San Fernando Valley Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Lane Splitting
While it can be a controversial topic for motorists, lane splitting by motorcyclists is allowed on California roads, as long as it is done in a safe and prudent manner. Unfortunately, motorists don’t always see motorcycles as they are lane splitting, resulting in devastating accidents and severe injuries.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, The Law Office of Rosenstock and Azran can help you pursue justice. We represent injured bikers throughout the Valley, including those in Reseda, Van Nuys and North Hollywood.
Recent case: We recently represented a motorcyclist who was struck by a vehicle, which changed lanes into the motorcycle. Our client sustained a broken leg and a low back injury. The result was a $750,000 recovery for our client.
Injured While Lane Splitting in Encino? We Can Help.
Our Encino attorneys have been representing motorcycle accident victims for more than 30 years and are committed to securing full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and mental anguish.
If you choose us to handle your motorcycle accident claim, we will stand by your side from beginning to end, providing you with the personalized legal services and straightforward advice you need. If you don’t collect compensation, we don’t collect a fee. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.
What Is Lane Splitting?
Lane splitting is a practice used by many motorcycle riders, which can involve a motorcycle using the space between two parallel vehicles in adjacent traffic lanes of travel, to proceed during heavy traffic by sharing a lane with a vehicle. It places a lot of responsibility on motorcycle riders, who must use their judgment to determine whether it is safe or prudent to engage in this practice at a given time.
Depending on how your accident occurred, you could be viewed as having contributed to it, reducing the amount of compensation you are entitled to. We can take steps to determine liability or fault in your accident. If you have questions about your case or the compensation you deserve, we encourage you to get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation.