Jonathan C. Reiter, New York City e-bike injury lawyer, highlighted the most common injuries from e-bike and e-scooter accidents as ridership continues to rise in New York. He enumerated basic safety precautions for riders to avoid getting injured and discussed proving who is liable to pay damages for the victim’s injuries.
As New York has joined the ranks of other cities legalizing the use of e-bike and e-scooters, the probability of people getting into accidents and ending up getting injured is higher. These accidents can cause severe injuries and worse death.
“With e-bikes and e-scooters traveling up to 25 miles an hour, the impact can be devastating and cause catastrophic injuries or death. Accidents will occur not only with delivery workers and commuters but also for those riders who are planning to rent an e-scooter,” Attorney Reiter wrote.
E-scooters and e-bike accidents, according to Reiter, are more likely to cause severe injuries such as the following:
Traumatic brain injuries
Fractures of the skull, face, arms, legs, and pelvis
Cervical and Lumbo-sacral spine injuries
Internal injuries and bleeding
Lacerations that cause scarring and disfigurement
Thus, it’s essential to follow safety precautions while riding one.
“If you are interested in riding the New York streets on an e-bike or an e-scooter, you should always take safety precautions to help you remain safe and free from serious injury or death,” Reiter advised.
Reiter wrote that constantly wearing a helmet and strictly following the road rules can help minimize the chances of getting into an accident.
For those who unfortunately get into an e-bike or e-scooter accident, the need to prove who is liable to pay damages for the victim’s injuries is crucial.
According to Reiter, the need to hire an experienced NYC personal injury/accident attorney with a track record in winning e-bike and e-scooter accident cases is very important.
“Oftentimes, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to conduct a complete and independent investigation of the accident, visit with witnesses, hire expert witnesses, and negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of a victim in an e-bike or e-scooter accident. In many cases, it may be determined that the driver of a vehicle was negligent and caused the injuries to the rider of the e-bike or e-scooter,” Reiter explained.
To learn more on what to do after getting involved in an e-bike or e-scooter accident, attorney Reiter encourages every reader to check the comprehensive resource he compiled about e-bike and e-scooter injuries in New York City.
About NYC E-Bike Injury Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter
As an experienced NYC e-bike personal injury attorney, Jonathan C. Reiter can help victims understand their legal rights and ensure they receive the compensation they deserve due to someone else’s negligence. He and his team of aggressive New York attorneys can obtain substantial compensation for whoever is seriously injured due to an e-bike or e-scooter accident.
Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC
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