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Michael Redenburg

Kew Gardens Scooter Accident Lawyer

With over 20,000 residents, Kew Gardens is a busy neighborhood of Queens. With so many people living, visiting, and working in the area, scooters serving not only as transportation, but also for making deliveries, are prevalent. Faster than a bicycle and less expensive than a motorcycle, scooters are ideal for navigating busy streets in New York City. Unfortunately, these scooters also come with bigger risks, especially when collisions occur. Kew Gardens scooter accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg assists victims of these crashes in determining who is responsible. Scooter accident victims are often left with extensive injuries and need time, and the financial assistance, to recover. Mr. Redenburg and his team are dedicated to making sure the appropriate parties are the ones who pay such costs. If you or a loved one has been involved in a scooter collision and have questions about your legal rights, call our office at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today.

Scooter Accidents in Kew Gardens

Many streets throughout Kew Gardens suffer heavy traffic from trucks, cars, bicycles, and scooters. The most congested are also the ones that see the most accidents. Infamously, Queens Boulevard has been nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death” due to how many fatal collisions have occurred there. Traditionally bicyclists and pedestrians have been most at risk of death in these accidents, however with more and more delivery app drivers and others riding scooters, these riders are also suffering severe injuries and fatalities more and more. If you’ve lost a loved one in a devastating collision in Kew Gardens, a seasoned scooter accident lawyer can help you with your legal claims to hold those at-fault responsible.

Scooters do not require registration in the state of New York. Additionally, only riders under the age of 18 are required to wear helmets. When scooter riders choose to forgo helmets, they also increase the risk of serious head and brain injuries, which can occur if a scooter collides with another vehicle or even if the riders is thrown from their scooter after hitting a bump in the road. Other significant injuries that result from these accidents include broken bones; road rash; amputations; paralysis; and spinal injury.

Many of these accidents, and injuries, are caused by a negligent driver. Those who act negligently behind the wheel can be held accountable in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A party is negligent when they have breached their duty of reasonable care to someone else, causing that person’s injury or death, which results in damages. All road users owe each other a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would given the same or similar circumstances. Consulting a knowledgeable Kew Gardens scooter accident attorney is important in making sure the elements of your claim are proven properly.

A driver, or scooter rider, or another party could each, or all, be partially at fault for a collision. An injured victim can pursue legal action against another liable party, even if they are also to blame for causing their own injuries. In New York, damages are awarded in direct proportion to their degree of fault. Therefore, even if a scooter rider is found 60 percent negligent for causing an accident, they may still recover 40 percent of their total damages from another negligent party.

Collecting evidence to show negligence is the most vital part of succeeding on wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits.  Statements from witnesses at the scene, as well as accident reconstructions, police reports, and expert testimony all need to be presented in order to prevail. When you are injured in a scooter accident in Kew Gardens the New York Police Department’s 102nd Precinct will investigate the circumstances surrounding your collision and prepare a report. Those involved in the accident can then obtain copies of these reports by visiting their headquarters 87-34 118th Street or online through the NYPD’s Collision Report Portal. Reports are generally available within 5-7 business days of an accident.

Victims who have been injured in a scooter accident caused by negligence may be entitled compensation for past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity and pain and suffering. When a victim is fatally injured, family members may recover damages in the form of funeral or burial expenses as well as loss of support. Kew Gardens scooter accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg can help ensure you receive the financial support you are due from the parties liable for your harm. Our firm assists clients in Queens and throughout New York City in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. If you need legal guidance in the aftermath of a serious scooter crash, contact our office at (212) 240-9465 or online to find out more about our legal services.

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

- Dawn N.

Michael Redenburg took over my [car accident] case when my past attorney retired from my case. My past attorney was the one who recommended him to me I can say it was the best choice he ever made. He is very...

- Fernando H.

Michael Redenburg is great at what he does. He helped me though the case after my accident helped me with everything. I didn't have to speak with the insurance company about anything he handled and in the end...

- Tamika

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