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Michael Redenburg

Astoria E-Bike Accident Lawyer

The zip codes in Astoria are 11101, 11102, 11103, 11105 and 11106

Electric bicycles, or e-bikes as they are commonly referred to, are extremely prevalent throughout the streets of Queens, including those of Astoria. E-bikes were legalized in New York City in 2020, and since then have been a popular method of transportation for delivery drivers as well as local-residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, with this rise in popularity comes a rise in the potential for dangerous accidents, and injuries. Astoria e-bike accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg assists victims of e-bike collisions in pursuing legal claims against those responsible. Serious injuries result in long recovery times which often include time missed at work, medical procedures or surgeries, and the costs associated with all these consequences. Mr. Redenburg is committed to holding at-fault parties accountable and ensuring they are the ones who pay such expenses. If you or a loved one has been involved in an e-bike accident and are not sure about your legal options, call our office at (212) 240-9465 or contact us online today to learn how we can help.

E-Bike Accidents in Astoria

With speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, electric bicycles zip around Astoria creating dangers for riders themselves as well as pedestrians in the area. Additionally, the lithium-ion batteries that power e-bikes have caused fires that have led to numerous deaths. In 2023, the FDNY reported 59 fires caused by these batteries, and five fatalities, two of which occurred in Astoria. As Seamless, Grubhub, and DoorDash deliveries all rely on e-bikes for fast and efficient service, residents of Astoria also rely on these devices. That does not mean those who ride them are always safe, or that drivers in the area aren’t careless sharing the roads with them. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an e-bike, a knowledgeable Astoria injury lawyer can help make sure your legal rights are protected. 

When a collision involves an e-bike, it is three times more likely that a fatality will occur. In cases where victims survive, their injuries are often very severe. Injuries such as broken bones, amputation of limbs, traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as paralysis and other spinal injuries are all common in these accidents. Victims may recover compensation from the parties liable for causing such injuries by pursuing a personal injury claim. These claims are based on the legal theory of negligence. A party is negligent when they breach a duty of reasonable care owed to the victim, causing that victim’s injury, which results in damages. Unreasonable, negligent actions can take various forms. For example, a driver following an e-bike closely, or turning without properly checking their blind spot, could both give rise to liability. Manufacturers are also strictly liable for any injuries a defective product causes to a consumer. A seasoned Astoria e-bike accident attorney can help you determine who is at fault in your case.

To prove the elements of negligence, important evidence must be gathered and presented. Documentation of the manufacturing process, witness statements, and expert testimony, as well as accident reconstructions and police reports can all help. When an e-bike accident takes place in Astoria, the 114th Precinct of the New York Police Department investigates the circumstances surrounding the incident. The NYPD will then issue a report of its findings. These reports can be obtained from their headquarters at 34-16 Astoria Boulevard or online through the NYPD’s Collision Report Portal.

Once negligence is proven, victims may be awarded compensation for past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and in some cases pain and suffering damages. If a loved one has died as the result of another’s negligence, relatives may recover any outstanding medical expenses related to the accident, as well as funeral and burial costs and loss of consortium.  

E-bike Accident Representation in Astoria

Astoria e-bike accident lawyer Michael J. Redenburg helps victims throughout Queens and across New York City with their legal cases. Mr. Redenburg understands that the aftermath of these collisions can be an overwhelming and emotional time, and is dedicated to making sure the legal process does not add to that stress. If you need legal guidance after being injured in an e-bike crash or fire, contact our office online or call (212) 240-9465 to speak with an attorney today.  

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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