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A Dana Point E-Bike Accident Lawyer Who Can Explain Your Legal Rights

After you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, the ensuing swirl of medical and legal activity can feel overwhelming. This is especially true if you were injured in an electric bike accident because few people understand California’s e-bike laws. A skilled and experienced Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer can answer your questions, explain the law, and advise you about your legal options.

E-bike crashes can result in broken bones, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, severe contusions, internal bleeding and other harm. This can land you in the hospital for days, weeks or months. If you’re facing large medical bills, lost earnings, and other unplanned expenses, you don’t want to go it alone.

Why Choose Us as Your Orange County E-Bike Accident Attorneys

At Neale & Fhima, our Orange County e-bike accident attorneys are among the finest in the state of California. That’s because we have an outstanding track record of success in handling claims for our clients! Attorney Aaron Fhima has many years of experience in aggressively representing accident victims, including e-bike accident victims. He is supported by a legal team that shows compassion and care for each client we serve. We receive outstanding testimonials from our hundreds of satisfied clients.

How We Can Help: E-Bike Accident Lawyers Who Build Powerful Cases

Our Dana Point electric bike accident lawyers are experienced in helping injured victims throughout California understand their legal rights. We will fight to get the maximum payout possible in every client’s case. Following are the ways we can help. We will:

  1. Explain your legal rights and your options for compensation
  2. Conduct an accident scene investigation
  3. Gather evidence
  4. Use medical tests and treatment plans to prove your injuries
  5. Interview witnesses at the scene
  6. Review police reports
  7. Hire expert witnesses, if needed
  8. Construct a powerful and convincing lawsuit and file all motions and documents with the court
  9. Negotiate aggressively with insurance companies on your behalf
  10. Argue your case in court, if necessary

Studies show that victims represented by skilled attorneys secure significantly higher payouts than do individuals who try to deal with insurance companies directly. That’s because the legal system can be overwhelming, and laws are complicated. Our experienced personal injury attorneys give you an edge over your opponent.

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A Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer can fight for financial compensation to help you get back on your feet after being injured. You don’t have to bear the burden of large medical bills alone.

E-Bike Accidents: FAQs

E-bike sales continue to soar as people look for ways to stay healthy, commute economically, and reduce the carbon stress on the environment. Electric bikes sales are expected to outpace electric car sales nationwide, making e-bikes the fastest growing sector of electric vehicles. Our Dana Point electric bike accident attorneys have handled hundreds of cases, and we hear a lot of the same questions from clients. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.

  • Do most fatal bike accidents happen at intersections?

    Most bicycle fatalities occur in urban settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but not at intersections. Roughly 64% of bicyclist deaths happen on swiftly moving sections of road (away from intersections) while 27% occur at intersections. Adults ages 55-69 are the most likely to die in bicycle accidents. To ensure your safety, review California’s bicycle safety rules.

  • Are e-bikes more dangerous that traditional bikes?

    E-bikes are much riskier for severe injuries than are traditional bicycles, according to a recent study cited by Reuters. Adults riding electric bikes are more likely to be hospitalized after a crash than are people riding traditional bikes. Additionally, e-bike injuries are at least three times more likely to involve a collision with a pedestrian because they often share bike lanes.

  • How much does an e-bike attorney cost?

    At Neale & Fhima, our Orange County e-bike accident attorneys work on contingency, which means the defendant’s insurance company pays your legal fees and case expenses in successful personal injury claims.

  • How much can I get in an e-bike accident lawsuit?

    Every accident claim is different, so there is no “average” payout. Generally, the more severe your injuries, the greater the financial damages awarded. Other factors that can impact how much you receive in a settlement include the maximum amount of insurance coverage the defendant has; the amount of medical bills, lost wages, and property damage; and whether punitive damages are awarded. A skilled Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer can assess your individual situation and advise you about what your claim might be worth.

  • Do a lot of people get killed in bike accidents?

    Deaths among adult bicyclists have nearly quadrupled since 1975 as bicycling has become increasingly popular as a recreational sport, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). About 1,260 die in bike accidents annually in the United States, according to the National Safety Council., and thousands more are injured. Causes of bike accidents include collision with a car, pedestrian, or stationary object; sliding or flipping on gravel or uneven pavement; and mechanical malfunctions. The most severe bicyclist injuries include traumatic brain injury, broken bones, internal bleeding, and organ damage.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an e-bike accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. A Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer at Neale & Fhima can explain liability, negligence, damages and what you could receive if you’re successful. Talk to our Orange County e-bike accident attorneys to find out what your case might be worth.

The Orange County e-bike accident attorneys at Neale & Fhima are tough negotiators and fierce litigators. We’ll go toe-to-toe with insurance companies to get the maximum payout possible.

Essential Elements in an E-Bike Accident Case

There are a handful of essential elements in a personal injury case that you should be aware of. These will impact the outcome of your case.

  1. Fault/Liability

    California is a pure comparative fault state, which means you can seek damages even if you were partially liable for the accident. Any compensation you are awarded will be reduced by the percentage of fault that you bear. For example, if you’re 30% at fault and the total award is $100,000, then you’ll receive $70,000 (the total reduced by 30%).

  2. Negligence

    To prove negligence in a personal injury case, your attorney must show that 4 factors are present:

    • Duty – the defendant had a “duty” to show care for the safety of others.
    • Breach – the defendant breached or failed in that duty.
    • Causation – the defendant’s actions, or inaction, caused your injuries.
    • Damages – the injuries you suffered can be compensated financially.
  3. Damages

    Damages are the calculated financial payout meant to compensate you for your economic and non-economic setbacks that you suffered as a result of your injuries.

Your Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer will explain to you how each of these elements arise in your individual circumstances. To find out more, call us for a free initial consultation at 888-407-2955.

Damages You Might Be Entitled To

If you are injured in a Dana Point e-bike accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. These include:

Economic

  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings potential
  • Cost of future medical care and rehabilitation
  • Wrongful death
  • Property damage

Non-Economic

  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD and emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring and disfigurement

In some cases, where a defendant’s disregard for the safety of others is senseless and uncaring, a judge can also award punitive damages, which are designed to punish the defend and send a message to others who may be tempted to do the same.

E-Bikes in California

E-bikes have become wildly popular in California, a trend that accelerated during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 as people looked for ways to get outdoors and get exercise. E-bikes are popular as a way to commute to work and run errands while lowering a person’s carbon footprint. Sales of e-bikes are expected to continue to surge. One study projects that between 2020 and 2023, 130 million e-bikes will be sold worldwide, according to the New York Times. The e-bike market was valued at $27.22 billion in 2021. It is expected to reach $54.48 billion by 2027.

California recently created a new e-bike law that defines e-bikes into three categories. These include:

  • Type 1 – Bikes with a top assisted speed of 20 mph that must be pedaled to operate.
  • Type 2 – Bikes with a top assisted speed of 20 mph that can be operated without pedaling by using a handlebar-mounted throttle.
  • Type 3 – Bikes with a top assisted speed of 28 mph that must be pedaled to operate.

California has hundreds of miles of bike paths and lanes. Bikeways are divided into four categories – Classes I, II, III, and IIII – which determine how and where you can ride traditional bikes as well as e-bikes.

Statute of Limitations in E-Bike Accident Cases

E-bikes can be dangerous resulting in collisions with pedestrians and cars. When this happens, you need a Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer to fight for your rights. But don’t delay. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in California is two years from the date the injury took place. If you miss this window of opportunity, a judge could dismiss your case and you could be barred from recovering financial damages.

You have a limited amount of time to file an e-bike accident lawsuit in California. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive financial damages. Act now!

5 Reasons to Choose Neale & Fhima

1. WE HAVE A HISTORY OF PROVEN RESULTS.

For more than 40 years of practicing law, attorneys at Neale & Fhima have maintained a successful track record of winning. We have secured more than $50 million in compensation for our clients.

2. YOU RECEIVE PERSONALIZED ATTENTION.

We believe that a personalized approach is the best way to provide quality legal representation for our clients. We want to get to know you and your family so we can fight for what matters most.

3. WE OFFER CONTINGENCY REPRESENTATION.

In personal injury cases, we’re paid on contingency, which means your opponent’s insurance company pays our attorney’s fees and case expenses in successful legal claims.

4. WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS.

We offer free initial consultations by phone and in person. We want you to make an informed decision about your legal representation.

5. WE FIGHT FOR MAXIMUM RECOVERY.

Simply put, we do what it takes to win. We do not want you to settle for anything less than maximum compensation.

Talk to an Orange County E-Bike Accident Lawyer Today

As more and more e-bicycles fill paths and roads in California, accidents are bound to happen. Some will result in severe injury and even death. Electric bikes can travel at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour or more, which means a hard landing and road rash for anyone who catapults over the handlebars or off a bike after colliding with a pedestrian or stationary object. Bike accidents can result in days and weeks in the hospital and additional hours of physical therapy. The costs can be enormous. A skilled bicycle accident attorney at Neale & Fhima knows how to make the law work in your favor. A Dana Point e-bike accident lawyer at Neale & Fhima can negotiate aggressively to get the maximum payout possible in your case. Our law firm has an outstanding record of success winning personal injury cases. To find out more about how we can help, call us for a free initial consultation at 888-407-2955.

Attorney Aaron Fhima

Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights. [ Attorney Bio ]

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