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Motorcycle Lane-Splitting and Risk of Injury

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The allure of the open road and the wind on your leather jacket is overwhelming for many motorcycle riders. The great weather and roads of California make it a major destination and one where thousands of bikers travel each year.

New laws allowing lane-splitting by motorcyclists are at the center of concern about accidents. The practice is widely used after becoming legal in California in 2014. The rate of motorcycle fatalities has edged down, even though the absolute numbers of deaths has increased over a decade ago. Most motorcyclists know that lane splitting is now legal, while a bare majority realize it.

A Spreading Practice, but Little Public Education

The Wall Street Journal reports that the practice may soon be legal outside of California. According to recent data, only 53% of car and truck drivers recognize that lane splitting is legal in the state. This increases the risk of a severe accident due to ignorance.

When in need of legal advice, look no further than motorcyclist and attorney Michael Ehline. As the head attorney of his law firm, he understands the rules of the road and how some bikers are treated by the law and other attorneys. He and his team are specialized in motorcycle accidents and related injuries. He’s fought for bikers before and won– and has won hundreds of similar cases across the state of California. Ehline Law is the foremost firm for motorcycle issues and stands ready to help anyone injured in a lane splitting incident.

Michael and his team work tirelessly and will answer the phone 24/7. They will travel anywhere in the Golden State to meet with clients and to make sure that their voice is heard. His expert knowledge in precedent and case study makes him a threat in the courtroom and in negotiations. Michael and his partners can challenge the big insurance companies not willing to pay out for medical treatment or a reckless driver that collided with you. Ehline Law makes sure that medical bills, pain and anguish, and lost work are all covered for the victim.

Contact the Ehline Law Firm today for more information. We’ll come to you and work on a contingency basis. We don’t ask for a penny unless we win for you. Call or email us anytime and let us work for you.