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Long Island Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 

Long Island Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 

Lane Splitting Accident Attorney in Elmhurst, NY Fights to Recover Compensation for Clients Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island 

Motorcycle lane splitting is a fairly common practice in New York. However, this doesn’t mean it is legal or safe. This practice is not only illegal in New York, but also quite dangerous. It is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders use lane splitting to weave through traffic and avoid getting stuck in traffic. However, because motorcycles are small vehicles and move between lanes, automobile drivers may not see them, which can result in an accident. When an accident does occur, there could be injuries and extensive damage to property. It helps to have an experienced Long Island lane splitting motorcycle accident lawyer fighting in your corner to recover the compensation you deserve. 

The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. are highly skilled and experienced in personal injury law as well as motor vehicle and traffic accident law. We know how devastating an accident can be. We’ve witnessed the far-reaching impact of accidents on the victims and their loved ones. We are committed to helping accident victims recover full compensation for their injuries. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lane splitting accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY and learn about your rights and options. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to accident victims in need of answers. 

What is Lane Splitting and why is It Dangerous? 

When a motorcycle rider weaves between cars instead of staying in one lane, this is called “lane splitting.” Motorcycle riders often engage in lane splitting in congested areas when traffic has come to a complete stop or when it’s moving slowly so that they can bypass traffic and avoid having to wait. However, lane splitting is a dangerous practice because: 

  • People in motor vehicles may open a door as the motorcycle is driving by. 
  • Moving vehicles may change lanes suddenly and without looking in the rear mirror colliding with motorcycles 
  • Drivers of large vehicles such as large trucks have a large blind spot. They may not see motorcycle riders that are lane splitting 
  • Distracted drivers may not see motorcycles 
  • vehicles entering or exiting highways may not see motorcycles in between lanes. 

How can Lane Splitting Accidents be Avoided? 

Lane splitting motorcycle accidents are avoidable. The following are some guidelines that can be used to avoid an accident: 

  • always observe traffic laws including those that prohibit lane splitting 
  • avoid driving aggressively, and leave enough room for other motorists including motorcycle riders. 
  • Stay aware of what is happening around you at all times. Avoid distractions such as using a mobile device while driving. 
  • Always check mirrors before changing lanes 
  • Avoid getting into positions while riding a motorcycle that places you in a vehicle’s blind spot 
  • Ensure your vehicle or motorcycle is in good condition. 

Liability in Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accidents

The law in New York allows victims of accidents to seek compensation for their injuries from the party whose negligence or reckless actions caused the accident. If you have been involved in a lane splitting motorcycle accident, you can seek compensation from the party or parties that caused or contributed to causing the accident. Some of the parties that can be held liable for lane-splitting motorcycle accidents include: 

  • the motorcycle rider 
  • another driver 
  • the government for bad road conditions that resulted in the accident 
  • A manufacturer of a defective part in the motorcycle that resulted in the crash. 

Consult an experienced Long Island lane splitting motorcycle accident lawyer to determine your options and the best way to recover compensation. 

Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Consult with an Experienced Long Island Lane Splitting Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 

Lane splitting is a common yet dangerous practice. If you have been involved in a lane splitting motorcycle accident, you should get in touch with us. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced lane splitting accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY. Our experienced and skilled attorneys would be glad to review your case for free and advise you on your rights and options. We have the skills, knowledge, and resources to fight for compensation on your behalf. 

Contact us now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions Lane Splitting Accidents in Long Island 

Is lane splitting legal in Long Island?

New York law does not permit lane splitting. Guidelines for lane splitting are outlined in VAT 1252. New York laws and regulations protect the right of motorcycle riders to use lanes in full. Motor vehicle drivers are not permitted to drive in a way that deprives motorcycle riders of full use of their lane.

Motorcycle riders, on the other hand, are not permitted to operate their motorcycles between traffic lanes or near rows or lines of motor vehicles. They are also not permitted to operate more than two motorcycles side by side in the same lane.

The limitations outlined for lane splitting, however, do not apply to police officers in the line of duty.

Is lane splitting common in Long Island?

Lane splitting is fairly common, especially when there is heavy traffic. Motorcyclists use lane splitting to weave through heavy traffic and avoid waiting in line for a long time. However, while this practice is fairly common, it is still illegal. If a motorcycle driver is found to be lane splitting, they can receive a ticket.

Lane splitting is especially dangerous and can result in an accident. If you have been involved in an accident with a motorcycle rider that was lane splitting, contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to schedule a consultation with an experienced lane splitting accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY. We’ll investigate your case and fight to recover full compensation for your injuries and damages.

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