Omaha Lane-Splitting Accident Attorney
Though lane-splitting is illegal in Nebraska and you may be held partially responsible for a crash, there may still be reason to file a claim against a motorist who hit you.
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If you have been involved in a motorcycle lane-splitting accident, please contact a Omaha motorcycle accident attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today at (402) 505-8234. We’ll go over your legal rights and discuss whether there is a way to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
Lane-splitting refers to driving a motorcycle between lanes of traffic on a road. It is often used to navigate between vehicles that are moving slowly or stopped due to traffic or an accident. Simply changing lanes is not lane-splitting—instead, it refers to extended time spent between lanes, usually moving between other vehicles.
No, lane-splitting is expressly forbidden by Nebraska traffic laws. There is a movement across the country to make lane-splitting legal in multiple states, but so far, it is only allowed in California. This means that motorcyclists who engage in lane-splitting in Nebraska can be subject to traffic tickets and fines, and it can be considered an act of negligence if a collision occurs.
Nebraska uses a "contributory negligence" method for determining who is responsible for an accident and liable for damages. This means that all people involved in a collision might be partially responsible, and the amount they contributed to the collision reduces the damages they are awarded in a civil claim.
To put it simply, if a jury decides that a motorcyclist is 40% at fault for the collision due to lane-splitting and awards $100,000 in damages, the motorcyclist will only receive $60,000 in the end. However, if you are a motorcyclist who’s been hurt in a collision, a partial recovery can go a long way toward paying your bills and getting you back up on your feet.
If you have been in a motorcycle crash, call our Omaha injury lawyer at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case. We’ll go over what happened, let you know if you have a legal case for compensation.
- Crossing the Line on Motorcycle Safety
- Motorcycle Operator Manual - Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
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