E-bikes are becoming an increasingly popular means of transportation for residents of Morgantown, West Virginia, and surrounding areas. Those who choose to navigate the region with this vehicle may rent or purchase their own.
It is easy to understand the appeal of e-bikes. They strike a balance between the efficiency of a motor vehicle and the health and environmental benefits of a bicycle.
However, it is essential that those who operate e-bikes exercise caution when doing so. Being involved in an e-bike accident can leave someone with injuries that require costly medical treatment. These injuries may also be so severe that they deprive a victim of their ability to work and earn wages.
If you have been involved in such a collision, review your case with a Morgantown e-bike accident attorney at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical bills and other such losses. One of our experts will review your case and explain your legal options.
None of this is meant to discourage you from using an e-bike to get from point A to point B in and around Morgantown. It is, however, meant to alert you to the potential risks of riding an e-bike if other motorists are not careful.
While bicycles and e-bikes offer similar benefits, they also have certain disadvantages. Specifically, a car, van, truck, or other such enclosed vehicle has a metal frame and windows which serve as a barrier between the drivers and occupants of such vehicles and hazards that could otherwise result in injury during a collision. E-bikes do not. Bicycles and e-bicycles also lack safety features such as seatbelts and airbags.
It is not uncommon for e-bicycle riders to be thrown from their vehicles when accidents occur. This can cause them to sustain major injuries which may have long-term impacts on their quality of life. Although this hopefully will never happen to you, you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills and other such losses if it does because someone else is negligent.
The importance of obeying the rules of the road and taking all other steps necessary to protect yourself from harm when riding an e-bike cannot be overstated. That said, your ability to prevent another motorist or other such careless party from negligently causing an accident is limited. Drivers with whom you may be sharing the road can cause e-bike accidents if they are:
It’s worth noting that the negligent party responsible for causing a Morgantown e-bike accident might also be someone other than a motorist. For example, you could be involved in an e-bike accident if the designer or manufacturer of your vehicle overlooked a dangerous defect.
Insurance companies that represent negligent drivers and the manufacturers of defective products have hordes of lawyers advancing their interests. To level the playing field you need to retain a Morgantown e-bike accident attorney who will fight for you to obtain compensation when you are injured due to the negligence of another party. Our team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will thoroughly investigate your case to identify the liable parties who may be responsible for compensating you. We will also provide you with aggressive representation to optimize your chances of arriving at a fair settlement. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 888-98-TWINS(89467) to schedule a free consultation.
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