Because of New York’s notoriously congested roadways, you can save a great deal of time during your commute by jumping on your e-bike. E-bikes have become exceedingly popular in recent years. In fact, according to reporting from Bloomberg, more Americans are buying e-bikes than electric cars.
Even though your e-bike is both environmentally friendly and fun to ride, it can also be dangerous. If you suffer a catastrophic injury when riding your e-bike in New York, you may wonder who is legally at fault. Fortunately, you may be able to seek financial compensation from a few different parties.
The e-bike’s manufacturer
It is not uncommon for e-bikes to malfunction. If your bike has a manufacturer defect that makes it dangerous, you may be able to take legal action against its maker.
The parts supplier or mechanic
To keep your e-bike in tip-top shape, you should take it to a mechanic for regular maintenance. If the mechanic makes some error that causes your bike to crash and injure you, he or she may be to blame for your injuries. The same is true for a parts company that supplies defective components.
Motorists and pedestrians
Even if you follow the rules of the road, motorists may collide with your e-bike. Pedestrians may do the same. If the actions of these individuals cause an accident that causes you to suffer a catastrophic injury, you may be eligible for substantial compensation from them.
It is not uncommon for injured e-bikers to go after more than one individual or company for accident-related damages. Ultimately, by exploring all your options, you increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries.