California Limebike Accident Lawyers
One of the newest phenomenons to hit cities across the United States is Lime. Also known as LimeBike, Lime loans out dockless smart bikes and electric scooters to anyone who downloads their app and is located in one of many major cities. LimeBike serves as a more green alternative to using a rideshare company and has gained popularity since it was founded.
The premise of Lime is simple: for a fee, you can unlock the “Lime” of your choice and ride around town at your leisure. If you’re working for a light workout, you can opt for a good old fashioned pedal bike. If you want to just get from Point A to Point B without exerting much effort, you can choose between an electric-assist bike (called a Lime-E) or an electric scooter (a Lime-S).
You locate an available Lime on the app and unlock it using your smartphone. Then, you pay $1 per every 30 minutes that you use it until you lock the Lime back up.
When used correctly, bikes and scooters from Lime can be time and money savers. Unfortunately, riders don’t always heed the various safety warnings provided on Lime’s website and in the app. Rather than locking a Lime at a bike rack, riders often leave them in the middle of sidewalks or on private property. Riders don’t always wear helmets and often ride on the sidewalk rather than in a bike lane. This leaves the door wide open for injury.
If you have been injured while riding a Lime bike or scooter or if you were hurt by someone else riding a Lime, call The May Firm today! You shouldn’t be left to deal with the consequences of your injuries alone.