M. Lawrence Lallande is a rider who fights for riders’ rights.


There is a common misconception among the general population that motorcyclists aren’t entitled to the same rights as everyone else on the road. Because a motorcycle gives its rider less protection than a car would, some people assume that riding a motorcycle itself constitutes a recklessly dangerous act. When a motorcycle crash occurs, some people may be predisposed to think that the rider was somehow asking for it. Nothing could be farther from the truth.


Most motorcycle crashes are not the rider’s fault. When a motorbike is driven safely, it is perfectly safe. Since riders know how catastrophic it would be for them to crash, they tend to be more defensive than other drivers on the road. Riders are more aware of other traffic, both because their vision isn’t obstructed by a car’s interior and also because, quite simply, their lives depend on it.


Even techniques like lane splitting are perfectly legal and safe when riders execute them at a reasonable speed. The trouble is, when motorcyclists ride safely and obey the rules of the road, nobody seems to notice. And that’s precisely the problem – motorcycles are smaller, so no matter how well behaved they are on the road, car and truck drivers often simply fail to notice them. If the rider doesn’t have enough time to react, the resulting crash can cause a catastrophic injury or even wrongful death


At Lallande Law, PLC, we know how to fight for riders’ rights and have successfully represented several individuals who have been injured while riding a motorcycle due to the negligence of others.


If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, contact Lallande Law, PLC today by filling in the contact form or calling (800) 308-8800 for a free consultation with an attorney who not only rides a motorcycle and has himself survived a motorcycle crash, but who is also passionate about bringing justice and fair compensation to each and every client he represents.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and emails. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Please note that the attorneys at this office are licensed to practice law in the State of California only. We cannot give advice about legal matters in any other state, but would be happy to assist you in locating suitable local counsel with whom we may have a referral relationship. 



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