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Experienced NYC Electric Bike Injury Lawyers - Bicycle Accident and Injuries in New York City

Urban lifestyle has embraced E-bikes and scooters as a cost-effective and low-impact way to get around New York City. Now that all three classes of E-bikes have become legal and as they continue to sprout up around the city, so have accidents that leave their riders financially devastated and seriously injured. 

Like regular bikes, E-bikes riders lack the safety protections of cars, leaving them far more vulnerable in the case of accidents. Even when hit at relatively low speeds by a motor vehicle, the electric bike rider can sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries. If you have bicycle accident injuries in New York and had to spend time at the hospital, the NY electric bike injury lawyers at Kucher Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your personal injuries.

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How E-bikes are Defined in New York City

E-bikes are bikes that have integrated motors designed for propulsion. New York City has defined an electric bicycle as a bike that is no more than 36 inches wide with an electric motor of less than 750w with fully functioning pedals. 

Recently, all categories of electric bikes were legalized in New York which was a great victory for those who use them throughout the city. The new laws have created three distinct classes of these electric bicycles:

Those who ride electric bicycles can do so in bike lanes and on streets with speed limits of 30 MPH or under. No driver’s licenses are required.

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The Increased Dangers of Electric Bikes in New York City

While the popularity of E-bikes in the city has soared, their dangers in accidents scenario continue to become more apparent. 

Data throughout the United States has shown an increasing number of injuries with a higher risk of serious injuries over a traditional bike. A study published by Injury Prevention in December 2019 used a national database of emergency room visits to collect information regarding E-bike accidents, motorized scooter accidents, and standard bikes.  Their findings showed that:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently reported that injuries from E-bikes, E-scooters, and hoverboards have jumped by 70 percent since 2017 and have resulted in 71 fatalities over the four years prior to their report.  

While it is not known why individuals tend to hurt themselves more seriously on E-bikes than other riders, it is presumed that the vehicle’s speed has much to do with that. Increased speed makes for a more intense impact and more serious injuries.

If you were injured on an E-bike in New York City, it is important to get the help of a bike accident lawyer. At Kucher Law, personal injury lawyer Samantha Kucher and our experienced personal injury team will thoroughly investigate your accident and help hold the at-fault party liable for your damages.

Who Can Be Held Liable in an NYC Electric Bike Accident

If individuals have been injured in E-bike accidents in New York City, they may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Parties that can be held liable for damages can include:

If you believe that your New York City bike accident was caused by the negligence of a driver, another rider, a pedestrian, or the E-bike manufacturer, you may have the right to bring a claim against that party. Call the skilled NYC electric bike accident attorneys at Kucher Law to understand your legal rights after E-bike accidents in New York City.

Product Liability and Electric Bike Accidents in New York

Consumer Reports have reported that NY has witnessed a sharp increase in E-bikes fires. Manufacturers and distributors may be held liable if there is a defect in the product that has led to an accident.

You may have a product liability claim if the following applies:

Defects that have been common to E-bikes recently include fires, tire blowouts, front-wheel hub fork failure, motor or controller malfunctions, bearing lock-ups, sticking throttles, and battery issues. Holding E-bikes manufacturer, designer, or retailer liable for your damages can be complicated and requires proof of the defect. 

At Kucher Law, injury attorney Samantha Kucher and our New York City E-bike injury lawyers will immediately launch an investigation into the accident to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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Client

Personal Injury Attorneys at Kucher Law Explain the Causes of Accidents Involving Electric Bikes

Just like in a traditional NYC bike accident, an E-bike accident can have various causes, including:

If negligence was a factor in E-bikes accidents in New York City, the victim may be entitled to financial compensation. Let our experienced electric bike injury attorneys in New York City help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Injuries Caused by an Electric Bicycle Accident in NY

Even at relatively low speeds compared to motor vehicles, injuries sustained in E-bicycle accidents in New York City can result in severe injuries. Data shows that 65 percent of injuries caused by accidents of NYC E-bikes were orthopedic injuries, usually to the lower extremities. 

Common electric bike injuries include:

Serious injuries like these can result in extensive medical costs and other financial damages after an accident involving an electric bike in New York City. 

When these accidents involving e-bikes are caused by the negligence of another party, they may be held liable for the damages resulting from these injuries. Getting legal assistance will be critical to ensure that you are fairly compensated for these personal injuries and other costs. At Kucher Law, our NYC electric bike injury lawyers can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and protect your legal rights.

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What Compensation Is Available After an E-Bicycle Injury in NYC?

When you pursue an accident claim against an at-fault party in New York City, you may be entitled to compensation for:

Getting Serious Legal Assistance for Bike Injuries from Experienced Injury Lawyers in NYC

Personal injury claims can be complex after an E-bicycle accident in New York City. Consulting with an attorney will help protect your legal rights to compensation after receiving personal injuries from a bike accident. Samantha Kucher and the skilled team of NYC injury attorneys will help guide you through the process. Call us at (929) 274-8000 or contact us on our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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