Experienced NYC Electric Bike Injury Lawyers
Pursuing Compensation For Injuries Suffered In An E-Bike Accident
With the recent legalizing of electronic and pedal-assisted bikes (e-bikes) and other small personal motorized ride-ons, such as electric scooters and e-skateboards, more and more of them are showing up on the roads throughout New York City. This increase also has resulted in an increase in electric bike accidents and injuries.
If you have been injured on an e-bike, whether it was your own or it was rented, we are here to help. Our NYC electric bike injury lawyers, at Edelman & Edelman, P.C., are highly skilled at handling a wide range of personal injury and bicycle accidents for people throughout NYC. We understand the laws that pertain to e-bikes, who can be held responsible in the event of an accident and how to pursue the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered.
Causes Of Electric Bike Accidents
Much like typical auto accidents, there are numerous causes of e-bike accidents, such as:
- Collisions with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles
- Collisions with other bicyclists, either on e-bikes or traditional bikes
- Collisions with pedestrians
- E-bike defects/manufacturing defects
- Failure to maintain an e-bike
- Defective and dangerous roadways
Regardless of the cause of the accident, it is essential to talk to an NYC bike accident attorney after you have been injured to ensure your rights are preserved. With e-bikes emerging as a more popular way of getting around, you need a firm on your side who fully understands how the laws factor into pursuing a personal injury claim involving e-bikes.
Injuries Resulting From E-Bike Accidents
It is important to wear protective gear, including a helmet, when riding an electric bike, as they accelerate to speeds of up to 25 mph. At these speeds, and even at slower speeds, the injuries resulting from accidents on these personal vehicles can be extremely serious.
Our NYC law firm handles injury lawsuits involving all types of catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, road rash and more. We also handle wrongful death cases for people who have lost a loved one in a fatal e-bike accident.
Owned & Rented Electric Bikes
There are several brands of e-bikes on the market and places to rent electric bikes, including:
- Van Moof
- Rent Bike NYC
- Citi Bike
It does not matter whether the e-bike was owned or rented if you were injured in an accident. However, it can possibly change our approach and who is held responsible for the accident. A rental company may be held liable in certain situations, while if you own the electric bike, the party who caused the accident is at fault.
Time Is Of The Essence – Schedule A Free Case Evaluation
It does not matter whether the e-bike was owned or rented if you were injured in an accident. However, it can possibly change our approach and who is held responsible for the accident.
You should contact our NYC electric bike injury attorneys today to discuss the details of your case. A rental company may be held liable in certain situations. If you own the electric bike, the party who caused the accident is at fault.
Depending on the what happened, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation to cover your medical bills, lost income and any pain and suffering you suffered. Time is of the essence, so you should call our experienced NYC e-bike injury lawyers at 212-235-1197 for a free and confidential consultation.