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In 2020, New York City legalized electronic bikes, or e-bikes, which expanded their use and popularity across the city including around Fort Greene, Brooklyn. E-bikes can travel up to 20 miles per hour and do not require a license to ride. This combination makes e-bikes especially dangerous, and sometimes deadly, for riders involved in collisions. If you’ve been injured in one of these types of crashes, you will need significant time to recover as well as financial assistance to help with medical bills and other associated costs. Fort Greene e-bike accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg can help. Mr. Redenburg offers comprehensive legal representation for victims, and families, impacted by a serious e-bike accident. We are dedicated to making sure that you receive the financial resources you need from the parties responsible for your harm. If you, or a loved one, has been involved in a Fort Greene e-bike accident, call us today at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online to learn more about your legal options.
Fort Greene is a popular place to live as well as visit. Many residents and visitors utilize e-bikes to get around, whether traveling to the Barclay Center on its southern border, or navigating the busy thoroughfares of Fulton Street, Atlantic Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, or Ashland Place. Delivery apps like GrubHub and DoorDash also rely on e-bikes to serve the area. With so many e-bikes on the road, the potential for accidents is high. When you’ve been involved in a Fort Green e-bike accident, it is important to consult a knowledgeable injury attorney who can make sure that your legal rights remain intact.
Due to their speed and lack of structure to provide protection, fatalities are more likely in e-bike crashes than those involving standard, pedaled bicycles. Serious injuries like broken bones, paralysis, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injury are also common in these types of accidents. Many times, it is another motorist’s negligence that leads to such injuries or death. In these cases, those motorists should be held legally accountable. Personal injury or wrongful death claims against defendant-drivers require a showing of negligence. A defendant will be found negligent if they have breached a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, causing the victim’s injury or death, which results in damages. Unreasonable breaches of duty in e-bike accident cases may include aggressive driving behaviors, failing to look for oncoming bikers when changing lanes, speeding, or other maneuvers that indicate lack of proper care behind the wheel. Having an experienced Fort Greene e-bike accident lawyer on your side throughout proceedings is important in increasing your likelihood of success.
A defective e-bike can also lead to injuries and death. Defects in batteries have led to devastating fires in Brooklyn and across the greater New York City in recent years. Manufacturers are held strictly liable for defective products that have caused harm to consumers. Ample evidence is key to proving any claim. Documentation such as accident reconstructions, witness statements, product design blueprints, manufacturing methods, medical records, and police reports are all vital in establishing negligence. Fort Greene e-bike accidents will be investigated by the New York Police Department’s 88th Precinct. Copies of their accident reports can be obtained from their headquarters at 298 Classon Avenue or online through the NYPD’s Collision Report Portal.
Victims of e-bike accidents need financial support for surgeries, rehabilitative treatment, and physical therapy to recover from their injuries. They may also need compensation for missed work or, in the event of permanent impairment, changes in their ability to earn a living as they once did. Filing a personal injury suit is sometimes the only way to ensure these victims have that support. Fort Greene e-bike accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg strives to ensure his clients receive justice in their cases. Mr. Redenburg offers committed and comprehensive legal representation for clients in Fort Greene and across Brooklyn. If you have questions about your legal rights in the aftermath of an e-bike collision, contact our office at (212) 240-9465 or online to speak with an attorney today.