With all the electric scooters around Nashville these days, there’s no question that accidents are bound to happen. If you’re injured in an accident while riding a Lime or other type of e-scooter, you may wonder if you have any legal recourse against the company.
Here’s what you need to know:
The 2018 E-Scooter Recall
About 2,000 Lime Scooters were recalled nationwide in 2018. The recall occurred that year in response to reports stating that the batteries of certain models were spontaneously catching on fire.
Within just 30 days, Lime issued another recall when several of its scooters were reportedly breaking in half.
Even though Lime Scooter did what they thought was best to prevent scooter riders from getting hurt as a result of the product defects, they may still be sued for the manufacturing defects if people are harmed as a result.
The Statute of Limitations for Product Liability Claims in Tennessee
Unfortunately, in the state of Tennessee, you have just one year to file a personal injury lawsuit for product liability. That means if you were injured in 2018 as a result of one of Lime’s recalls, it’s too late now to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
Viable Reasons to Sue Lime Scooter
Recalls aren’t the only reason you may have a valid lawsuit against an electric scooter company. If you are hurt as a result of any of the following due to riding an e-scooter, you may have a viable case against the scooter company:
- Equipment failures
- Hardware issues
- Manufacturing defects
Even though Lime requires scooter riders to sign a lengthy user agreement that has been implemented to protect the company from lawsuits, you still have recourse if you are hurt on an e-scooter if it malfunctions and becomes unreasonably dangerous.
Most of the major e-scooter recalls occurred in 2018, but many of these scooters still have periodic failures and problems. If you’ve been hurt in an electric scooter accident, you may be owed compensation. Our team wants to see that you are paid what you are owed.
Call our experienced Nashville team at Witherington Injury Law today at (615) 697-6503 for a free consultation.