On Friday, October 2, 2020, a 21-year-old man lost control of his scooter on Capital Street in Savannah, Georgia. The early-morning accident resulted in severe injuries to the driver, killing him as a result.
But what if the crash was not completely of his own doing? What if the manufacture played some part? What if the scooter malfunctioned? Could the company who made it be partly responsible for what happened? And what if it was a rental; is the rental company liable in some way?
Be Wary of Insurance Companies Following a Crash
If you or a loved one is ever involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident and is soon after contacted by an insurance company offering compensation, beware. Dozier Law Firm, a team comprised of experts in these matters, explains:
“Be on the lookout for an offer from the insurance company to release them of all claims arising from the accident. It is very common for the insurance company of the at-fault party to offer the injured party a nominal amount to release them of all claims without any consideration to the extent of the injured party’s injuries. If you accept this initial offer, you will be prevented from hiring an attorney to represent you for your claims.”
Motor accidents on vehicles such as scooters can be tricky, especially when they are rentals, because there are so many variables in play. The wearing of helmets and proper maintenance of the transportation device, for example, can play roles in how much compensation you’re eligible for. However, if you release yourself from all claims by initially accepting a small sum from an insurance company, you’ll never know how much you could have received, which can result in losses of several thousands of dollars.
The experts at Dozier Law Firm, with offices in Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, and Albany, are well-versed in helping people affected by devastating accidents recover from losses suffered in motor-vehicle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car or scooter crash in Savannah or another part of the state of Georgia, call your local team of attorneys to learn more today.
For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from car and truck accidents near Savannah, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-219-8564), Savannah (912-205-5531), Albany-Tifton (229-218-2055), or Atlanta (404-721-0933). You can also visit us online at https://dozierlaw.com/.