Sadly, a 45-year-old man who was driving his electric bicycle and was rushed to a Ottawa hospital following a Ottawa accident last night around 8:15 pm. The accident occurred downtown at Somerset Street West and Bay Street and the man suffered serious personal injuries, including a head injury and a leg injury. Thankfully he is in stable condition. I hope he is able to recover fully from this accident.
Is an e-bike considered to be a motor vehicle?
No, to operate an e-bike:
- a driver’s licence is not required
- there is no written test required to operate an e-bike
- there is no vehicle registration or plate required for an e-bike
- there is no motor vehicle liability insurance required
- to operate, ride or be a passenger on an e-bike you must be older than or 16 years of age
- requires drivers and riders to wear an approved bicycle/ motorcycle helmet.
If you have been injured in an e-bike accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits as a cyclist would be . Regardless of whether or not you have your own insurance policy you have rights as an e-bike rider and passenger should you be in an accident. Our personal injury lawyers travel throughout Ottawa and eastern Ontario offering free consultations and helping people determine what their options are in a personal injury lawsuit.
In most instances, the initial meeting is simply a meeting to share the details of your accident and the extent of injuries. This information is enough for experienced personal injury lawyers to provide your with the insight you need and give you all the information regarding your personal injury lawsuit and the amount of personal injury compensation you might be entitled to.
If you have any questions, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss what Ontario accident benefits you may be entitled and how to receive maximum compensation for your injuries.