Motorcycle accidents happen fast, often when you least expect them. Sometimes, they happen when a motorcyclist rides in between two lanes of traffic. Riders call this practice “lane splitting.” Is it legal? Whose libel?
Depends who you ask. According to some experts, “lane splitting” is against the law in every state across the country except California. Massachusetts’s law seems to clearly state that lane splitting is illegal statewide. But accidents are complicated. Sometimes, situations are not clear-cut. Numerous factors can contribute to any motorcycle accident.
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The other driver may claim you were recklessly weaving in and out of traffic when the accident took place. That’s why it’s vital you take control of the situation. Here are some suggested steps you should take immediately after your motorcycle accident:
- Contact the police. Make sure they write down your side of the story.
- Take down the full names, addresses and phone numbers of everyone who witnessed the accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured, documenting your injuries could significantly improve your ability to win any legal battle.