claim if you were involved in an e-bike or e-scooter accident that wasn’t your fault. Compensation for an e-scooter accident may include both physical and psychological injuries.

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To discuss your case in detail, contact us today or request a callback from our experienced team.

Free Phone: 1800 844 104
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What makes e-bikes/e-scooters different?

These vehicles differ from traditional bikes and scooters as they are propelled by a motor that is attached to their frame in combination with the physical movements of the rider.

These types of vehicles have become much more popular in the last few years resulting in an increase in accidents involving e-bike or e-scooter riders.

If you have been involved in an accident involving an e-bike or e-scooter and the other party was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Speak with one of our experienced e-bike and e-scooter accident claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

Have you been injured by an e-bike or e-scooter?

Common ways people are injured by negligent use of e-scooters/e-bikes are as follows:

  • Being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road
  • Injuries caused by a vehicle being ridden on the path or an e-scooter in the cycle lane
  • MPVs that have been altered to travel at unsafe speeds
  • Tripping over e-scooters that have been left on paths
  • Hit-and-runs involving e-bikes/e-scooters

If you are injured in an accident involving an e-bike/e-scooter, try to get the name and contact details of any other parties involved if possible. It can be difficult to identify e-scooter/e-bike riders as they don’t have registration plates but, if you could not collect these details, a solicitor can assist you in tracking them down.

Your case may differ depending on whether the vehicle was privately owned or rented. If it was rented, both the driver and insurer will be notified of your claim. If it was a privately-owned uninsured scooter, the defendant will likely be the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). Speak with one of our experienced e-bike and e-scooter accident claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

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    E-bike and E-scooter Claim Process in Ireland

    Common e-bike and e-scooter accident claim

    Our team of experienced e-bike and e-scooter accident claim Solicitors at Coleman Legal continuously educates themselves on all aspects of bicycle accident claims.

    Common E-Bike and E-Scooter Accident Claims in Ireland
    • Rear-end Collision Claims
    • Hit and Run Claims
    • Roundabout Accident Claims
    • Passenger Injury Claims
    • Side Impact Collision Claims
    • Minor Impact Road Traffic Accident Claims
    • Head-On Collision Claims
    • Fatal Road Accident Claims
    Common Injuries Claims
    • Spinal Injury
    • Head Injury
    • Whiplash Injury
    • Back and Neck Injury
    • Shoulder Injury
    • Soft Tissue Injury
    • Delayed Accident Symptoms Claims

    E-bike and E-scooter Claim Process in Ireland

    What you should do if you are involved in an accident

    Seek medical attention

    First, ensure everyone receives immediate medical attention if necessary. Even if you have only suffered a minor injury, we recommend you present yourself at the nearest A&E or meet with your GP. Even if you feel okay immediately after the incident, a minor injury may become more serious.

    Collect any information which may be relevant to the accident and any future claim

    Such information could include:

    • Details of everyone involved in the accident, particularly any drivers, including name, address, contact information, vehicle registration number and insurance information
    • Contact details of any emergency service workers who attend the incident
    • Photographs of the scene from different angles
    • Any CCTV footage of the accident
    • Dash cam footage
    • The date, time, and weather conditions at the time of the accident
    • Receipts of any expenses you have incurred due to the accident
    • Copies of Garda reports or any medical reports. These are very important for any future claim

    Contact the Gardaí

    It is essential that you report any accident to the Gardaí, no matter how minor. If it is minor and the Gardaí does not attend the scene, you must visit your local station and request they record the details of the incident and take a statement for you.

    Contact a pedestrian accident claim solicitor

    It is advisable that you reach out to a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident if you are considering making a claim. A solicitor can guide you through the claims process and help you to avoid unnecessary delay. 

    To speak with one of our team of experienced e-bike and e-scooter accident claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

    E-bike and E-scooter Claim Process in Ireland

    How do I make an e-bike and e-scooter accident claim in Ireland?

    Most claims do not start in court. In general, they are legally required to begin with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board with exceptions including medical negligence, some assaults, and some cases of entirely psychological injury.

    People who apply to the Injuries Board often do so with the help of a solicitor. This helps to make the process as smooth as possible.

    Our e-bike accident claim solicitors at Coleman Legal can assist you in applying for compensation by;

    • Prepare information & documents: Gathering important documents for the application,
    • Solicitor obtains evidence & medical report: Once your Solicitor meets with you in the initial consultation, he/she will ask for your hospital or doctor’s details so he/she can obtain a report on your injuries. Your medical report is one of the most important documents in your catastrophic injury claim. If you are required to visit the doctor several times, your solicitor may obtain more than one medical report as your case progresses.
    • Solicitor submits the Injuries Board application: After gathering all the relevant documents of the injury and medical reports, your Solicitor will then submit your claim application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board for assessment.
    • Consideration of the amount of compensation suggested by the Injuries Board: Once the Personal Injuries Board assesses your claim, your Solicitor will let you know the financial Assessment sum awarded to you. You will then have the choice to accept or reject the Injuries Board assessment. Your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the Award amount.

    Your Solicitor will advise you throughout the entire process, ensuring your best interests are met and that you get the best settlement or Court Award possible that is fair in the entirety of the circumstances. To speak with one of our team of experienced e-bike accident claim solicitors, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

    E-bike and E-scooter Claim Process in Ireland

    Compensation amount for e-bike and e-scooter accident claim

    The compensation you may be entitled to due to the accident may be grouped into three headings.

    General Damages

    To compensate for non-financial losses such as injuries and the pain and suffering caused by the accident.

    Special Damages

    These damages cover the expenses you accrued due to the accident, for example, loss of earnings, the cost of travel to hospital appointments and treatment bills.

    Material Damages

    This covers damage to your personal property, for example, the damage to your vehicle due to the accident.

    To speak with one of our team member in relation to your claim, call (Free Phone) 1800 844 104 or complete our online enquiry form.

    E-bike and E-scooter Claim Process in Ireland

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What evidence will we use to establish your claim?

    If you are not the party at fault in an accident involving an e-bike/e-scooter, we will collect evidence to establish the other party’s guilt. Such evidence may include:

    • Statements taken from witnesses at the scene
    • Garda reports
    • Photographs from the scene
    • CCTV
    • Reconstruction evidence from experts

    How can you register an e-bike/e-scooter with no license plate?

    The manufacturer of your MPV should provide you with a COC document. This document declares that the MPV is compliant with the given approved type. You are only permitted to use your MPV on private property if you cannot obtain a COC document.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    E-bike and e-scooter accident claim time limit or Statute of Limitation

    With all Personal Injury claims, one of the most important factors to be aware of is time or the statute of limitation, and this cannot be understated.

    You have two years from the date of the accident within which to issue proceedings. If you are under 18, a separate set of rules apply, and we would recommend you contact our solicitors to discuss these.

    To learn more about the statute of limitation for a personal injury claim click on the link below.

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    Choosing a solicitor for e-bike and e-scooter accident claim

    If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury at the hands of another person, we would advise all persons to contact our injury claim solicitors at the earliest available opportunity.

    If you want to take legal action over a personal injury, you should consult our injury solicitors, who are members of the Law Society’s injury accreditation scheme and clinical negligence accreditation scheme. Contacted us at:

    Coleman Legal LLP
    Solicitors
    84 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
    D01 YX60
    DX 112002

    Contact Details:
    Free Phone: (1800)844104
    Fax: (01) 5312727
    Email: [email protected]
    Web: www.colemanlegal.ie
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