Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Free Consultations 618-744-0765 888-252-2363
Menu Contact

New scooter program in Chicago opens legal questions

When it comes to accidents that may have been caused by other people, our only recourse as victims may be the ability to get financial damages. This may seem petty or loathsome when malice or damage was clearly not a person's intent, but victims may need to consider the parties at fault.

That is one of the nagging questions in Illinois' largest city at the moment, as it is planning a pilot program for electric scooters. The small two-wheeled motorized devices have caused controversy in Los Angeles and Denver as a possible public menace. Now Chicago is getting its turn to decide.

"The terms of service for the scooter companies that are coming to Chicago specifically say that they bear no responsibility for injuries. We find that troublesome," said an attorney connected to Chicago's new electric scooter program.

If these contracts are honored, the injuries or damages in a collision with a scooter would be the legal responsibility of the rider if the scooter was the cause. However, similar contracts have been contested in personal injury lawsuits.

The first lawsuit in Chicago regarding the scooters may end up making the decision. Precedents on how these contracts and the responsibilities they detail are often the determination for future cases, leading companies to be more willing to offer settlements once the legal landscape is clearer.

Injured victims of others' actions have the right to sue multiple defendants for the losses related to an accident for which they have legal liability. The best guide for this complicated process in civil court is often an attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

Email Us For A Response

Get The Legal Representation You Need - And DeserveFill Out The Form Below To Get A Free Case Review

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

Alton Office
500 6th Street
Alton, IL 62002

Phone: 888-252-2363
Phone: 618-247-4274
Fax: 618-655-9690
Map & Directions

Edwardsville Office
125 North Buchanan
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-659-9833
Fax: 618-655-9690
Map & Directions

Back To Top