Lane Splitting – One of the most disputed and discussed issues faced by a Northern California motorcycle accident attorney is lane splitting. There has been a great deal of debate within the California legislature about formally making lane splitting legal. It hasn’t happened yet. For now it simply remains accepted by the California Highway Patrol.
That’s a win for motorcyclists. However, even though it’s legal, it can still come back to haunt you if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Even if you are splitting lanes legally, if you get involved in an accident, the insurance company will very likely try to place comparative fault upon you for the accident. That could seriously diminish how much you recover for your property damage, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Further, it never fails that when an accident involving lane splitting occurs, the driver of the automobile involved and invariably witnesses to the accident will allege that the motorcyclist was driving unsafely. It’s part of the natural bias that people have against bikers. Our Northern California motorcycle accident attorney has dealt with the lane splitting issues many times. If you are struggling dealing with an insurance company because you were splitting lanes, contact our office at 844-99-CYCLE.
The bottom line is that even though it is accepted, riders should use common sense when lane splitting. Should they get involved in an accident involving lane splitting, they should contact a dedicated Northern California motorcycle accident attorney for a free consultation. We represent bikers throughout California including:
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