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When Lane Splitting Contributes to a Bad Motorcycle Accident

By Joseph Low on October 20, 2023

A line of motorcycles lane splitting between cars on the highway.

Lane splitting occurs when a motorcyclist rides between two lanes of traffic or two rows of vehicles. Bikers often engage in lane splitting when traffic is at a standstill or moving slowly. Technically, this is known as lane filtering. Lane splitting reduces traffic congestion, helps riders stay in control of their bikes, and may reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.

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The Hazards of Road Rash

By Joseph Low on July 1, 2022

injured victim receiving E.R. medical help

Causes of Road Rash

Road rash occurs where the driver or passenger falls from the motorcycle onto the road and is dragged for a distance along the road. The risk and effects of road rash is well known in motorcycling communities due to how frequently it happens.

Protective measures are often undertaken, however, leather and even additional padding cannot always prevent the skin from coming into contact with the road and other surfaces. Other accidents causing road rash also include skateboarding, cycling, walking or jogging outdoors, and treadmill use.

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Dangers Motorcyclists Face on Los Angeles Highways

By Joseph Low on June 8, 2022

motorcyclist driving in risky conditions

Riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car under any circumstances. On Los Angeles highways, riders may face even greater dangers. Commuter traffic, road construction, semi tractor-trailers on the road, and unexpected driving conditions can increase the risk of a motorcycle crash. Certain roads and highways in and around LA can be hazardous for motorcyclists, including I-405 near Long Beach.

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Laying a Bike Down and No Contact Motorcycle Accidents Explained

By Joseph Low on September 22, 2020

motorcyclist in head-to-toe gear driving on the road

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a motorcyclist is being hit by a negligent driver. Not only was the driver careless in their behavior, but they allowed their recklessness to severely injure a motorcyclist. However, not all motorcycle accidents involve a car striking a rider. There are situations where a driver may swerve into the motorcyclist’s lane, pushing them off the road, or even stop suddenly in front of them, forcing the motorcyclist to lay down their bike.

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Why You Should Always Consider Road Rash a Serious Injury

By Joseph Low on March 18, 2020

man trying to bandage his injured hand

Riding your motorcycle can be one of the most exciting and practical ways to get around Long Beach and LA, but riding in these areas comes with risks. As a rider, if you are in an accident, you are far more likely to be injured, even in a slow speed collision.

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