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Avoid E-Scooter Claims With Carefully Drafted Contracts

Sept. 30, 2019, 10:50 AM

Companies that make or rent electric scooters should stay up-to-date with technology, and make sure their contracts, inspection, and maintenance programs are sound, to avoid potential liability from injuries to riders and non-riders, a Weinberg Wheeler partner writes in this Bloomberg Law Insight.

Prior Knowledge? As the popularity of environmentally friendly and convenient e-scooters increases in cities, so have criticisms about safety, product defects, and the enforceability of exculpatory clauses in user agreements. Attorney Brannon Arnold writes that 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 ...