Motorcycle Accident – Passing & Lane Splitting
San Francisco | San Jose | Oakland | San Rafael CA
Under California law, a driver passing another vehicle or bicycle must generally pass on the left and must maintain a safe distance so as not to interfere with the vehicle being overtaken (California Vehicle Code, Section 21750). In California, unlike other states, the practice of lane splitting or white-lining by a motorcyclist is permitted, provided it is done in a safe and prudent manner (California Driver Handbook). Other vehicles passing you or changing lanes (when you are lane splitting) must still do so at a safe distance.
If you have been injured by a passing motorist while riding a motorcycle, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for all your injuries. At Weber & Nierenberg, we have protected the rights of personal injury victims across northern California and the greater San Francisco Bay area for nearly 30 years. We place a high priority on personal service and attention, working directly with you at all times, whether you have just contacted us about a case or we are in negotiations or trial in an effort to resolve your claim. We offer a rare combination of the resources and knowledge you customarily find at a large law office with the flexibility and quick response time typical of a small law practice.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries | Illegal Passing and Lane Splitting
Because we have handled motorcycle accident claims for more than a quarter of a century, we have built a strong and reliable network of experts to help prepare the best case for your recovery. We will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your injury, so that we can identify all responsible parties. At Weber & Nierenberg, we will help you seek full and fair compensation for all injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, such as lost income or wages, the costs of medical care (including rehabilitation or physical therapy), physical pain and suffering, and the loss of comfort, care or companionship.
San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney
We take motorcycle accident claims involving all types of injuries, including serious and catastrophic losses such as broken bones, scarring and disfigurement, brain and spinal cord injury, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims.
Contact Weber & Nierenberg
At Weber & Nierenberg, we provide a no-cost consultation to every new client. Contact our office by e-mail or call us toll-free at 1-866-288-6010 to schedule an appointment with a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident Attorney. All motorcycle and bicycle accident claims are handled on a contingent-fee basis. We will only charge legal fees if we recover compensation for your losses.
Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.
At Weber and Nierenberg we understand your anxiety about getting all of your medical bills paid, loss of earnings reimbursed, compensation for pain, suffering or the loss of a loved one and the costs of high quality legal representation. We provide an initial evaluation of your claim at no charge to you. If you decide to retain us we will negotiate a contingency fee with you that you are comfortable with so that you will not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we get you compensation for your losses.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Motorcycle Accident Clients
Our 36-year-old client was lawfully driving his motorcycle on I-80 near Hayward when a commuter van suddenly and without warning changed lanes into him, striking his motorcycle and foot. The defendant claimed that our client was speeding because he looked in his rear-view mirror and never saw our client. Our motorcycle expert reconstructed the accident and helped us prove our client wasn’t speeding. Our client suffered a severe foot fracture, requiring surgery and a career change.
Our 30-year-old client from Vallejo was driving his motorcycle slightly above the speed limit when a slow-moving backhoe in front of him moved partially into the shoulder and then started turning left in front of our client, causing him to lay down his motorcycle, fracture his back and injure his spinal cord, which required spinal fusions at two vertebral levels. The adverse party predictably argued that our client was going at an excessive speed, but our expert motorcycle accident reconstructionist proved otherwise.