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  • California Begins Legalizing Lane Splitting for Motorcyclists

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 11, 2016

    Members of the California State Assembly passed a bill with a vote of 69-0 on August 4, 2016 that will allow the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to establish guidelines surrounding lane splitting by motorcycles. This bill still needs to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown before it becomes official. For those not aware, lane splitting is a tactic used by motorcyclists to avoid traffic where ...
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  • Focusing on Motorcyclist Safety

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 29, 2014

    As Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month comes to an end, we would like to stress the importance of motorcyclist safety on San Diego roadways. As motorists, we need to share the road with motorcycles and to be particularly alert of their presence. As motorcycle riders, we need to ride smart and sober to reduce our chances of being injured in collisions. May marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in ...
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  • San Diego Police Dept Faces $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 21, 2014

    The family of a motorcyclist killed in a police-involved collision has filed a $50 million claim against the San Diego Police Department, claiming a patrol officer was at fault for the fatal accident . Details of the police report related to the collision have not yet been released, but public records obtained by reporters described witness reports of the November 2013 incident. Witnesses said a ...
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  • San Diego Motorcyclist Killed In Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 16, 2013

    The victim of a crash in Miranmar last Friday has been identified as a 42-year-old San Diego resident. The crash occurred when a Chevy pickup truck wandered into the westbound lane of Miramar Road, where the man was riding his Harley Davidson. The truck collided with the motorcycle, killing the San Diego man before first responders could arrive. The tragic motorcycle accident is still under ...
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  • Drivers Often Misjudge Position Of Motorcycles

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 12, 2013

    “I never saw them coming.” When it comes to motorcycle accidents, this is all too common a refrain for motorists. Motorcycle accidents often involve cars whose drivers never realized the motorcycle was there until the accident occurred. New studies point to the psychology behind why many motorists just don’t see bikers until it is too late. Psychologists Have Answers on Motorcycle Accidents The ...
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  • Novelty Motorcycle Helmets Do Not Protect Riders In Motorcycle Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 27, 2013

    Every year, motorcycle riders purchase 800,000 novelty helmets. Novelty helmets are helmets that offer little protection and do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards for motorcycle helmets. In fact, a 2006 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that seven novelty models would not protect riders in motorcycle crashes . "All analyses gave a ...
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