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Bronx E-Bike Accident Lawyer

Electric bicycles, commonly known as “e-bikes,” were long banned in New York City. That has changed in recent years, in large part due to the growing influence of tech startups that rent e-bikes. Today, e-bike use is legal in the Bronx and throughout New York City, and with it we have seen an accompanying increase in accidents involving such vehicles.

Like riders of traditional bicycles and motorcycles, e-bike operators face a number of safety risks when it comes to sharing busy city streets with cars and trucks. And a collision between an e-bike rider and a motorist usually ends badly for the former. If you have been such a victim, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced Bronx e-bike accident lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights. Michael Gunzburg, P.C., is a New York City personal injury firm that represents e-bike accident victims in seeking compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses arising from a preventable collision.

What Are the Major Risks to E-Bike Users in the Bronx?

E-bike accidents in the Bronx are often the result of negligence on the part of a motorist or other third party. Some of the more common scenarios we see with e-bike accidents include:

  • Collisions with Motor Vehicles: E-bike riders are subject to the same risks of getting hit by a car or truck as any other motor vehicle. Such collisions are often the result of reckless or negligent driving, such as when a motorist is speeding, makes a turn without checking for e-bikes, or is impaired behind the wheel due to alcohol use, drug use, or fatigue.
  • Dooring: One particular risk that e-bike operators face is “dooring,” which occurs when the driver of a parked vehicle suddenly opens their door into the path of an oncoming cyclist.
  • Defective E-Bikes: E-bikes are still a relatively new technology, and many of the companies that offer such vehicles for sale or rental cut corners when it comes to design and maintenance. A defect in an e-bike or any of its components can lead an operator to suddenly lose control of their vehicle.

Any e-bike accident can result in serious injury or death to the user. Such injuries often include concussions (traumatic brain injuries), spinal cord damage, bone fractures, internal injuries and bleeding, and potential disfigurement due to scarring.

Our Bronx E-Bike Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You

Depending on the circumstances of your e-bike accident, you may be eligible for no-fault insurance benefits under either your policy or that of the motorist who hit you. In cases where you sustained a more serious injury, as defined by New York law, you can go beyond any no-fault coverage and pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver. Additionally, if your accident was the result of a defective e-bike, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer or the company that rented the bike to you.

In short, you may have a number of options when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries following an e-bike accident. If you would like to speak with a qualified Bronx e-bike accident attorney to learn more, call Michael Gunzburg, P.C., at 212-725-8500 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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