Breaking News: Comedian Kenny DeForest, 37, died after an e-bike accident on December 8, 2023. According to reports, DeForest underwent neurological surgery to remove a piece of his skull and relieve pressure in his brain. Unfortunately, he passed a few days later on December 13, 2023.
According to his family and friends, they believed that he crashed his e-bike at the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Sterling Place (near Prospect Park). Although they first believed that the incident involved a vehicle and was a hit-and-run, both the EMS report and a witness (who was working as a crossing guard at the time of the incident) confirmed that there was no other vehicle involved in the incident.
Although the cause of the incident has not been confirmed, there are a few possible caused of the accident. Depending on the details surrounding the accident, surviving family members may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party or entity.
If a member of your family was harmed in a similar incident, it is important that you seek legal help as soon as possible. You may have the right to sue and recover compensation. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact the experts here at our firm as soon as possible. Our legal team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim.
The Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to help you. Our team is experienced in e-bike accidents and getting victims and their families justice. If you are ready to explore the legal options available, including your right to file an injury claim or a wrongful death claim, contact us at your earliest convenience.
Possible Causes of E-Bike Accidents
E-bikes gained popularity over the last few years, so they have become relatively common to see out on roads. Because of this, the number of incidents involving e-bikes have steadily increased. There are many possible causes of e-bike accidents. Some possible causes are listed below:
- User error – riders speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, cutting drivers off, not having both hands on the handles, riding while distracted, riding while under the influence, etc.
- Negligent drivers – speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, driving on bike lanes, ignoring traffic signals, driving while distracted, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.
- Defective products – defective e-bikes, including defects in manufacturing, design, and labeling (examples include the e-bike suddenly stopping, losing power, not steering, sudden braking, handlebar detaching during use, tires detaching, etc.)
- Defective roads – road defects making the road conditions dangerous, like poorly designed roads, a lack of traffic signals, traffic lights not in sync, no speed limit signs, etc.)
Depending on the specific cause of the incident, different parties or entities could be found at fault and could be sued. In many cases, multiple parties could be found liable. If you are unsure of who is liable, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to explore the legal options available to you and help you better understand liability and how it applies to your claim.
Can I Sue after an E-Bike Accident?
Yes – you could have the right to sue. Depending on the details surrounding the incident, you could file an injury claim or a wrongful death claim. For more information about the legal options available to you, including your right to sue and who you can sue, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
Can I Recover Compensation?
Yes – you could have the right to recover compensation. What compensation can I receive? What type of compensation am I eligible to receive? Although every claim is different, some of the compensation available for recovery could include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost pay
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
Here at our law firm, our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recovery the highest compensation available for your claim. We are also committed to getting our clients the payout that they are owed within a reasonable length of time. For more information about recovering compensation, including the possible value of your claim and the average value of claims similar to yours, contact us today.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
In the state of California, all personal injury claims and wrongful death claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file. If claimants do not file their claims on time, then they can lose their right to sue entirely. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your claim, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to help you file your claim on time.
Contact Us at the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Our e-bike accident lawsuit lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you fight for your rights. If you are ready to explore your legal options, contact us today. Our team is proud to offer free legal services, which include both free consultations and free second opinions. During these services, our experts will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns; our team will ensure that you have all the information that you need to either begin or continue your lawsuit. To benefit from these free legal services, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, our team also works on contingency; this means that our clients will never have to pay for anything unless their claims are successful. If you are ready to speak with our e-bike accident lawsuit attorneys, do not hesitate to contact us.