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Modesto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Heidari Law Group

Heidari Law Group (Buena Park Office)
17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614

tel: (949) 239-1020

fax: (949) 239-1021

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer




With the beautiful climate Modesto enjoys all year round, it is the perfect place to get out on your motorcycle for a thrilling ride. Unfortunately, not all motorcycle rides end safely. If you have been injured while on your bike in a crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence, or carelessness, you can file a claim for compensation. Contrary to what many people think, these claims are not the same as other motor vehicle accident claims. 

Insurance companies and even state courts have certain biases against motorcycle operators. They often think they are reckless and dangerous people, even though this is not true. These entities often require education about the nature of motorcycles and how they are operated before accident victims can claim the full damages they are entitled to. Additionally, state law also makes filing a claim more complicated for bikers. Our Modesto motorcycle accident lawyer can help you through the process so you claim the full settlement you deserve.

The Law on Lane Splitting in Modesto

Lane splitting occurs when a motorcyclist travels between two lanes of slowed or stopped traffic. Lane splitting allows bikers to move more quickly through congested traffic. California is the only state in the country that does not prohibit lane splitting. The Golden State did make lane splitting illegal at one time but today, it is no longer addressed in the statutes.

When a motorcycle accident was caused by a driver’s negligence, they often use the fact that a biker was lane splitting against them. They argue that lane splitting is a dangerous act, and one the motorcyclist should not have been engaging in. However, due to the fact that lane splitting is not explicitly against the law, this argument is not valid. As long as bikers comply with the law, they cannot be held liable for lane splitting alone. Motorcyclists should only lane split between two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction, and they should travel ten miles below the posted speed limit when doing so.

The Law on Motorcycle Helmets in Modesto

In Modesto, as throughout the rest of California, all motorcyclists and their passengers must wear a motorcycle helmet that is in compliance with the standards outlined by the Department of Transportation. It is essential that all motorcyclists wear an appropriate helmet so they are protected in the event of a crash. The chances of fatality are much greater for motorcyclists who do not wear a proper helmet and are involved in a serious crash.

Wearing a helmet can also help protect any accident claim you file after a crash. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time, the negligent driver who hit you will use that fact to their advantage. They will likely argue that you are not entitled to full damages because you were not wearing a helmet. They may also claim that if you had complied with the law, you would not have sustained such serious injuries. Under the comparative negligence laws in the state, they may be successful with this argument, which will result in a lower settlement amount.

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If you have been seriously hurt in a crash, you do have legal options for claiming the compensation you need. Still, you should never go through the process alone. At Heidari Law Group, P.C., our Modesto motorcycle accident lawyer will collect the necessary evidence that will prove you deserve the full amount of damages that will help you make a full recovery from your injuries. Call us today or reach out to us online to schedule a free case evaluation in English or Spanish with one of our seasoned attorneys and to learn more about how we can help.

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