Lane splitting is a common, even expected, practice of motorcycle riders around the world. In the United States lane splitting is illegal in every state but California. Lane splitting explicitly became legal in California on January 1, 2017. Other states considering whether to legalize lane splitting are looking to California for guidance. One of the big questions is whether lane splitting reduces motorcycle accident injuries. What is lane splitting? Lane splitting, also called lane sharing, … [Read more...]
What Will You Most Likely Injure in a Motorcycle Accident?
More than 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. The bike itself provides no protection to riders or passengers. The other vehicles involved in a motorcycle crash usually have more weight, bulk and safety features than the motorcycle. This means motorcycle riders need to take special precautions, and drive defensively. As a motorcycle accident lawyer I have found that riders who place emphasis on helmets, eye protection and … [Read more...]
These Questions Determine if You Can Sue for Wrongful Death After a Motorcycle Crash
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are 30 times more likely to die in a collision than drivers and occupants of cars. The loss of someone you love can change your life forever. In addition to the emotional impact, when a family member is killed in a motorcycle accident, it can also have a significant financial impact. You may be able to sue for wrongful death after a motorcycle crash to receive compensation for both economic and non-financial … [Read more...]
What Is Comparative Negligence And How Does It Apply To Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries or wrongful death, and significant damages. For that reason, the insurance company representing the at-fault driver in a motorcycle accident case will almost always claim there was comparative negligence, and that the motorcyclist was at least partially to blame for his or her own injuries or death. What is Comparative Negligence? Comparative negligence is a legal theory used in personal injury cases. The theory is that … [Read more...]
What Can I Do To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents?
There is nothing any of us can do to guarantee we won't be in an accident one day. The best we can do is to be aware of the situations that most commonly cause accidents so we can reduce the risk of being in one. That is more important for motorcycles than other motor vehicles, since motorcycles are smaller and have less protection for riders than other vehicles. In most cases, simply knowing how to protect yourself from other drivers can help you avoid a motorcycle accident. Tips on How … [Read more...]
Can I Recover My Damages If I Wasn’t Wearing A Helmet During A Motorcycle Accident?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorcycle ownership is at an all-time high. As more motorcyclists have taken to the road, rider fatalities have grown even more rapidly, especially compared to cars. This has spurred nearly all states to implement some form of helmet law. California is one of 19 states that has instituted a universal helmet law requiring all riders to wear helmets. The purpose of helmet laws is to try to limit the severity of injuries resulting … [Read more...]
Free Report: Should Motorcyclists Use Go Pro Cameras On Their Helmets?
The lack of protection surrounding riders makes them more vulnerable to serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists know they must be alert at all times, but when motorcycle accidents occur, at-fault drivers often claim the riders were to blame. Go Pro Cameras are very useful in providing evidence about how the accident really occurred. Click here to read the whole article or download the PDF. … [Read more...]
Covina Police Mourn the Loss of an Officer as They Investigate the Accident
Covina Police Officer Jordan Corder, 28, was killed in a collision with an SUV on Citrus Avenue at Puente Street. Corder was thrown from his motorcycle when he collided with a Honda CRV as it was making a left turn. Corder was transported to Citrus Valley Medical Center, Inter-Community Campus where he later died. The 75-year-old woman driving the SUV was transported to the same hospital. She was treated for pain to her right side and released. The accident is under … [Read more...]