Under California law, a motorcycle is treated the same as 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 due to an automobile accident.
Lane splitting is legal under California law, which means that motorcycles can pass other vehicles 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.
PARRIS has successfully fought for victims of motorcycle accidents before. One PARRIS client received a $31.5 million jury verdict after a contentious legal battle following a catastrophic motorcycle accident. Another received a $7.7 million settlement after a garbage truck collided with our client, an on-duty CHP officer.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact PARRIS today for a free case consultation. You pay no fees until we win for you the compensation you deserve.