Under California law, a motorcycle is treated the same as if it were any other automobile, and the same procedures apply to motorcycle accident cases as they are applied in car accident cases. Therefore, you have an equal right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for personal injury or wrongful death as any other person who has been injured or had a loved one killed as a result of an automobile accident.
Lane splitting is legal under California law, which means that motorcycles can pass other vehicles that are driving in the same direction within the same lane. Therefore, drivers of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles have to use a reasonable standard of care in keeping an eye out for motorcycles, controlling their vehicle speed, and controlling the movement of their vehicles within the lane. If they do not, they can be held liable for their negligence.