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Michael Redenburg

E-Bicycle & Scooter Accident

Midtown Manhattan is in the central part of NY City’s Manhattan and is its central business district. Zip codes 10018, 10036 and 10019.

Midtown E-Bike Accident Attorney Protecting the Rights of Clients Injured

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC obtains a $900,000.00 Mediation Settlement for an injured e-biker, early 2023.

Experienced Injury Lawyer Helping Victims of E-Bike & Electric Scooter Accidents Throughout Midtown Manhattan and the Greater NYC Area

E-Bicycle & EScooter accident injuries may include:

  • Fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tears
  • Disc herniations and bulges
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Injuries necessitating surgery
  • The necessity of casting
  • The need for physical therapy
  • Job retraining

Electric scooter-sharing and ebike systems are increasingly popular throughout Midtown Manhattan and the Greater New York City area. Some of the more popular scooters and e-bicycles you may see include Bird, Lime, Lyft and Jump.

These scooters and e-bikes can be dangerous, however, especially when the rider is ill-equipped to maneuver them safely. When riders fail to obey local traffic rules, they create a high risk of personal injuries to themselves and others. And when motorists fail to notice them, catastrophic injuries can result. If this happens, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC for a free, no obligation in-office consultation by calling 212-240-9465.

E-Bike and Electric Scooter Safety Tips

Because e- bicycles and electric powered scooters have to follow the same rules imposed upon bicyclists, the safety tips below are therefore similar in nature:

  • E-bikers and escooter riders should always travel in the same direction of traffic and not against it;
  • Check to see if the e-bicycle or E-scooter requires registration;
  • Protective clothing should be worn, including but not limited to elbow pads, knee pads, a helmet. A flashing light and reflective clothing may also be helpful;
  • Park your e-bike or E-scooter in a safe and respectful manner. Don’t block sidewalks which may impede foot traffic upon the sidewalks.

Electric Scooter and E-Bike Accidents

Similar to pedestrians and bicyclists, e-scooter and e-bike operators have little-to-no protection in a crash with a car, truck or tractor-trailer. Therefore, electric bike and scooter operators place themselves at high risk of physical injuries in the event of an accident. Some of the injuries we’ve seen include:

  • Shoulder and neck injuries;
  • TBI, or traumatic brain injury;
  • Neck and back soft tissue injuries;
  • Fractures that may require casting and surgery;
  • Cuts, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.

Even if you believe you only sustained minor injuries, you should seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Some injuries, including the most severe, may not be felt until hours or days after the accident. Additionally, injuries including internal bleeding and broken ribs pose significant risks, and are likely to be initially undetectable. Get a thorough evaluation to diagnose any internal injuries you may not immediately see or feel.

NEWS: April, 2023 NEW YORK — An electric bicycle powered by a lithium ion battery has been blamed for a fatal fire in NYC that killed two minors, marking the latest in a series of e-bike-related fires in the city.

FDNY Chief of Department John Hodgens said it took firefighters only three minutes to arrive at the Astoria, Queens, home. However, with the fast-moving nature of e-bike fires and the fact the bike was being charged near the front entrance of the multi-family building, the victims “didn’t have a chance to get out of the building” as the intense fire quickly traveled up the stairs to a second-floor apartment.

With Monday’s fire, there have been five fire-related deaths this year in New York City where officials have said the cause of the blaze was an e-bike, out of 59 total e-bike-related fires this year. Last year, there were six e-bike-related fatalities in the city.

Hodgens said a father and his five children were inside the second-story apartment just before 2 p.m. when the fire occurred. The father and three of his children were able to jump from a window to safety. The mother was not at home at the time of the fire.

Hodgens said it appears an extension cord was running from the upper apartment down to what fire officials believe was an after-market charger for the bike, which was parked in the vestibule of the building. Hodgens said while the bike was being charged in this case, there have been other fires involving bikes not being charged at the time.

Electric bikes have become popular, non-gasoline-burning ways to make deliveries, commute and zip around a city that has promoted cycling in recent decades.

New York City Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh urged residents to follow all manufacturer safety guidelines and recommendations for e-bikes.

“We are also calling on our federal, state and local partners to move quickly on regulations that will help ensure tragedies like today’s fire are prevented,” she said in a statement. “We are heartbroken for the family of these victims.”

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Michael is an outstanding person particularly his energy is relentless when fighting for your rights to be compensated. He communicates with you. He commits to being thorough as he shares essential information to you regarding your case. I personally will retain him and I recommend you him for you.

If you have been injured in a Midtown NYC e-bicycle Accident, or an e-scooter accident, contact us now at 212-240-9465 to get the wheels of justice spinning for you!

Client Reviews

I had a very positive experience working with Mr. Redenburg. He handled my personal injury case which was successfully settled over the course of two years. He was extremely diligent, knowledgeable and...

- Dawn N.

Michael Redenburg took over my [car accident] case when my past attorney retired from my case. My past attorney was the one who recommended him to me I can say it was the best choice he ever made. He is very...

- Fernando H.

Michael Redenburg is great at what he does. He helped me though the case after my accident helped me with everything. I didn't have to speak with the insurance company about anything he handled and in the end...

- Tamika

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