HOV and carpool lanes are particularly hazardous. Some drivers creep into the lanes too slowly. Others roar into the lanes too fast. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we have more than 100 years of combined experience handling injury cases, so we know how to represent you after a HOV or carpool lane accident in the San Francisco Bay Area. Speak with a car accident lawyer in San Jose, CA from our firm after an accident.
HOV stands for high occupancy vehicle. California HOV lanes restrict traffic to vehicles carrying at least two, sometimes three, people. Electric and natural gas vehicles and motorcycles can use the lanes at all times.
In the HOV lane, you face the same dangers as drivers in other lanes, including distracted drivers, reckless drivers and drunk drivers. But, in HOV lanes you face additional risks. Since carpool lanes are rarely congested, motorists tend to speed. If you are injured in a collision in a carpool lane, our experienced car accident lawyers can help.
Listed below are some of the unique hazards associated with driving in HOV lanes:
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