Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, are essentially traditional bicycles that have been equipped with motors and batteries. This allows riders to travel at relatively fast speeds more conveniently than they might be able to without the added propulsion.
It’s easy to understand why many use e-bikes to get from Point A to Point B in and around Fall River, Massachusetts. E-bikes simply combine many of the benefits of both traditional bicycles and motor vehicles.
However, it is important for e-bike riders to remember that these vehicles leave them fairly exposed in traffic. If you have ever been involved in an e-bike accident because you did not have the protection of a steel frame surrounding you (like you would have if you were in a car or other such enclosed vehicle), there is a good chance you have sustained major injuries.
You may be able to recover financial compensation for losses associated with your injuries, such as medical bills and lost wages, if your accident resulted from the negligence of another party. Get started by consulting with a Fall River e-bike accident attorney at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C.
It is vital that e-bike riders obey the rules of the road and pay attention to their surroundings. Doing so is key to avoiding accidents.
However, sometimes e-bike riders are harmed in collisions because another party is negligent or careless. This party is often a motorist with whom they are sharing the road. Negligent motorists can cause accidents if they are:
Although an e-bike accident resulting from another party’s negligence is usually caused by a driver, there are also instances when those involved in designing and/or manufacturing e-bikes can put riders at risk. For example, if those manufacturing an e-bike overlook a defect, an accident may be more likely to occur.
It’s even possible for local government agencies to be negligent in a manner that results in e-bike accidents in the Fall River area, as an attorney can explain. If a government agency tasked with identifying and eliminating hazardous road conditions fails to do so in a timely manner, e-bike riders may be put in harm’s way
Were you injured in an e-bike accident? Do you believe your accident was the result of another party’s negligence?
If so, review your case with a Fall River e-bike accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. We can assist you in such critical ways as:
Being harmed in an e-bike accident can have a profoundly negative impact on your quality of life. If you are harmed in such an accident because someone else is careless, you deserve to be compensated accordingly. Learn more about your legal options by contacting us online or calling us at 617-917-3917 to schedule a consultation.