Beware of Minimizing Accident Harm in the Wake of a Maryland Motorcycle Crash

Bicycle and Motorcycle accidents in the DC/Maryland/Virginia region cause many deaths and thousands of injuries each year. Often, cyclists may not realize the true extent of their injuries until well after an accident. This coupled with some bikers’ tendency to understate their injuries to family and friends can result in some serious injuries being untreated until it is too late to fully recover. The TV personality Simon Cowell (originally known for his work as a judge on “American Idol”) Recently revealed to journalists that the injuries that he sustained in a bicycle accident were much worse than initially thought or publically revealed.

According to the International news report, Mr. Cowell was involved in a collision while riding an electric bicycle in California in 2020. As a result of the crash, he broke his back in several places and suffered serious nerve damage that was not reported to the public until recently. The vehicle that Mr. Cowell was using, while branded as an “electric bicycle” could more accurately be described as an electric motorcycle based on the power of the motor and the top speed of the vehicle. While E-bikes are limited to 15 miles per hour while on public roadways, the bike involved in this crash has a top speed of at least 27 miles per hour, and can be as dangerous as a motorcycle when driven on roadways.

What Can E-Bike Riders Do to Protect Themselves?

Users of both E-bikes and electric motorcycles must use caution and protect their safety while operating their vehicles on roadways frequented by cars and trucks. E-bike riders should always wear a helmet and ensure their vehicles are in safe working order. Electronic motorcycle users should register their vehicles with the state or district they live in, and obtain liability and personal injury insurance coverage where possible. An E-bike user who is involved in an accident with another vehicle and injured is most likely covered by the insurance of the other vehicle. If the scooter or e-bike accident is the fault of the other driver, significant coverage may exist to support the rider to recover from any moderate or serious injuries.

Don’t let your pride or ego affect your right to relief in the event of an accident. Even if a crash seems to be your fault, or if police were never called, you still may be entitled to damages to help with the costs related to your injuries. Only a qualified DMV region motorcycle injury attorney can advise you as to the best course of action for addressing your claim.

Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle or E-bike Crash

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Maryland, DC, or Virginia motorcycle crash, you may be entitled to damages. The capitol-region personal injury and accident lawyers with Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have experience representing riders in their injury claims, and we understand how to obtain the needed compensation for our clients who have been hurt. Our qualified attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights in the aftermath of an accident. Call us today at 800-654-1949 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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