Motorcycle Rider’s and Lane Splitting

Motorcyclist in Massachusetts are not alone, they have protections in this state. Many of the bike accidents in this state occur because of negligent motor vehicle drivers. Motorcycle Rider's and Lane Splitting

However, protecting your rights after a collision may not be so easy since the insurance companies work diligently to minimize the settlements in these motorcycle claims.

The most important thing to know right away is that lane splitting is not legal in Massachusetts. “Lane splitting” happens when a motorcycle drives in between to side-by-side lanes of traffic that are each moving in the same direction – essentially riding in between two cars.

Two motorcycles are, however, allowed to ride side-by-side sharing a lane.

It is common for the public to think that motorcyclist are a whole different class of vehicle drivers. Motorists see motorcyclist as a problem and a distraction, as of they should not be allowed on the road. This is a dangerous belief that motorists share because it can lead to reckless driving. If drivers view motorcyclist differently, then they will not exercise all due caution to prevent injury to them. They may not give them as much room on the highway, or even try to push them off the highway.

motorcyclist have an equal right to share the road. If you’ve been injured in a Massachusetts motorcycle accident, please know that you have the right to share the road safely, just as all the other motorists. As such, if you are injured you are equally entitled to damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 for a consultation to evaluate your case.

If you have lost a loved one to a negligent driver accident, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 to discuss how you can obtain justice for your loved one.

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