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Mobility Scooter Insurance Plea

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At present this is not compulsory and owners do not have to pass a test to ride one or hold a licence.  At Blake Lapthorn we have dealt with claims against mobility scooter riders when pedestrians have been injured. The only way of being successful in these cases has been when the mobility scooter owner has home contents insurance that covers claims against the policy holder.Parliament is currently considering whether there is a need for mobility scooter specific insurance. The DVLA are strongly advising mobility scooter owners to take out cover.

Ruth Johnson

Solicitor - Personal Injury team

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