Are you among the increasing number of people who choose to ride an e-bike when navigating New Bedford, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas? If so, it is very important to exercise caution on the road.
E-bikes offer many appealing benefits. Like traditional bicycles, they cause less environmental harm than cars and other such vehicles. However, because they are equipped with motors and batteries, e-bikes can allow you to move about more efficiently than you might if you were riding a traditional bicycle.
You must simply remember that you are fairly vulnerable when riding an e-bike. Cars and other enclosed vehicles offer some protection during collisions thanks to their steel frames, airbags, and seatbelts.
An e-bike does not offer these safety features. Thus, if you are ever involved in a New Bedford e-bike accident, you may sustain major injuries requiring extensive medical treatment.
If you have been harmed in such an accident because another party was negligent, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses by filing a claim or lawsuit to collect from the insurance of the negligent party. Surveys and studies indicate your chances of recovering the compensation you are owed in these circumstances will be much greater if you hire an attorney to represent you. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our New Bedford e-bike accident lawyers are prepared to review your case and fight aggressively for a proper settlement on your behalf.
It is not uncommon for e-bike accidents to result from the negligence of motorists sharing the road with e-bike riders. A driver may cause an e-bike accident in New Bedford if they are:
A motorist is not the only party that can potentially cause an e-bike accident if they are careless. Those responsible for designing and manufacturing safe e-bikes must also vigilantly identify and address any defects or other factors that can render an e-bike unsafe to ride. Sometimes, accidents happen because they fail to live up to this responsibility.
Although less common than e-bike accidents resulting from the negligence of drivers or manufacturers, some e-bike accidents also occur when government agencies tasked with keeping our area’s roads hazard-free overlook dangerous conditions that put motorists and bicyclists in harm’s way.
Properly identifying the negligent party who caused your accident is just one way our New Bedford e-bike accident attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We can also negotiate with an insurance carrier if they are unwilling to offer a fair settlement when you initially file a claim.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., you will find a team of New Bedford e-bike accident lawyers with the qualifications and experience necessary to help you win your case. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 617-698-6000 to schedule a consultation.