What Are the Most Common Injuries in E-Bike and E-Scooter Accidents in New York?
Due to the increased presence of e-bikes on the roads of New York City over the past several years, traffic accidents involving e-bikes have also increased. Because e-bikes are fairly new to NYC roads, drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are still getting used to their presence.
In this article, New York City personal injury attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman, who specialize in bike and e-bike accident cases, discuss the most common injuries resulting from NYC e-bike accidents.
Who Can Get Injured In New York E-Bike Accidents?
Although much of the news coverage surrounding e-bike accidents highlights the impact of e-bikes and similar vehicles on pedestrians, other parties may also be injured in e-bike accidents. Commonly injured parties in e-bike accidents include:
Most Common NYC E-Bike Accident Injuries
Even though most e-bikes have a maximum speed of 20 to 25 miles per hour, which is significantly slower than the speed most cars are traveling,even though the New York City speed limit is now 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted, serious injuries that can be caused if you’re injured riding a e-bike are:
However, regardless of what your injuries are, a good NYC personal injury attorney knows that as a victim of an e-bike accident, your compensation should include more than just coverage for your medical bills.
What Should E-Bike Personal Injury Compensation Include?
Your personal injury attorney should ensure that you are compensated for all of the following categories when they are applicable to your case:
Medical bills, including costs of prescriptions, emergency room and hospital visits, doctors visits, ambulance rides, medical equipment, and surgeries.
Rehabilitation costs to cover needs such as physical therapy.
Future medical costs that may arise as a result of the accident