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Utah Scooter Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an e-scooter accident in Salt Lake City or elsewhere in Utah, a personal injury attorney with The Advocates can help.

A Scooter Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

Electric scooters have dramatically increased in popularity over the last several years, largely in thanks to rideshare companies who allow their scooters to be ridden and parked anywhere within certain cities. However, this rise in usage has caused a large uptick in the number of electric scooter accidents each year.

Scooter accidents can lead to serious injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another person or a scooter company, The Advocates can help. Our personal injury attorneys have been representing accident victims in their personal injury cases for more than two decades. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The Next Steps In Your Case


Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery


Seek medical attention as soon as you can

Property Damage

Address any property damage from the accident

Treatment Completed

Once you've completed treatment, your case can move forward


Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.

Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.

For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

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For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 

We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters

We only get paid if we win your case!

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Utah Scooter Accident Statistics

Common injuries with scooter injuries

What are common scooter accident injuries?

Because e-scooter accidents can vary so greatly in nature, there are a wide variety of injuries that can result from them. Common injuries resulting from scooter accidents include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations, bruising, and road rash
  • Broken teeth
  • Sprains and strains

What are common causes of scooter crashes?

  • Driver’s failure to yield to scooter: this usually happens when vehicles are turning at intersections.
  • Scooter-pedestrian accidents: many scooters travel at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour, which can seriously harm an unsuspecting pedestrian.
  • Scooters being left lying in the middle of the sidewalk or on the roadway: because the scooters are dockless, the companies allow them to be left just about anywhere within their service radius

When scooters are left lying on the sidewalk, bicyclists and pedestrians may accidentally fall over them. They create dangerous obstacles for disabled people, as blind people and those in wheelchairs may have difficulty navigating around them.

Scooters left on the side of the road can seriously harm drivers and bikers. In early 2022, a motorcyclist in St. George was killed after striking an e-scooter lying in the roadway.

Distracted driver risks hitting a pedestrian
Emergency room sign

How many scooter accidents happen in Utah each year?

The relative newness of dockless e-scooters makes it difficult to know what the average number of scooter accidents is each year in the state. Shortly after the scooters were introduced to Salt Lake City in 2018, however, one hospital reported a 161% increase in emergency room patients, treating 21 scooter accident victims in a 3-month period.

Nationwide, emergency room visits related to electric scooter accidents rose from 7,700 in 2017 to 27,700 in 2019.

Utah Scooter Laws

child rides a scooter while wearing a helmet

Do scooter riders have to wear a helmet?

There is no state-wide helmet requirement for scooters, bicycles, or other similar vehicles in Utah. Most cities and counties also do not have laws regarding helmets for any riders of any age. 

Some scooter share companies (such as Lime), require helmet use for riders under the age of 18. Some companies offer to send riders a free helmet if requested, however, riders must pay for shipping and wait several days for the helmet to arrive.

Where can e-scooters be parked?

In Salt Lake City, the general rule of thumb for parking dockless scooters is to leave them in the green space between the sidewalk and curb. However, they may not be parked at bus stops, bike racks, lamp posts, or other street poles. They also may not be left on the sidewalk where they will impede the flow of pedestrian traffic, or in parking spots along the side of the road.

In Provo, scooters may not be parked on the sidewalk. Anyone can report an improperly parked scooter by calling the phone number on the scooter.

line of scooters on a park sidewalk
Hipster riding electric scooter on the sidewalk in front of run down buildings

Can e-scooters ride on the sidewalk?

Many Utah cities prohibit electric scooters on city sidewalks, including Salt Lake City and Provo. In these cities, e-scooters must ride in the bike lane or near the right side of the roadway.

In St. George, scooters may be ridden on the sidewalk on roads with speed limits of greater than 25 miles per hour.

Some college campuses, such as Utah State University and University of Utah, allow e-scooters in certain areas of the campus. Brigham Young University prohibits electric scooters in all areas of campus.

What rights and responsibilities do e-scooter riders have on Utah roadways?

When a scooter rider is operating an electric scooter on a city road, they must follow the same rules as bicyclists. This includes obeying all signs and signals, as well as yielding the right-of-way when applicable.

In cities where scooters may be ridden on the sidewalk, scooter riders must yield to pedestrians, cross the street at crosswalks, and obey the speed limit for the sidewalk.

In return, drivers of motor vehicles must yield to scooter riders as they would to bicyclists.

action shot of electric scooter riding in the bike lane

Why Should I Hire a Scooter Accident Attorney?

If you were injured in an accident with a Bird scooter or other e-scooter, you will need to gather evidence for your claim, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and possibly take your case to court. The claims process can quickly become long and complex.

The at-fault party’s insurance company will likely do whatever they can to avoid offering you a fair settlement. They may attempt to diminish the severity of your injuries, or deny liability altogether. When an insurance provider is unwilling to play fair, it can extend the life of your case by months or even years.

The Advocates’ scooter accident lawyers have decades of experience negotiating with insurance providers and fighting for our clients’ right to fair compensation under the law. We will go up against the at-fault party’s insurance company to get you a fair settlement offer and help you get on the road to recovery.

Your team with The Advocates will be by your side from the moment you contact us to the day your case is settled. Our number one priority is fighting for your rights under the law to ensure your peace of mind. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve a worry-free recovery. You deserve an Advocate.