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Litigating E-Scooter Injuries and Deaths: Injuries on and by E-Scooters

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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This CLE course will explore one of the fastest and most recently developing areas of personal injury liability: e-scooters. Whether the potential client has been harmed while riding an e-scooter or was harmed by someone riding an e-scooter, the client will only hire an attorney who grasps the possible bases for liability and potentially responsible parties.


E-scooters (whether Lime, Bird, Volt, Spin, or another brand) are the latest trend in urban mobility. E-scooters--easy to secure, pickup, and dropoff--exploded onto the scene in the last few years in almost 100 U.S. cities. Not surprisingly, an increase in people moving in ways that they have not before on streets and sidewalks has seen a rise in injuries and an increase in claims.

One set of claims concerns injuries to the e-scooter rider by others. Although it is tempting to view injuries to passengers as no different than injuries to cyclists and pedestrians, there are significant differences, especially concerning comparative negligence and foreseeability. An e-scooter rider can also incur injuries without any "help" from others and may wish to pursue claims against the suppliers arising out of the nature of the device, failure to warn, or poor maintenance.

Scooter riders can injure others, particulary pedestrians. In addition to the differences between e-scooter claims and more traditional injury claims discussed above, there is one other difference: although a car's driver may have vehicle-based insurance to pay a claim, a scooter's rider may not.

Listen as this panel of attorneys at the forefront of e-scooter claims provides factual, legal, and strategic guidance into this emerging class of claims.



  1. The e-scooter provider
    1. Business model
    2. Maintenance issues
    3. Third-party roles, including pickup and charging
  2. The e-scooter user
    1. User agreement
    2. Required training
    3. Safety equipment
  3. Claims by the user
    1. Against others for injury
    2. Against companies for injury
  4. Claims based user actions
    1. Against the user
    2. Against the company
  5. Insurance issues
  6. Role of municipal or state regulation


This panel will review these and other important questions:

  • Are there differences between e-scooter cases and traditional cyclist/pedestrian/auto cases?
  • What aspects of e-scooter programs create unique areas of exposure?
  • Are there developments at the regulatory level which may address these issues?


Flanzig, Daniel
Daniel Flanzig

Founding Partner
Flanzig and Flanzig

Mr. Flanzig is the firm's lead trial attorney litigating significant personal injury cases in New York City,...  |  Read More

Kurtzman, Tamara
Tamara Kurtzman


Ms. Kurtzman served as a partner in a California general-practice law firm specializing in corporate representation...  |  Read More

Zukerberg, Paul
Paul Zukerberg

Zukerberg & Halperin

Mr. Zukerberg is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who has taken over 200 cases to verdict, in both state and federal...  |  Read More

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