E-Scooter Accident Claim Settled for £25,000

22 May 2024 | Andrew Middlehurst
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Lawyer Specialising in E-Scooter Accidents

Andrew Middlehurst, a lawyer specialising in e-scooter claims at Osbornes Law, recently settled a claim for a pedestrian hit by an e-scooter rider for approximately £25,000.

Incident Details

The pedestrian was walking to their car when the rider, unlawfully riding a private e-scooter, collided with her. The pedestrian was thrown to the ground, sustaining significant injuries. The e-scooter rider fled the scene, and the police failed to trace them.

Seeking Compensation

Road users who sustain injuries as a result of collisions with unlawfully ridden e-scooters are entitled to approach the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) to seek compensation for their injuries. The law classes private e-scooters ridden on public land as motor vehicles requiring insurance. As the e-scooter rider fled the scene without providing details, they were considered to be an ‘untraced’ driver of a motor vehicle. See our page on hit and run claims.

Case Handling and Settlement

The MIB were persuaded to accept the case and compensate the pedestrian. Medical reports were obtained from several relevant medical specialties to better understand the long-term impact of the injuries sustained. Andrew calculated the full extent of the financial impact resulting from the injuries, including the costs of further medical treatment. The MIB made offers of settlement and entered into negotiations. A settlement was reached, which brought the matter to a conclusion and allowed the pedestrian to move on with their life.

Recognition and Expertise

Andrew was recently ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ by the Legal 500 and was particularly noted for his work involving cycling and e-scooters. Andrew regularly publishes articles about e-scooters and the law, and he has also appeared on Radio 4’s Law in Action to discuss the topic.

Specialists in E-Scooter Accident Claims

Osbornes Law specialises in e-scooter accident claims, helping both riders and other road users who have been injured following a collision. We offer a no win, no fee service to ensure you can pursue your claim without financial risk.

Have you been injured in an e-scooter accident?

To speak with Andrew Middlehurst about your injury, please call us on 020 7485 8811 or complete the online enquiry form below.

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