Long Island E-Bike and E-Scooter Injury Lawyers
Firm in Nassau County and Brooklyn also serves Suffolk, Queens and the other NY boroughs
Motorized vehicles usually referred to as e-bikes and e-scooters have become increasingly popular in the New York City area for many reasons. These machines are inexpensive, zoom through traffic and don’t guzzle gas. Unfortunately, the emergence of e-bikes and e-scooters has triggered a new wave of accidents, harming both riders and pedestrians who are hit by these vehicles. The attorneys of Licatesi Law Group, LLP in Uniondale, Long Island and Brooklyn handle a full range of personal injury actions involving e-bikes and e-scooters. Throughout the five boroughs, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties, you can count on us to fight for the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from your accident.
Product liability claims under New York law
Manufacturers who put products on the market have a legal responsibility to the people who buy and use them. This legal duty is especially important for the makers of motorized vehicles, because even a slight defect could trigger a serious collision or fall. As e-bikes and e-scooters have become much more popular over the past few years, new manufacturers from different countries have entered the market and it can be difficult for a buyer to know if what they bought is safe. Whether you were hit by one of these vehicles or crashed while riding one, our attorneys will assess if you can recover damages against a manufacturer or distributor in a product liability action.
Causes of accidents involving motorized bicycles and scooters
Along with defective components, there are numerous other potential causes for an accident involving an e-bike or e-scooter, such as:
- Rider negligence — Whether they’re making a delivery or just having fun, users of e-bikes and e-scooters often fail to use proper care. Riding on sidewalks, traveling too fast and other forms of negligence can put pedestrians in danger.
- Driver inattention — Drivers of cars and trucks might not expect to share the road with fast-moving bikes and scooters. Taking a left turn without looking, opening a door suddenly or paying attention to something other than the traffic could lead to a collision.
- Drug or alcohol impairment — Unlike traditional bicycles, it is illegal to operate a motorized scooter or bike while impaired by alcohol or drugs. However, many people ignore this law, which leads to serious accidents.
In every type of e-bike and e-scooter accident claim, our attorneys press for the compensation that injured victims deserve.
Litigating an e-bike or e-scooter injury claim
Without the protection that people have inside cars and trucks, e-bike riders and pedestrians frequently suffer catastrophic injuries when a collision occurs. While the statute of limitations is three years in New York, medical bills and other expenses start piling up immediately, so you should contact our attorneys as soon as you can. We will advise you regarding the likelihood of obtaining relief through a product liability action or some other type of legal claim. Having a strong attorney on your side gives you the best chance to secure a settlement or verdict that addresses the harm you’ve experienced.
Get a free consultation about a New York e-bike or e-scooter accident claim
At Licatesi Law Group, LLP in Uniondale and Brooklyn, we represent victims in litigation arising from accidents involving e-bikes and e-scooters. Our firm serves clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as the five boroughs of New York City. Please call our firm at 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.