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Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcyclist may decide to ride between two lanes of traffic in order to cut through stopped or slow-moving cars. Although a rider may be physically able to do this, Denver law doesn’t support this maneuver, known as lane splitting, due to how dangerous it is. While lane splitting allows motorcyclists to move quickly through traffic, it also puts them and nearby motorists at considerable danger for a collision. If either the motorcyclist or the other vehicle is moving fast enough, these collisions can be very destructive and cause severe injuries to both parties.

If your injuries were caused by a motorcyclist’s reckless use of the space between two lanes of traffic, you may be entitled to file for financial compensation for the cost of your injuries and other expenses related to the accident. For a free consultation regarding your legal options, contact a Denver vehicle accident lawyer at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today by calling (303) 423-1770.


Factors Making Lane Splitting Even More Dangerous

Motorcyclists are legally supposed to avoid lane splitting, as it’s an extremely dangerous maneuver, whether a rider is well-trained or not. However, lane splitting can prove even more dangerous in the following situations:

  • During bad weather
  • On a poorly maintained road
  • With an inexperienced rider
  • Attempting the maneuver when traffic is moving quickly

When a motorcyclist chooses to lane split, whether in these conditions or otherwise, they are putting themselves and other drivers at serious risk of being involved in a traumatic accident and should be held liable for this negligence.


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Lane splitting can be very dangerous and may leave you with severe injuries as a result. To learn more about your legal options if you’ve sustained an injury because of someone attempting to lane split on the road, contact a Denver personal injury attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770 today.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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