A mobility scooter is a very important piece of equipment which allows vulnerable people in the community to maintain their independence and to be mobile. If you are injured whilst on your mobility scooter, the impact can be significant. Because you may have an existing disability, the accident will have a very different impact upon your life, than the same accident with an individual who was previously fit and healthy.
It can be also be very distressing if allegations are made against you by the third party who caused your accident, about the way that you were driving at the time, for example not paying attention, driving dangerously or inappropriately or not in the right place. At Barlow Robbins, we are used to handling such difficult cases and we will work with you and your family to establish how the accident happened and pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf. We often take over such cases from other solicitors who do not fully understand the issues involved.
- What should I do if I have been injured on my mobility scooter?
If possible, you should obtain the details of the third party who caused your accident, along with their insurance details. If there were witnesses to the accident, their contact details are also important. With that information, we can deal with the other party’s insurers directly to take the burden from you. We will ensure that you are represented by a fully qualified solicitor who will liaise with the witnesses, the insurers and the police if necessary.
If you or someone you know has been involved in such an accident and you would like to speak to a solicitor about the merits of pursuing a claim, please contact us for a free of charge discussion.