Can you sue the city if you get hurt while riding a Bird scooter?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you sue the city if you get hurt while riding a Bird scooter?

In some circumstances, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the city if you are injured while riding a Bird scooter. In California, a concept known as sovereign immunity generally protects government entities (like cities and towns) from liability claims.  However, there are some exceptions, including when either the government or one of its employees acted negligently, contributing or causing a person’s injuries.

If you have been hurt in a Bird scooter accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit if hazardous road conditions caused your accident.  If the city failed to maintain the road or street where your crash occurred, then you may be able to file a lawsuit.  Importantly, there are different rules for suing a California government entity, including shorter deadlines for filing a claim. A skilled Southern California personal injury attorney can help to ensure that these rules are followed.

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