E-bike Accident Attorney in Seattle, Washington
Bike share programs and E-bikes are very popular and are taking the U.S. by storm. E-bikes are electronically assisted bicycles that have motors. People ride them just like a regular bike, but the motor augments the human power behind them. If you’ve been injured in an E-bike accident, you need to consult with an E-bike accident attorney in Seattle, Washington.
Legally, E-bikes are treated just like any other bicycle, so the laws that apply to bicycles on the road also apply to E-bikes. There is no state law in Washington requiring cyclists to wear helmets while riding, but some city and county laws do require them. The attorneys at Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC understand the bicycle laws of the state of Washington and are dedicated to defending your rights in your E-bike accident injury case.
Lime Bike Accidents
Lime Bike is a company that offers ride share bikes for a small fee that can be picked up nearly anywhere, cycled to a destination, and then locked and left behind. This convenient way of getting around has become very popular, but recently, there have been local incidents in which the brake lines of these bikes may have been cut, and people have been injured as a result. The instances of tampering with Lime bikes are under investigation by the police.
A Lime Bike, like any other bike, can collide with a car in an accident, resulting in severe injury. Some of the bicycles offered by Lime Bike are electronically assisted, and others are not. Either way, drivers that hit cyclists who are obeying the law may be liable in an accident if they are negligent. Injuries that happen to cyclists who collide with cars on the road can require long-term medical care that is very costly. The law firm of Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC has years of experience working with cases involving injury in bicycle accidents and will recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs, are caused by a traumatic blow to the head, or even when there is no direct blow. This type of injury is common in E-bike and Lime Bike accidents, and it can lead to permanent brain damage that alters a person’s life forever. There can be changes in the victim’s ability to think and reason as well as his or her ability to communicate, and a TBI can even affect their mood and personality. Victims who sustain a TBI in a bicycle accident may never again be able to do the job they once did, or may not be able to do it in the same manner.
Survivors of a TBI may need medical care and treatment for the rest of their lives. Many TBI injuries are not prevented merely by wearing a helmet. However, complying with any safety laws may prevent additional injuries and is generally helpful to determining liability and causation in your personal injury case if you are hurt in an E-bike or other form of a bicycle accident. The law firm of Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC understands the implications of a TBI injury and will fight to enforce your rights to the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law for your injuries and damages.
Call to Schedule a No-Cost Legal Consultation with an E-bike Accident Attorney in Seattle, Washington Today
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare, Limebike, or E-bike accident, call to schedule a no-cost legal consultation with an E-bike accident attorney in Seattle, Washington today. The law firm of Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC is equipped to evaluate your injury case and get you the best possible outcome. Call us at 206-275-0700 and let us represent you.