The aftermath following an e-bike accident can be daunting and confusing. You will be left dealing with tending to your injuries and trying to figure out how to get all of your medical bills paid. Since e-bikes are not covered by no-fault, you may have to seek treatment from a medical provider that will agree to treat you on a lien basis.
What does it mean to receive medical treatment on a lien basis?
Some medical facilities in the New York City area will agree to provide you with the care that you so urgently need and receive compensation for this treatment later – when your case settles. When the doctors do this, they are treating you on a lien basis. You and your attorney will both sign what is sometimes referred to as a Letter of Protection.” This document will authorize your attorney to pay the doctors that treated you when your case is settled. Not all medical providers will agree to such an arrangement, however, and so finding an attorney who has a relationship with medical providers that treat accident victims on a lien may be helpful.
Brooklyn e-bicycle accidents can be some of the worst. E-bikers are not protected as an auto driver is – there are no seatbelts and no airbags. Furthermore, operators of large trucks and automobiles are not always keeping the proper lookout for ebikes and ebikes are not as loud as motorcycles, so drivers may not hear them on the roadways.
Like many auto accident victims, those injured in an ebicycle crash often ask what their case is worth. Unfortunately, this is a difficult, and often times impossible question to answer. The nature and severity of your injuries, the degree of your pain and suffering, and also the amount of time you may miss from work can all affect the value of your claim. As a practical matter, the amount of the insurance policy carried by the offending vehicle plays an important role in your recovery amount as well.
In 2023, the Law Firm of Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC settled a Brooklyn e-bike accident case for $900,000.00 at a NAM Mediation.
Contact us now at 212-240-9465 and see how we can help to get the Wheels of Justice spinning for you!
*Past results do not guarantee a similar future outcome