Electric bicycles, or e-bikes, are no longer novelty items. By adding motors and batteries to traditional bicycles, these vehicles offer many of the health benefits associated with riding a bike while also allowing riders to travel from Point A to Point B relatively efficiently.
If you live in Worcester, Massachusetts or the surrounding areas, you’ve likely noticed that e-bikes are growing increasingly common on our roads with each year. Perhaps you’re an e-bike rider yourself.
It’s important to exercise caution if so. An e-bike does not offer the same degree of protection as a car or other such enclosed vehicle. When you are riding an e-bike, you likely are not wearing a seatbelt, your vehicle has no airbags, and there is no steel frame surrounding you. This increases your chances of sustaining major injuries if you are ever involved in a collision.
Hopefully, this will never happen to you. However, if you ever are involved in an e-bike accident resulting from the negligence of another party, you can at least pursue compensation for your medical bills and other such losses by filing a claim to collect from the insurance of the negligent party. If the negligent party is not insured or if their insurance carrier will not offer a fair settlement, you also have the option of filing a lawsuit.
In either case, your odds of recovering what you may be owed will be much greater if you have legal representation. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Worcester e-bike accident lawyers are prepared to help you recover the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible.
If you ride an e-bike, you must obey the rules of the road and exercise caution. Some e-bike riders are injured as a result of their own carelessness.
Unfortunately, even if you are a responsible individual who takes all necessary steps to keep yourself and others with whom you’re sharing the road out of harm’s way, it’s still possible to be harmed in a e-bike accident because another motorist is negligent in some capacity. Forms of negligence that can result in accidents include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
A qualified Worcester e-bike accident attorney can help you gather evidence demonstrating that you were harmed because a driver or other such party was careless. They can also fully account for your compensable losses when filing a claim with an insurance carrier.
This is critical. An insurance company is not going to openly offer the full amount of compensation you may be owed in the circumstances. To optimize your chances of arriving at a fair settlement, you need representation from an expert who can negotiate on your behalf when an insurer attempts to lowball you.
Our Worcester e-bike accident lawyers at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. have extensive experience representing victims like yourself. If you have been injured in an e-bike accident resulting from another party’s negligence, we will fight aggressively to help you secure proper compensation. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 617-698-6000 To schedule a consultation.