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    Injuries from E-Bike Crashes

    Published on May 3, 2022 at 3:06 pm in Electric Scooters and Bikes.

    E-bikes can be a great way to get around San Jose. Unfortunately, however, as their popularity rises, so too does the number of dangerous e-bike accidents in the San Jose area. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an e-bike crash, reach out to an experienced e-bike accident attorney for the professional legal guidance you need. 

    The Numbers

    According to CBS Los Angeles, one Orange County hospital reported that the number of e-bike accidents from January to August of 2021 was six times higher than the number of the same kind of accidents for the same time range in 2020. The number rose from 11 e-bike-related trauma patients in 2020 to 70 in 2021. While only 1 of the patients was a child in 2020, there were 22 children hospitalized for e-bike accidents in 2021. For this hospital, most of the e-bike accident victims treated presented with serious injuries.  

    Common Injuries

    There are several types of injuries that are most commonly associated with e-bike accidents. 

    Broken Bones

    Broken bones are serious injuries that are also seriously painful. The kind of complicated breaks that often accompany e-bike accidents can lead to serious complications, such as chronic pain and debilitating decreases in range of motion. With children, serious breaks can interfere with their growth plates, which makes the matter that much more challenging. 

    Traumatic Brain Injuries 

    Everyone who hops on an e-bike should wear a helmet, but even with a helmet, accident victims can suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Because these serious injuries affect the body’s command center, they are exceptionally challenging to treat.

    Injuries to Internal Organs

    Injuries to internal organs are exceptionally severe, and they can be slow to present with obvious outward symptoms. 

    Spinal Cord Injuries

    Spinal cord injuries can happen anywhere on the spinal cord, and they often lead to issues with chronic pain and loss of range of motion. A severe spinal cord injury can even cause permanent paralysis and the need for long-term care. 

    Your Bicycle Accident Losses

    The losses (or legal damages) represented in your e-bike accident claim should address all the following:

    • Your medical expenses should include all your related ongoing or long-term care needs.
    • Your lost income as it relates to your inability to earn while you move through the recovery process should also address any future lost earning potential you will experience.
    • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering can be immense and should not be overlooked.  

    Your dedicated e-bike attorney will help to ensure that your unique losses are carefully represented in your accident claim.

    Don’t Wait to Consult with an Experienced San Jose Bicycle Accident Attorney

    If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an e-bike accident, the California e-bike attorneys at Ride App Law Group, LLP, are standing by to help. Your priorities are our priorities, and we have the legal experience and insight to help protect your legal rights – in pursuit of your fair compensation. Learn more by contacting or calling us at 888-CRASH08 today. 

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