Arnold Advises on E-Scooter Liability in Bloomberg Law Article
In an article published in Bloomberg Law on September 30, Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial partner Brannon Arnold discusses the rise in e-scooter injuries, and how rental companies and manufacturers can avoid claims.
"Although some e-scooter companies have adopted best practices for safety by including training modules with their apps and even giving away free helmets, the alarming rate at which riders and non-riders are injured because of e-scooters presents valid concerns about their continued use as an alternative mode of transportation," says Arnold.
Among the advice given, Arnold shares that in most jurisdictions, misuse of the equipment after it has left the manufacturer’s control is a valid defense to product defect claims. "However, a manufacturer’s prior knowledge of misuse or an e-scooter rental company’s failure to properly inspect and maintain the units can expose them to liability," she states.
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