Making an eBike accident claim
The pandemic has been credited as the prime driving force for the explosion in the number of eBikes on our roads and cycle paths. The popularity of electric bikes is understandable. They allow us to experience the enjoyment of cycling without all the hard work that riding a bike traditionally entails. This is especially good news for those of us who aren’t as fit as we once were. But the craze comes at a price – just ask Simon Cowell. The Britain’s Got Talent judge suffered a broken back in an eBike accident and had to undergo extensive surgery. His recommendation to first time eBike users is, ‘read the manual before you ride it.’
eBike accidents on the rise
Simon Cowell is the highest profile victim of a growing number of eBike accidents. Because they are motorised, eBikes are more powerful than a conventional bicycle. This encourages users to travel at much faster speeds than they otherwise would, and it means that if an accident does occur then the consequences are likely to be more serious. This danger is compounded by the fact that people are jumping on their eBikes without fully mastering how they work and without appropriate safety wear.
As a consequence, we have seen a rise in the number of eBike accident claim enquiries. eBike accident claims are now being made by both riders of eBikes and other people who have been injured by an eBike user.
What you should do if you are involved in an eBike accident
If you are injured in an eBike accident we would recommend that you report the incident to the police and obtain the insurance details of others involved in the accident. If there were any witnesses then ask for their details and take a photograph of the scene.
You can then call our free legal helpline for a free case assessment. We will tell you if you have a viable eBike accident claim and give you an idea of the compensation that is likely to be available to you.
Our award winning team of injury lawyers are able to deal with eBike accident claims nationwide on a no win, no fee basis, so you shouldn’t let worries about legal costs put you off seeking justice.
For a free eBike accident claim assessment and details of no win, no fee funding call freephone 0333 888 0404 or email brief details to us at [email protected].