Lane splitting—the act of riding a motorcycle or bike between lanes of slow or stopped traffic—is legal in California, but motorcyclists often have a hard time pursuing a claim after they are injured in a lane-splitting motorcycle accident. As OC motorcycle accident attorneys, we have seen the struggles these victims face, and we think it’s important that motorcyclists understand what could happen when they pursue a personal injury claim after a lane-splitting accident.
There are many critics of lane splitting. In fact, California is the only place in the country that allows lane splitting for motorcyclists because so many people in the United States believe that the practice is dangerous. If you are injured in a car accident while passing between lanes, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is likely to try to use that information against you. The insurance company may attempt to prove that you were acting in a reckless or dangerous manner by lane splitting and use that to offer you less than you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses. If you are a motorcyclist who was injured by a driver while passing in a shared lane, you will need to build a very strong argument in your favor to successfully settle your claim—and the going could be rough.
If you have already been injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident that involved riding between lanes of traffic, an experienced California personal injury attorney can be a valuable ally and guide. The OC motorcycle accident attorneys with Russell & Lazarus understand the difficulties that you face, and we would like to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Please give us a call today at (949) 851-0222 to learn more in a completely free, no-obligation consultation.