NJ E-Bike and E-Scooter Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Parties

Trial lawyers pursue compensation for harm involving electric scooters and bikes

Electric bicycles and scooters have become increasingly popular throughout New Jersey, and for good reasons. They provide economical and sustainable transportation whenever a car or a conventional pedal cycle won’t do. Here in Bergen County, an e-bike can extend his rides and provide a friendly assist on some of the steeper grades. But with increased usage, there’s been an increase in accidents, often with severe consequences. If you are injured in an electric bicycle or scooter accident, you can rely on Seigel Law to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our founding attorney, Jan Siegel, is an avid cyclist and is dedicated to securing justice for riders who have been seriously hurt in collisions and other types of crashes. 

Common causes of e-bike and e-scooter accidents

Accidents involving electric bicycles and scooters generally fall into one of these four categories:

  • Traffic collisions — As often happens with conventional bicycles in automobile traffic, inattentive drivers might not see the rider until it is too late to avoid a crash. Drivers sometimes underestimate the speed of an e-bike or e-scooter, which is capable of traveling at much higher speeds than standard bikes.
  • Unmaintained roads — Because e-bikes move at higher speeds, operators have less time to react to hazards, such as potholes, debris and uneven road surfaces. 
  • Defective bikes and scooters — Failures in the mechanism can cause operators to lose control. Some riders also suffer burns or shock when their battery fails.  

Accidents arising from any of these causes can inflict serious injury upon the operator. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to determine if you have a case for financial recovery.

Common injuries to e-bike operators in New Jersey

E-bike and e-scooter injuries are similar to those suffered by pedal cyclists. Common injuries include:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, even when the rider is wearing a helmet
  • Broken bones, especially collarbones, ribs and wrists
  • Spine, back and neck injuries
  • Crush injuries when a rider is trapped beneath a vehicle or another object
  • Skin lacerations (road rash)

There is a greater likelihood of severe harm than in cases involving conventional bicycles, because the e-bike or e-scooter might be traveling at a greater speed. 

Compensation for e-bike and e-scooter accidents in New Jersey

If a negligent party caused your accident, you are entitled to recover full personal injury damages, which can include:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Present and future lost earnings
  • Replacement or repair of a damaged bike or scooter 
  • Compensation for physical pain and mental suffering
  • Compensation for lost quality of life

As your advocates, we are determined to obtain the highest award or settlement possible based on the facts of your case.

Contact a North Jersey lawyer for a free e-bike or e-scooter accident consultation

Seigel Law in Ridgewood seeks compensation for North Jersey residents who have been hurt in e-bike and e-scooter accidents. Please call 201-444-4000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you are unable to travel, we can meet in your home or hospital room.