Learn the three main scenarios in which an e-bike manufacturer can be held liable for an accident involving one of their vehicles.
In e-bike accident personal injury cases, product liability is uncommon. Victims of e-bike accidents can only sue e-bike manufacturers in particular circumstances where it can be demonstrated that the accident was caused by a flaw in the bike itself and not by user error. The following are the three main scenarios in which an e-bike manufacturer can be held liable for an accident involving one of their vehicles:
1. Design flaws. In some cases, poorly designed vehicles can cause accidents even when the rider is doing everything correctly.
2. Defects in the manufacturing process. Similarly, a flaw in the manufacturing process can result in a defective, potentially dangerous e-bike.
3. Failure to notify customers about product flaws. If there is a known product defect with an e-bike or one of its components, the manufacturer has a legal obligation to inform consumers of the defects. Tragic accidents can occur if the manufacturer fails to do so.
If you believe a flaw in your e-bike, regular bike, or e-scooter has resulted in an injury, contact an NYC personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling e-bike accident cases.
Source: Herman & Herman, P.C
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