An e-bike is a relatively new but exceptionally convenient option one may consider using when navigating the city of Goleta, California. E-bikes offer many of the benefits traditional bicycles offer, such as being small enough to fit in an apartment with relative ease, while also providing the advantages of a motorized vehicle.
However, one feature e-bikes don’t offer is a metal frame protecting a rider from harm if they are involved in an accident.
If you’ve been harmed in an e-bike accident, because e-bike riders are quite vulnerable on the road, there is a high likelihood you’ve been left with significant injuries. You might have the option of pursuing compensation for your medical bills and related losses if you were harmed because a negligent party caused your accident. To learn more, contact a Goleta e-bike accident attorney at the Law Office of John B. Richards.
Not all e-bike accidents are the result of negligence. Sometimes, for reasons beyond anyone’s control, collisions occur.
However, very often, Goleta e-bike accidents are the result of negligence on the part of motorists who may be sharing the road with e-bike riders. Drivers have been known to cause e-bike accidents in the Goleta area due to:
Someone who has been injured on an e-bike as a result of a driver’s negligence will likely have sustained serious injuries. There is a good chance these injuries will require costly medical treatment. They might even be severe enough to limit a victim’s ability to return to work and earn wages.
A Goleta e-bike accident attorney can help a victim in these circumstances by assisting them in filing a claim to collect from the negligent party’s insurance. Their first step will be to conduct an investigation confirming who the negligent party is.
While the careless party responsible for causing a Goleta e-bike accident will typically be a motorist, it can also be a careless vehicle designer or manufacturer, or even a negligent pedestrian.
After identifying the negligent party liable for compensating a victim, an attorney can help by:
At the Law Office of John B. Richards, a Goleta e-bike accident attorney is here to help you pursue the compensation for which you may be eligible if you’ve been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 805-683-2736 to schedule your free consultation.