Electric Bikes have grown in popularity and number in the past few years. As the electric bikes on the road are increasing, the accidents involving them are rising too. These bikes are very easy to ride and offer smoother rides compared to other bikes. These are faster and very less effort is required by the rider to ride them.
An electric bike accident is very similar to that of a motored bike accident; however, because the two have different motorized parts, there are certain key differences in why the accidents occur in each case. Electric bikes accelerate and move faster as compared to regular bikes, which many people are not aware of; hence, there are times when drivers, riders and pedestrians miscalculate the speed of the electric bikes which leads to serious accidents and injuries.
Common Electric Bike Accident Injuries
In most countries electric bike riding does not require a licence, still, these bikes are as risky as the regular bikes. Wearing helmets and other protective gear is important as the electric bike accelerates to almost 25 mph speed. There is a higher risk of severe injuries in accidents involving electric bikes. The common injuries that are associated with e-bike accidents are:-
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Should and Knee tears
What are the causes of Electric Bike Accidents?
Electric bike accidents are on a rise, there are numerous reasons for the accident of an electric bike. Let us look at some of those reasons/causes:-
- Collision with other motored bike, car, truck, pedestrian etc.
- Manufacturing defects in the Electric Bike
- Dangerous road conditions
- Improper maintenance of the Electric Bike
Regardless of the cause of the electric bike accident, it is essential that you get in touch with an experienced attorney if at all you have been in an electric bike accident. An attorney by your side will be able to help you ensure that your rights are preserved.
The Dangers in an Electric Bike
Electric bikes are fast and emit absolutely no noise, this is the reason why when it approaches other vehicles or pedestrians they are unaware of the electric bike being around them. The speeds of the electric bikes are very easily misjudged, hence resulting in accidents. Electric bikes are heavier and also faster compared to traditional bikes therefore they need more distance and time to stop.
Who is liable for an Electric Bike Accident?
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