A flock of Bird’s Electric Scooters arrived here in Louisville this week and people are zipping up and down streets at 15MPH. You’re supposed to be 18 to ride one of these scooters. It is likely the adults hopping onto the scooters haven’t been on 2 wheels in 2 decades. The chance of accidents and injuries is high. We recommend that everyone getting onto a Bird scooter, bicycle or motorcycle always wear a helmet.
When you hop onto a Bird scooter, you sign a waiver agreeing to not hold Bird liable for many injuries, such as falling down when tiny front wheel gets hung up on something. Falling down at 10 or 15 miles per hour can result in injuries such as sprains and bone fractures. In more serious incidents, people can hit their head on the ground which could result in a skull fracture or a traumatic brain injury. If you are hit by a car while on a Bird scooter, it could be tragic. If you are injured, we recommend you call to speak to one of our experienced lawyers. The consultation is always free. We know the laws and work exclusively with people injured in Kentucky and Indiana.
How To Get a Free Bird Helmet in Louisville
Bird offers all users of their app a free helmet, you only pay $1.99 for shipping. The Bird helmets are available via the app only. To get the helmet, follow these simple steps:
- Rent a Bird scooter. You’ll need a valid Driver’s License and a credit card, and of course, your own helmet. The ride is $1 and you pay 15 cents per minute to ride.
- After you have taken your first ride using the app, you can navigate to the Bird Helmet section and purchase the helmet.
Here’s what the screen looks like where you order a helmet: