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:
Cyclists using traditional bikes.
Other e-bike riders.
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:
Head and neck injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries.
Spinal cord injuries.
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
Loss of potential future earnings.
Emotional distress as a result of the accident.
Pain and suffering costs.
In cases where a victim has died due to their injuries in an e-bike injury case, their family or loved ones may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death.
“Many injured people are not aware that they are entitled to “non-economic” as well as economic damages if their injuries are the fault of another. Economic damages are, generally, the monetary losses noted above. These damages can be easily calculated and in some instances, economists are hired to calculate future lost earnings and other monetary benefits. “Non-economic” damages, also referred to as damages for pain and suffering, are not as easily calculated and vary on a case by case basis. Experienced attorneys will ensure that a seriously injured person is compensated for his or her pain and suffering from the day of the injury to the day of their monetary recovery as well as ensure that their recovery takes into account the future pain and suffering. There is no “one size fits all” with serious injury victims and each injury must be evaluated on a case by case basis,”states Glenn Herman, New York City E-bike injury crash lawyer.
About New York City-based E-Bike Personal Injury Attorneys Glenn & Robin Herman
Our New York City Personal Injury attorneys take the time to learn every aspect of your case during our initial meeting in order to properly evaluate the full extent of the damages you or a loved one have suffered. We have been representing seriously injured New Yorkers for over 25 years. Born, raised, and living in the City, we know that when you have been injured in this town, you need an attorney to protect your rights and explain the law to you in a way you can understand.
For a no charge consultation today to discuss the details of your injury event: https://hermannyc.com/free-case-consultation/
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