What compensation can you get if you suffer personal injury in an e-bike accident in New York?

For personal injury in an e-bike accident in NYC, your compensation should cover more than just your medical bills. In this article, Glenn & Robin Herman, NYC personal injury attorneys who specialize in bicycle and e-bike accident cases, explain the different areas you should be compensated for.

What should your compensation include in a personal injury case involving an e-bike?

As in any personal injury case, a good attorney should know how to get the compensation you deserve.

  • medical bills. You should be compensated for any medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. This should include emergency transportation to medical facilities (e.g., ambulance rides, if applicable), surgeries, medical equipment, follow-up visits to your doctor’s office, prescriptions, and other medical expenses.

  • Future medical expenses. At the time of filing your lawsuit, it is unlikely that you have seen the full extent of the healthcare costs caused by the accident. The settlement or judgment should take into account any future medical costs incurred as a result of the accident.

  • rehabilitation costs. Likewise, an e-bike accident may require rehabilitation measures such as physiotherapy. Physiotherapy and other forms of rehabilitation can be very expensive, so it is important that these costs, those already incurred and the costs of future care and treatment, are factored into your settlement or judgement.

  • loss of wages. An injury, especially a serious one, that results in hospitalization is likely to result in lost work time. Most people have a limited amount of paid time off, and many get none at all. An e-bike injury can result in lost wages for weeks, months or longer. In addition to the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages can leave you in…