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Popular Scooter-Sharing Service Revel Under Fire

by George Ilchert

Less than a year after Revel launched their scooter rental service, the company has been hit by a deluge of lawsuits.

“A new way to get around,” boasts the website. Not a safe one, according to lawsuits. All you need is a valid driver’s license and $5 and you’re clear to rent one of Revel’s electric scooters. Focused on the trendy areas of Brooklyn and Queens, the service has been popular with the young residents of NYC. Unfortunately, with absolutely no training required to ride away on electric scooters that can reach speeds of 30 MPH, accidents were a given.

Multiple lawsuits have been launched against the company, claiming that Revel was reckless, negligent, and careless to set untrained cyclers off on what is essentially a motorcycle into the busy streets of NYC.

One lawsuit is on behalf of a bicyclist who collided with a Revel rider and broke an ankle. Another is from a user of Revel, who claims a scooter failed mid-ride and caused him to crash and fracture his leg. So far, seven people have filed personal injury lawsuits against Revel.

State law does not require a motorcycle license for mopeds that top out at 30 MPH, but this could be a recipe for disaster. Untrained riders have been seen with little regard for the rules of the road, riding without helmets, zooming between lanes and in areas that scooters are not allowed, and driving against the flow of traffic.

If you were injured while riding a Revel scooter, or you were involved in an accident with a Revel scooter, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney – don’t leave your case in the hands of someone who lacks the right knowledge. Hach & Rose has helped many clients who were involved in motorcycle accidents and other injuries involving motorized vehicles. The firm has achieved many sizeable verdicts on behalf of their clients, like a $8,000,000 jury verdict for a victim of a motorcycle accident, a $1,700,000 result for an operating engineer who was also involved in a similar incident, and many more. The attorneys at Hach & Rose are always ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options. Call us today at (347) 318-9604.


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