The rise in popularity of e-bikes has provided individuals throughout virtually all of California with a new, convenient means of navigating our cities. E-bikes are becoming an increasingly common sight in Santa Maria and the surrounding communities.
The appeal of this transportation option is easy to understand. E-bikes essentially combine the best elements of bicycles and motor vehicles.
However, like traditional bicycles, they leave riders fairly exposed. Someone involved in an accident on an e-bike is likely to sustain major injuries.
If you have been harmed in a collision on an e-bike, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses. Contact a Santa Maria e-bike accident attorney at the Law Office of John B. Richards for more information about your legal options.
E-bike riders must exercise caution when using these vehicles. They need to protect themselves and others by following the rules of the road.
Unfortunately, it’s possible to be involved in a Santa Maria e-bike accident because another motorist was negligent. This may happen if a driver with whom you are sharing the road is:
There are also instances when the negligent party responsible for causing a Santa Maria e-bike accident may be someone other than a motorist. For example, if a pedestrian darts out into the road unexpectedly, someone on an e-bike may have to swerve to avoid them, potentially sustaining injuries as a result.
E-bikes are also complex pieces of machinery with multiple essential parts. If one of those parts is defective because the bike’s designers or manufacturers were careless, a rider could be involved in an accident.
If you are riding an e-bike, you do not have the metal frame of an enclosed vehicle to protect you. This increases your chances of being seriously injured should you be involved in an accident.
The experts at our Santa Maria e-bike accident law firm can help you recover compensation for your medical bills and other such losses resulting from your accident by:
At the Law Office of John B. Richards, a qualified Santa Maria e-bike accident lawyer is available to help you recover the compensation for which you may be eligible. Contact us online or call us at 805-683-2736 to schedule your free consultation.