Electric Bikes: A New Mode of Transportation

Unlike traditional bikes, electric bikes have a rechargeable battery and motor that allow its rider to get to their destination faster without breaking a sweat.

For commuters around New York City, electric bikes are the new craze and help reduce the amount of energy expended on the way to work. However, they can also be very frightening while riding on the streets of NYC. Unlike traditional bikes where you can cruise at a consistent and controlled speed, the electric bike’s pedals produce a small burst of speed that pushes the bike forward very suddenly. Navigating through city traffic can be a scary task when riding these electronic bikes due to the unexpected stop and go movement of the traffic.

Although these new electric bikes can provide for a quicker and easier way to travel around the city, they can also pose as a serious accident hazard. The finer sense of control you experience on a standard bike is gone with the electric bike. With the hustle and bustle of New York City, the risk of injury increases on the roads.

We remind you to be cautious when traveling on New York City streets whether it be on an electric bike or a standard bike.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, contact us 24/7 and fill out our free evaluation form today.

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Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP