Posted on Dec 1, 2016 3:44pm PST

Motorcycle laws are more complex than other motor vehicle laws, and California has some of the most stringent laws in the nation. Since there are so many facets of the law, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney if you or someone you know is ever injured in an accident.

Here is a brief overview of motorcycle accident law in California:

  • California is the only state where “lane splitting” is legal. This means that motorcyclists are allowed to move between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.
  • California law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, regardless of age.
  • Daytime headlights are required for all motorcycles manufactured after 1978.
  • Motorcyclists are required to carry insurance of at least $15,000 for injury/death to one person, $30,000 for injury/death to multiple people, and $5,000 for property damage.
  • If a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, he or she only has two years in which to file a lawsuit under the statute of limitations.

The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley has an intricate understanding of California motorcycle laws and knows what it takes to be successful in a motorcycle accident case. If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, we are prepared to fight on your behalf to hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients – compensation that our clients deserve to pay for damages including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Ambulance bills
  • Cost of prescription medicine
  • Damage to your motorcycle
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering

Do not delay in putting a Northern California motorcycle accident lawyer on your side after an accident. Get the help you need by calling us at (530) 413-0245, or fill out an online contact form and we will be in touch with your shortly.

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