Higher gas prices have sent many people looking for a cheaper ride to work. Often, they come to the conclusion that a scooter is the most economical choice. While that may be true, keep in mind that a scooter may also bring an added element of danger to your life. Scooters are particularly susceptible to Maryland motorcycle accidents for two main reasons:

  1. Size
    Motorcycles in general are the smallest vehicles on the road, and scooters are an even smaller version of a standard-size motorcycle. It’s no secret that these small vehicles can be difficult for other drivers to see, which often results in serious Maryland auto accidents. Typically, accidents related to the vehicle’s size are caused by the other driver, meaning that the rider is likely eligible for compensation for injuries sustained in the wreck.
  2. Skill
    People of all ages and backgrounds turn to scooters for their higher gas mileage, and many have never had any prior experience on a motorcycle or similar vehicle. Maneuvering a motorcycle takes a somewhat different skill set than driving a car. While a scooter handles a little bit differently than a motorcycle, it does take some learning to get used to driving these small vehicles. An inexperienced rider can easily make a costly mistake, resulting in a serious accident. Maryland contributory law bars a person from receiving compensation in a crash that they caused, so if someone is wrongfully accusing you of causing the crash due to inexperience, you may want to consult with a lawyer.

If you have been in a Maryland motorcycle or scooter accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. To see how we can help you, call the experienced Maryland motorcycle accident lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin today at 800-875-9700.

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