Motorcycle Accidents

M.Lawrence Lallande – a Rider who Fights for Riders Rights

There is a common misperception among the general populace at large that motorcyclists aren’t entitled to the same rights as everyone else on the road. Because a motorcycle gives its rider less protection than a car would, some people assume that riding a motorcycle itself constitutes a recklessly dangerous act. When a motorcycle accident occurs, some people may be predisposed to think that the rider was somehow asking for it.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Contact Lallande Law PLC today for a free consultation with an attorney who not only rides a bike and has himself survived a motorcycle accident, but who is also passionate about bringing justice and fair compensation to each and every client he represents. He is also fully fluent in English and Español. For a free initial consultation with Lallande Law PLC, fill in the contact form or call (800) 308-8800.

Most Motorcycle accidents are not the riders fault

When a motorbike is driven safely, it is perfectly safe. Since riders know how catastrophic it would be for them to crash, they tend to be more defensive than other drivers on the road. Riders are more aware of other traffic, both because their vision isn’t obstructed by a car’s interior and also because, quite simply, their lives depend on it.

Even techniques like lane splitting are perfectly legal and safe when riders execute them at a reasonable speed. The trouble is, when motorcyclists ride safely and obey the rules of the road, nobody seems to notice. And that’s precisely the problem – motorcycles are smaller, so no matter how well behaved they are on the road, car and truck drivers often simply fail to notice them. If the rider doesn’t have enough time to react, the resulting crash can cause a catastrophic injury or even wrongful death

Accidents are particularly common on Southern California freeways like 710, 110, 405, 5, 10, 7, 105, 605, 91 and the Ortega Highway. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, or if a loved one has, contact Lallande Law PLC today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney who knows how to fight for riders’ rights by filling in the contact form or calling (800) 308-8800.