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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. 

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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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If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, then you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the damages you’ve experienced, whether directly through the responsible party, or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will specialize in tort law and focus on winning economic and non-economic damages for their clients, whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

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We understand the immediate concerns that you will have, which include paying your bills, getting to and from work and doctors’ appointments, taking care of your daily responsibilities, we want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and we can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

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Our results speak for themselves. We fight hard for all of our clients and obtain unrivaled results. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or settle for small amounts and turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients get justice for over 30 years.

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Our office sets itself apart because we do not just return phone calls but we call our clients at least every 30 days for a status update on your case and if there is no update we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients and we do our best to keep you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. We have a big firm reputation but a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can include injuries sustained as a result of dental and medical malpractice, product liability, and assault claims but they more commonly refer to these types of injuries:

Car accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole, or building at no fault of your own. After a car accident, working with a New York personal injury lawyer is an important first step.

Truck accidents

When your truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident because of the recklessness of others. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help fighting to get fairly compensated for your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement, and our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation will help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property as a result of their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Nassau County property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction accidents

An injury sustained as the result of working on a construction site. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents.

Wrongful death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you deserve.

Medical Mal Practice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and the New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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