Segway tour accidents are increasing in cities like Washington, DC. Operating Segways is more difficult than it may initially seem. At City Segway Tours in DC, riders must receive thirty minutes of training and wear a helmet, but accidents still happen and can lead to serious personal injury.
From April 2005 to April 2008, 41 people were reported injured on Segways in DC. One in four were taken to the hospital for treatment, and some people suffered traumatic brain injuries. Personal injury attorneys in Virginia explain that if the company that manufactures or owns the Segway is found to be liable for a customer’s injuries using the Segway, the person may be entitled to compensation for their personal injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.