Mopeds and scooters have become popular ways to travel in College Station, Bryan, and Brazos Valley, offering convenience and efficiency. However, their rise in popularity has also led to an increase in accidents, which often result in severe injuries due to riders’ exposed nature. These accidents can be complex, involving road safety issues, driver negligence, and legal liability.

At The Payne Law Group, we understand the challenges moped and scooter accident victims face. With our extensive experience and knowledgeable approach, we can help you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a moped accident, contact us for a free consultation. 

Understanding Moped and Scooter Accidents

Mopeds and scooters are smaller and less visible on the road, contributing to their vulnerability in traffic vulnerability in several ways:

  • Visibility issues: Drivers may overlook mopeds and scooters due to their small size, leading to collisions.
  • Instability: These two-wheeled vehicles are less stable than cars, especially on uneven road surfaces or in adverse weather conditions, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Protection: Riders lack the physical safety of car occupants, making them more susceptible to severe injuries, even in minor collisions.

We have the expertise to address the legal complexities surrounding moped accidents and will fight to help you obtain the compensation and support you need to recover.

Common Causes of Moped Accidents

Moped and scooter accidents can occur due to

  • Driver inattention: Motorists overlook mopeds and scooters due to their smaller size.
  • Road hazards: Potholes, uneven pavement, and debris are more dangerous for mopeds and scooters than larger vehicles.
  • Improper lane usage: Accidents often occur when riders do not correctly use lanes or when other drivers incorrectly assume the movements of moped and scooter riders.
  • Mechanical failures: Due to their simpler build and exposure to elements, mopeds, and scooters can experience breakdowns that lead to accidents.

No matter the cause of your moped accident, you can trust The Payne Law Group to identify the responsible party, hold them accountable, and fight for every dollar you deserve. 

Suppose a mechanical defect caused the moped accident that led to your injuries. We can pursue a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor in that case. If road hazards contributed to your motor scooter crash, we can take legal action against the municipal, state, or federal agency responsible for road and highway maintenance. 

What You Need To Know About Moped Regulations inTexas

To legally ride a moped in Texas, you must be at least 15 years old and possess a Class M motorcycle license with a “P36” restriction. This license is specifically for moped riders and exempts them from the motorcycle skills test. 

Mopeds, like motorcycles, must also be registered and insured and pass annual safety and emissions inspections. In addition, motor-assisted scooters must have the following:

  • At least two wheels in contact with the ground
  • Working brakes
  • An electric or gas motor not exceeding 40 CCs
  • A deck where the driver can sit or stand. 

Notably, all moped riders must wear a helmet while operating their vehicle. 

Why Choose Us?

Through personal injury claims, victims of moped and scooter accidents can seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, property damage, and other losses. However, these claims involve unique challenges, such as establishing visibility issues and proving fault in complex traffic scenarios. That’s where The Payne Law Group Steps in. 

Our experienced attorneys understand the unique challenges moped accident cases present. We will work to build a solid injury claim by conducting a careful investigation, obtaining and reviewing police reports and medical records, and relying on expert testimony. 

Let us handle all the legal details and fight for your right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We aim to secure the best possible outcome through settlement negotiations or, if necessary, at trial. When you work with us, we will fight tirelessly to protect your interests, well-being, and future. 

Contact An Experienced Bryan Moped Accident Attorney

Being injured in a moped or scooter accident can be overwhelming. Don’t go it alone. Contact The Payne Law Group today for a free consultation, and let us fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.