by John Wilson on Jun 21, 2022
Increasingly we are seeing public rentals of electric scooters and electric bikes from companies such as Lime, Bird, Uber and others. E-bikes, electric scooters, hoverboards and other personal transportation devices have become more popular to own.
If you're operating an electric scooter and find yourself in an accident, there are several types of insurance that could come into play. Keep in mind that not all these options are guaranteed to provide the coverage you need.
If you are renting one of these types of vehicles, be sure to read the rental agreement. Most agencies are self-insured and coverage is offered to people who are hurt while riding their scooters if the scooters broke during use, had a defect, malfunctioned, or otherwise contributed to an accident. But if the operator causes the damage or injury to others, the operator is on their own.
If you own, or plan to own an e-bike, personal transporter, electric scooter or other similar vehicle, call Neighbors Plus Insurance Services at (562)627-1961. We can get customized coverage to give you peace of mind.