What liability does the company that rented a ride-share scooter have when a rider injures a pedestrian? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A company like Bird or Lime that rents e-scooters to app users will generally only be liable for injuries that result from crashes caused by a scooter design defect. At the same time, e-scooter riders rarely have coverage for personal injuries or wrongful death under their own auto insurance policies.

Working with a personal injury attorney who understands how to access uninsured motorist coverage is likely the best option for getting medical bills and other expenses covered following a crash involving an e-scooter.