Driving a car on the congested streets of New York is often a frustrating experience due to the heavy traffic and expensive parking. Add to this the rising gas prices and it is not surprising that many commuters now choose to commute by bikes that are cheaper and far more convenient to use. Unfortunately, bike accidents are all too common on the busy streets of NYC. Injuries in such accidents can be far more severe than a car accident because a bike does not offer you any type of protective features.
In recent times, electric bikes are growing more popular because they are generally easier to ride than bicycles. E-bikes have specialized motors of around 750 watts capacity and this enables the rider to reach speeds of more than 25 mph. This makes it easier for people to ride, especially those who may not be physically fit enough to pedal a conventional bicycle. Besides, riding an e-bike can be fun, too. In recent times, many people have begun using e-bikes to ensure a faster, smoother ride to get across New York City. But it also increases the risk of accidents.
To determine the responsibility and liability for an accident involving an e-scooter or e-bike, the way in which the crash occurred needs to be established. If the accident occurred due to the reckless driving of a car or truck driver, then they will be liable for all injuries and damages sustained by riders on e-scooters and e-bikes in New York. On top of this, there are a growing number of incidents of electric-powered two-wheelers causing injuries to pedestrians. In these cases, the drivers of electric scooters and bicycles are held responsible for the injuries caused to pedestrians.
Bicycles are the primary mode of transportation for most people. Many prefer riding bicycles for exercise and fun as well. There are several injuries that can happen to bicyclists while riding. A significant amount of these injuries is attributed to head injuries, but there are several other severe injuries as well. Few of these injuries may turn out to be life-threatening depending on specific circumstances.
Bicycling is good exercise for kids, and can be an enjoyable experience, too, which is why many parents encourage their young children to ride. However, it is equally important to stay alert to the possibility of children being involved in bicycle accidents.