POSTED BY Tracy . May 18, 2020
What Every Generation Needs to Know About E-Bikes and Scooters
We have provided a lot of communication about bicycle accidents. Of course, the world is changing rapidly. E-bikes and electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but the powered bikes carry a higher risk of severe injuries than traditional bicycles and a different pattern of injury risks compared with scooters.
According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the numbers of e-bike injuries have increased by 72.9%.
As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured.
It is important to note that powered scooter accidents are nearly three times more likely to result in concussions than e-bike injuries, and more likely to result in fractures. But 17% of e-bike accident victims suffered internal injuries compared to about 7.5% for both powered scooters and pedal bikes. Studies indicate that the increased speed of the motorized bikes/scooters plays a primary factor.
It’s also interesting to know that people injured by e-bikes were older, averaging 31.9 years old compared with 29.4 years with powered scooters and 25.2 years with traditional bikes.
First and foremost, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, encourages you to ride with caution. However, if you are injured, please take the right steps. If conscious, exchange information with the driver and call the police. Take pictures. But go to the ER for an examination. This will play an important role in your health and case. Lastly, do not settle with insurance. Contact the Personal Injury experts at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law. All consultations are free. An experienced lawyer is your best chance to receive a fair settlement and pay your medical expenses. Contact us at 877.526.3457 or jandils.com.