Santa Clara Lane Splitting Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Crash Attorney in San Benito County
Lane splitting is legal in California. The act of lane splitting involves a motorcyclist driving between lanes of traffic. Lane splitting can be a fast and efficient means of travel for a motorcyclist, and can help alleviate traffic congestion and reduce wait times for all drivers.
Unfortunately, lane splitting is not always safe for motorcyclists. Their safety is threatened by inattentive and negligent motorists with whom they share the road. If you or a loved one has been injured while lane splitting in California, you may be entitled to compensation.
Free consultation: Talk to a personal injury attorney about your motorcycle accident in a no-cost consultation. Simply complete our online contact form to reach the San Jose office of Attorney John J. Garvey, III.
Causes of California Lane Splitting Accidents
- Lane encroachment — When a motorist swerves over into the next lane.
- Unsafe lane changes — When a motorist fails to look before changing lanes, for example.
- Distracted driving — When a motorist is distracted due to cell phone use while driving, texting while driving, using a GPS while driving, etc.
A negligent driver can be held responsible for injuries that result in a lane splitting accident. We can help you seek maximum compensation for all accident-related costs and expenses, including medical bills, rehabilitation and lost wages. We can also help you pursue a wrongful death claim if a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Injuries that occur while lane splitting tend to be very serious. When a car swerves into the path of a motorcyclist, the motorcyclist may be thrown off the vehicle. A motorcyclist may be crushed between two vehicles when one driver fails to look before changing lanes. Talk to a lawyer if your life has changed due to a motorcycle accident.
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Contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, to schedule a free consultation. Simply call 408-293-7777 for an appointment. Motorcycle accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, so if you do not collect compensation, you will not owe any legal fees.