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Media Contact: John Kristensen, [email protected] 

April 13, 2022

Carpenter & Zuckerman Law Firm to Represent Client in Injury Case Against Electric Bike Company Pedego, Inc. 

ORANGE COUNTY - The personal injury law firm Carpenter & Zuckerman today filed a lawsuit (De Haas v. Pedego) seeking a trial by jury against Pedego, Inc. for a total of six causes of action, including negligence, failure to warn and negligent recall.

Carpenter & Zuckerman’s client, Grace De Haas, sustained serious injuries while riding a Pedego Black Edition City Commuter (a Pedego-brand electric bike) down a street in San Juan Capistrano, California. 

De Haas, wearing her helmet, was riding westbound in the bike lane of Doheny Park Road when the Pedego e-bike suddenly and unexpectedly began to accelerate. This acceleration caused De Haas to lose control of the bike and she was subsequently launched off, sustaining multiple serious injuries, including shoulder separation, fractured ribs and a stroke. Months after De Haas’ accident, Pedego issued a recall for the sudden acceleration issue.

De Haas and her husband are being represented by trial lawyers John Kristensen and Lance C. Behringer of Carpenter & Zuckerman, also known as CZ Law.

“Pedego had a duty to put only safe e-bikes on the market and to warn consumers of any potential hazards concerning the bikes, but the company breached that duty,” Kristensen said. “As a result, our client suffered great injury that has turned her life completely upside down, and she deserves to be compensated fully and fairly for her pain and hardship.”

“When Pedego recalled the e-bikes, they told the Feds they were not aware of any injuries,” Kristensen continued. “That was false. Through discovery, we will uncover any other inaccurate statements about safety.”

CZ Law represents victims of e-bike accidents and all other types of personal injury and product liability cases. The firm is seeking the full scope of damages on the plaintiff’s behalf, including compensatory damages, damages for past and future loss of earnings, and punitive damages.

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