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One mode of transportation that has been gaining popularity in the Salt Lake City, Utah area is electric bicycles, also referred to as e-bikes. There are two different types of electric bikes riders can use, a throttle and a pedal-assisted model. Many e-bikes have both types of power modes. The pedal-assisted electric bicycles use a battery, as well as pedaling, to create power to make the bike go. It is possible for electric bicycles to reach a speed of up to 27 miles per hour.
Because e-bikes are fairly inexpensive to purchase, many people see them as an easy way to get back and forth to work, without exerting the same amount of effort that regular bicycles do. But the faster speeds of electric bicycles, combined with negligent vehicle drivers, can result in bad injuries from e-bike crashes. If you have been injured in an electric bike crash, contact an electric bike accident lawyer from Salt Lake City UT at Rasmussen & Miner.
Common Types of Electric Bike Accident Injuries
Most of the e-bike accident injury lawsuits a Salt Lake City UT electric bike accident lawyer handles are due to the negligence or recklessness of another party. These negligent operators include motorists, other bicyclists, and pedestrians. There have also been many accidents caused by defects in the electric bicycle as a result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer. For example, some e-bike operators have suffered serious injuries while riding pedal-assist electric bicycles b because of faulty brakes, defective lithium battery, and fork failure. There are multiple reports of the cyclists tapping the brakes slightly and the bike locks up, resulting in the operator being flung over the handlebars and seriously injured.
Other types of accidents an electric bike lawyer from Salt Lake City UT has handled includes reckless drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and motorists who are looking at their phones instead of the road. We have also had e-bike clients who were injured because a pedestrian was not paying attention and walked right into the e-bike operators.
Some of the client injuries that each bicycle accident lawyer Salt Lake City UT offers from our firm have pursued damages for include:
- Dislocation of the arm, elbow, knee, or shoulder
- Fractured bones
- Injuries to organs
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Contact a Salt Lake City UT Electric Bike Accident Lawyer
Electric bicycles are a fun way to get around town, but as with any motorized device, they can be dangerous, too. Injuries sustained from an e-bike accident can range from minor bruises and scrapes to concussions and broken bones. If you or a loved one was hurt while riding an electric bike, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An electric bicycle accident lawyer Salt Lake City UT clients trust from Rasmussen & Miner can guide you through the process of determining liability for your e-bike accident and seeking compensation for your pain and suffering. Call today to schedule a free consultation.