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Tribeca is located in Lower Manhattan and bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway and Chambers Street. Tribeca stands for Triangle Below Canal and the zip codes are 10007 and 10013.
You have probably seen that electric bicycles, sometime referred to as e-Bikes seem to be traveling all over Tribeca nowadays. From people just using them to get around, to delivery service men and women riding them to shuffle deliveries from place to place. Electric vehicles are here to stay, with even electric cars replacing traditional fuel guzzling automobiles.
Electrified scooter and electrified bicycle accidents have increased as their prevalence has, and since e-bikers are exposed, without seatbelts or airbags, their injuries can often times be much worse. We offer free in-office consultations and there is never a fee unless we are successful on your behalf.
Electric bicycles, also known as e-bikes, have become increasingly popular throughout the New York City area. They are relatively inexpensive, at least when compared to the price of a car, and they don’t require fuel. You get to be out in the fresh air, but you don’t have to pedal as hard or as fast as you do on a traditional pedal-bicycle.
The criteria for an e-bike generally includes:
While the law is likely to be changing rapidly, as of January 19, 2023, DMV definitions include:
Operating an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist
Effective April 2020 – the law allows people to operate bicycles with electric assist (e-bikes) on some streets and highways in New York State.
Effective August 2, 2020 – the law allows people to operate electric scooters (e-scooters) and bicycles with electric assist (e-bikes) on some streets and highways in New York State.
You can operate an electric scooter or bicycle with electric assist on some streets and highways in New York State:
If you or a loved one have been injured in an electric bike accident, or injured while operating your electric scooter, we can help you get through the legal process. Our firm has been assisting accident victims for more than fifteen years and we can help you too!
Common injuries related to electric bicycle accidents that we have seen have included:
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In early 2023, the firm recovered $900,000.00 for an injured e-biker less than two (2) years following the accident at a private mediation.
NEWS: August 25, 2023 An e-scooter rider heading north in the bike path on Church Street in Tribeca, NYC collided with a car and was critically injured at around 10:45 a.m., as the driver made a left turn from Church Street onto Thomas Street.
The NYPD’s preliminary investigation determined that “a 43-year-old male operating a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta was travelling northbound on Church Street, making a left turn into westbound Thomas Street. Concurrently, a 41-year-old male operating a Kaabo Mantis e-scooter (standing) was also travelling northbound on Church Street in a marked bicycle lane.
“As the Jetta was completing the left turn, the e-scooter operator braked and lost control of the scooter. As a result, the e-scooter operator was ejected over the handlebars of the scooter and collided head first into the driver side rear wheel of the Jetta. EMS responded and removed the e-scooter operator to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue in critical condition with severe head trauma. The operator of the Jetta remained on scene and did not sustain any injuries.”
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad investigated the collision. An officer at the scene told reporters there that he blamed the accident partly on the curbside structure just down the block, since it hinders views of the bike lane, but the driver also had dozens of speeding tickets on his record.
If you have been injured in a Tribeca E-bike Accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury Lawyer at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. and learn how we can help to get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!