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New York City E-Bike Accident Lawyer

Electric bicycles and similar single-person vehicles, such as mopeds and hoverboards, have become an increasing presence on the streets of New York City. E-bikes are generally legal in New York and in many cases do not require the operator to have a driver’s license or register their vehicle. At the same time, e-bike users must still obey the same rules of the road as any motorist or pedestrian.

Unfortunately, e-bikes also carry significant risks of serious–and potentially fatal–injuries in the event of an accident. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported in October 2023 that injuries associated with e-bikes and other “micro mobility devices” increased by 21 percent from 2021 to 2022, extending a trend that has been documented going back to 2017.

If you have been the victim of an accident related to an e-bike or micro mobility device, you may be entitled to seek compensation under New York law. An experienced New York City e-bike accident lawyer can review your case and advise you of your options. Michael Gunzburg, P.C., is a New York personal injury firm with over 37 years of experience representing clients in all types of accident claims.

Who Is Responsible for an E-bike Accident in New York City?

When operating an e-bike or similar vehicle within the five boroughs, there are a few basic safety rules that you must follow, including but not limited to:

  • Never operate an e-bike on public sidewalks.
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • You must yield to pedestrians.
  • Keep a lookout for vehicles that are about to make a turn.

Some e-bike accidents are the result of the operator’s own lack of training and experience with the vehicle. But many more are the fault of other drivers, and even pedestrians, who fail to share the road with e-bike users. Some common cases that we have seen in e-bike accidents include:

  • A motorist fails to keep an eye out for e-bikes in their blind spot.
  • A distracted pedestrian jaywalks into the path of an approaching e-bike.
  • Other bicyclists and e-bike operators act in a reckless manner that leads to a collision.
  • The e-bike itself contains a manufacturing or maintenance defect that was unknown to the operator.
  • An e-bike user is thrown from the vehicle after encountering a defect in the roadway, such as an open pothole.

Let Our New York City E-Bike Accident Lawyers Help You Today

Even when an e-bike user wears a helmet and other protective gear, they are still almost completely exposed to the outside elements in the event of a collision. This can lead to devastating injuries such as spinal cord damage and even traumatic brain injury. Such injuries often require extensive medical care and may leave the victim with permanent disabilities.

So if you have been injured while riding an e-bike or another small electric vehicle, it is critical that you seek out legal advice regarding your right to compensation. If you would like to speak with a New York City e-bike accident lawyer right away, call Michael Gunzburg, P.C., at 212-725-8500 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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