Get an Aggressive Lane Splitting Accident Lawyer to Win Your Case
Anyone who has been sitting in traffic on a Texas, Louisiana, or Florida road or highway has witnessed at one time or another a motorcycle flying by them and switching car lanes. This activity is referred to as lane splitting. Motorcyclists frequently lane split through heavy traffic to pass slow driver or stopped vehicles. Although lane splitting is fairly standard, it is only legal in California. Lane splitting is illegal in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, despite the fact that it has been proven to be a safe action, helping motorcyclists avoid rear-end accidents and eases congestion for motorists in general.
Motorcycles are intrinsically dangerous and study after study has shown that motorcyclists are the most at-risk for drivers of the road for suffering fatal accidents.
In fact, a motorcyclist is five times more likely to be involved in an injury accident, and approximately 30 times more inclined to be killed in a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you or a loved one were involved in a mishap while lane splitting, then you should talk with a dedicated and tenacious lane splitting accident lawyer. The Testa Law Group will fight tooth and nail to get you and your family the compensation that you deserve. Contact us at 877-780-9052 for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Lane Splitting Laws
Motorcycle lane splitting is illegal in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Nevertheless, there has been a lot of controversy about lane splitting, and research has shown that motorcycle lane splitting eases traffic congestion and lowers the chances for rear-end motor vehicle accidents.
Liability for Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accident
Because motorcycle lane splitting is illegal in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, you will need a dedicated and diligent attorney to help you seek an injury claim. A Testa Law Group lane splitting accident lawyer can help prove that despite illegal lane splitting operation, the driver of the passenger vehicle was the cause and is more at fault for the injuries sustained. For example, the driver of the motor vehicle struck your motorcycle may have been changing lanes illegally, speeding, or weaving in and out of traffic. To have a successful motorcycle lane splitting accident claim, your lane splitting accident lawyer will have to prove the following:
- The driver of the motor vehicle/passenger vehicle was negligent, reckless, careless and acting in ways that were harmful to other motorists on the road.
- The motorcyclist was driving not speeding, cutting off other vehicles, or weaving in and out of traffic.
- The motorcyclist is not a novice rider and is trained or experienced in riding.
Can a Motorcyclist Receive Compensation for a Lane Splitting Accident?
Yes. While motorcycle lane splitting is illegal, it does not prohibit motorcyclists who are injured while lane splitting from seeking financial compensation in a suit. Motorcyclists may receive payment for injuries endured while lane splitting if their misfortune was the result of:
- Road or highway defects
- The negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another driver
Payment for Damages Sustained in a Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accident
If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident because of lane splitting, then your lane splitting accident lawyer will seek money damages for:
- Property damage or loss
- Loss of joy of life
- Medical bills
- Cost of physical therapy
- Lost wages
In the sad event, you and your family lost a loved one in a motorcycle lane splitting disaster, you and your family may be able to seek compensation for:
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (medical benefits and retirement)
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they passed
- Loss of household duties the deceased performed
- Loss of love, companionship, and affection, etc.
Get a Tenacious Lane Splitting Accident Lawyer to Win Your Case
A dedicated and tough lane splitting accident lawyer with the Testa Law Group is prepared to help motorcycle accident victims through this challenging and unpleasant time. Let us help you and your family by calling us at 877-780-9052 to receive a free case consultation with an experienced lane splitting accident lawyer.