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Clovis E-Scooter Accident Lawyer

An electric scooter or e-scooter accident can take place in a matter of seconds. In that short amount of time, your life could change forever. At The Fine Law Firm, we represent victims who have suffered serious injuries in e-scooter accidents in Clovis and throughout New Mexico. We can help you understand and protect your legal rights during the financial recovery process after your crash. Find out how our lawyers can help you during a free case consultation.

Why Choose The Fine Law Firm?

  • We are highly experienced, nationally recognized and locally respected. Our founding attorney, Joseph M. Fine, has been in practice for over 35 years.
  • We have a long history of successful case results and positive client testimonials. Our personal injury lawyers have collected millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • Our e-scooter accident lawyer in Clovis operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning no attorney’s fees are charged unless we win your case.

What Is an Electric Scooter?

An electric scooter is a two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicle that is powered by an electric motor. New Mexico Statutes Annotated (NMSA) § 66-1-4.5 defines an e-scooter specifically as:


  • A. “electric foot scooter” means a device weighing less than one hundred pounds with two or three wheels, handlebars and a floorboard that can be stood upon while riding and that is solely powered by an electric motor capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion at a speed of no more than twenty miles per hour on a paved level surface.

According to NMSA 66-3-1104, e-scooter riders are granted all of the rights and are subject to all of the duties applicable to the rider of a bicycle, except when the law cannot apply due to the nature of a scooter.

Common Injuries From E-Scooter Accidents

Riding on an electric scooter can put the rider at risk of suffering serious and fatal injuries in a collision, both in a single-vehicle crash or an accident involving a motor vehicle. With little to no protection from injury, an e-scooter rider could sustain a variety of severe physical injuries, including:

  • Bone fractures
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Head and skull injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Many e-scooter accidents result in long-term or permanent harm to the victim, such as nerve damage, scarring, disfigurement, debilitation or disability. At The Fine Law Firm, our Clovis personal injury lawyers will fight for the case results that you deserve for a life-altering injury, including compensation for future estimated medical costs.

What to Do if I Am Involved in a Clovis Electric Scooter Accident?

Getting into an e-scooter accident can be overwhelming. You may be seriously injured and not know where to turn for assistance or advice that you can trust. Unfortunately, an insurance company will not want what is best for you during the claims process.

If you can, protect your rights by taking the following steps:

  1. Stay where you are and call the police to report the e-scooter accident. If your injuries constitute an emergency, request an ambulance immediately.
  2. Do not attempt to make any major movements until paramedics arrive if you feel pain in your back or numbness or tingling anywhere in your body. You may have a spinal cord injury.
  3. Get medical care for your injuries right away. If you do not call an ambulance, be sure to go to the nearest hospital in Clovis for a checkup without delay.
  4. Exchange information with the other parties involved in the accident, including drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians. This includes getting their insurance information.
  5. When the police arrive, give them your side of the story but do not admit fault for the scooter accident. Write down your police report number to obtain a copy later.
  6. Before you leave the scene, take photographs of the damaged scooter, the other vehicle, the roadway, traffic signs, your injuries and any other relevant details. Look for video surveillance footage, as well.
  7. Collect evidence by gathering the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses. Write down a description of events while the details are still fresh in your mind.
  8. If you have car insurance, call your own insurance company to report the e-scooter accident first. They can bring a claim against the at-fault driver, if applicable.
  9. Do not give an insurance claims adjuster a recorded statement or accept the very first settlement offer. In fact, you do not have to speak to an adjuster at all before contacting an attorney.
  10. Consult with a lawyer at The Fine Law Firm to discuss your case and legal options in more detail. We can help you collect evidence and file a claim.

Taking a few simple steps can make a major difference to the strength of your accident claim and its outcome. The most important step is to hire an experienced e-scooter accident attorney to represent you. Your attorney can take over the legal process and go up against an insurance company on your behalf.

Who Is at Fault in an E-Scooter Accident?

New Mexico uses a fault-based car accident law to determine who is financially responsible (liable) for collisions. After an e-scooter accident in Clovis, your attorney will need to determine who is at fault before filing a claim.

E-scooter accidents can be caused by a number of things, including:

  • Driver error: dangerous driver behaviors, such as speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, red-light running, distracted driving, drowsy driving and drunk driving.
  • E-scooter defects: issues with how the electric scooter is designed, manufactured or marketed that result in part malfunctions, breakdowns or failures during a ride.
  • Road maintenance issues: negligent roadway maintenance, leading to hazards such as potholes that can cause an e-scooter rider to lose control of the vehicle.

An attorney can carefully investigate your e-scooter accident to identify its cause. With this information, the liable party or parties in your personal injury case can be determined and held responsible, such as a driver, e-scooter manufacturer or the government.

Call Our Clovis E-Scooter Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was recently injured in an e-scooter accident in Clovis or the surrounding area, do not hesitate to contact The Fine Law Firm for a free case review. We will listen to your story, give you personalized legal advice and determine if your e-scooter accident case has merit. Our lawyers have decades of legal experience and care about your future. Call us at (505) 889-3463 today.