While Vespas and other types of motor scooters aren’t quite as common as larger motorcycles, there are still plenty in Allentown and throughout Pennsylvania. As a motor scooter operator, you have the same responsibilities and rights under Pennsylvania law as anyone else operating a motor vehicle on public roads. Similarly, you have options for legal recourse if you were recently involved in a Vespa/motor scooter accident in Allentown caused by someone else’s negligence.
A skilled lawyer can help you demand compensation for the injuries and losses you should’ve never suffered. No matter how your accident happened or what losses you experienced, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will fight tirelessly for every cent of payment you deserve.
Who is Liable for a Motor Scooter Injury?
Regardless of the size or power of a vehicle, anyone who drives on public roads in Pennsylvania must follow traffic laws, watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians, and generally act rationally. In legal terms, this is called the “duty of care.” Anyone who breaks a traffic law, fails to pay attention to their surroundings, or acts irresponsibly while driving has “breached” this duty.
If a person’s “breach of duty” is the main cause of an accident resulting in someone suffering an injury, they are considered legally “negligent.” Proving “negligence” is the legal basis for most successful injury lawsuits—including those for motor scooter accidents, as our Allentown attorneys can explain.
Various people, companies, and even government bodies could potentially be liable for a Vespa collision based on their negligence, including:
- Another driver who collided with a motor scooter operator
- A company that manufactured a motor scooter—or another vehicle involved—with faulty parts
- A mechanic that provided subpar service to a motor scooter or another vehicle involved
- A company that employed a reckless or careless driver
- A local government authority that didn’t maintain roads in a safe condition
Guidance from a seasoned local attorney can be vital in determining who is at fault for a motor scooter crash and taking legal action against them.
Getting Paid Fairly for Your Vespa Injuries
Through a successful settlement proposal or lawsuit, your Allentown Vespa accident lawyer can demand compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. Specific damages that often come up in these cases include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Emotional trauma and psychological anguish
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future wage loss, including lost long-term working ability
- Personal property damage, including scooter repair or replacement costs
Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can further explain what losses you might be able to factor into your case during a free consultation. You will not owe us anything unless we win the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Talk to an Allentown Attorney About a VESPA/Motor Scooter Accident Claim
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect on the road, including operators and passengers on motor scooters. Unfortunately, not everyone affords motor scooters the space they deserve, often leading to traffic collisions.
You have legal rights and options after a VESPA/motor scooter accident in Allentown. The renowned legal team at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can help you make the most of your claim. Call today to discuss your case in a no-obligation meeting.