Helmet cameras are increasing in popularity among cyclists and motorcycle riders. These popular devices capture footage of motorcycle rides on the go, which is often used to make videos and other types of social media content.
However, motorcyclists can use helmet cam footage for another important purpose: evidence for a motorcycle accident claim. When you are injured in an accident, video from a helmet camera can help prove your right to compensation in an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Proving a Motorcycle Accident Claim in California
Like many states, California follows a fault-based system when it comes to car accidents. Drivers…
Lane splitting occurs when a motorcyclist travels between lanes, rather than riding in the same lane as motor vehicles. A popular tactic for navigating traffic gridlock, lane splitting is a controversial practice.
Laws governing lane splitting vary from state to state. While many states prohibit motorcyclists from engaging in this behavior, California does not have any law forbidding lane splitting. However, motorcyclists who are injured while lane splitting can face unique challenges during an insurance claim or lawsuit.
California’s Lane Splitting Laws
In California, all motorcyclists have a duty to follow the rules of the road and operate their vehicles…
A motorcycle accident can be a severe and traumatic event. When these incidents occur, drivers have a duty to pull over and exchange contact and insurance information with the victim. Unfortunately, some motorists flee the scene of the accident, leaving the motorcyclist without the necessary details to file a claim.
If you are involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident in California, it is important to remain calm and seek help as soon as possible. By following some crucial steps, you can protect yourself and preserve your right to compensation.
Call the Police
As soon as possible after the…
It is no secret that motor vehicle drivers need a license to operate a car in California. However, many people do not realize that licensing requirements apply to other motorized vehicles as well. For people who ride motorized scooters, it is necessary to have a driver’s license in order to operate the vehicle.
Failure to comply with this law can not only result in penalties, but it could also impact a person’s ability to recover compensation after a collision. If you drive a motorized scooter, it is important to obtain the appropriate license.
What Is a Motorized Scooter?
A Good friend of mine who is also a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer used to advertise to motorcyclists, using the slogan “Because they just can’t see you.” And of course, lawyers defending drivers who have injured motorcycle riders often try to exploit the prejudice that many jurors and judges have against motorcyclists by subtly asking jurors to forgive the offending drivers because “these motorcycle riders are just so hard to see.”
While we cannot honestly argue that motorcycles are as easy to see as automobiles or trucks or buses, we do know that the motorcycle and the rider…