Common motorcycle accident injuries range from bone fractures to traumatic brain injuries. Motorcyclists lose thousands of dollars in car repairs and injuries in serious accidents
In addition to paying medical bills, you may lose wages and suffer significant physical and emotional distress.
IF YOU ARE IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION FROM THE SANN LAW GROUP. We can help you get compensation from negligent drivers.
In an accident while using lane sharing, who is responsible for the accident?
A split lane is a person riding a motorcycle between two lanes traveling in the same direction. Studies have shown that lane splitting can help save time, reduce traffic congestion and prevent accidents such as rear-end collisions. However, many people believe that lane splits are dangerous for motorcyclists and those around them. It is a controversial topic among cyclists, motorists, lawmakers and safety groups. California was the first state to allow motorcyclists to split lanes. However, if a motorcyclist inadvertently diverges in a California lane, he or she could be liable for an accident.
California's comparative negligence laws can play a role in crashes involving lane splits. If the defendant has evidence that you split lanes at an unreasonable speed or recklessly, this may reduce your award amount. However, if you are within your rights under California's division of lane laws, a division of lanes alone will not reduce your financial recovery. For motorcycle accident claims involving complex elements such as lane splits, use a dedicated motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles.