Does Personal Injury Protection Apply To Motorcycle Riders

Personal injury protection (PIP) is a type of insurance coverage available or required in no-fault insurance states. In those state, every driver’s own insurance coverage pays for their injuries through PIP. If a motorcyclist in one of those states were to be hit by a distracted driver, their own PIP coverage would pay for the injuries the other driver caused. If the rider’s injuries were severe and the cost of their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering exceeded their PIP policy limits, or some statutory set limit, they would then potentially be able to file a claim against…

Utah Becomes The Second State To Allow Lane Filtering

Lane Filtering Now Allowed in the State of Utah Come May of this year, Utah will become the second state in the country to allow lane filtering. While the practice will be much more restricted than it is in California, the passage of House Bill 149 is a significant event in American motorcycling. Utah’s new law will allow motorcycles to lane filter under the following circumstances: The motorcyclist is on a roadway with two lanes in the same direction of travel; The motorcyclist is on a roadway with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour or less; The vehicle…

What To Do With Your Motorcycle After An Accident

You never want to think about getting in a crash, but like any possible emergency, it’s important to know what to do in the event the unexpected strikes – like knowing how to put out a grease fire, perform CPR, or administer minor burn relief. It is similarly important to know what to do to protect yourselflegally in the event you are in a car, motorcycle, or truck crash. Most Importantly – Get out of harm’s way (if you are able) and call 911 to get responders to the scene. If you are able, check on others and ensure they…

What Do I Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Most articles that you will read concerning what to do after amotorcycle accident pertain specifically to documenting the scene, seeing a doctor and calling an attorney – but what should you do with your bike? After an accident, your motorcycle could be totaled, or it may just have minor cosmetic damage. Whether you should pay for those damages out of your own pocket, file a claim with your insurer or file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company depends on who was at fault and how serious the damage is. If you’re in a single vehicle accident (you lowside…

Using A GPS On Your Motorcycle

Beware. Your GPS may be collecting evidence against you. More and more motorcyclists today are using GPS (Global Positioning Systems) toplan road trips, get directions, and keep track of miles traveled. However, keep in mind that, if you are in a motorcycle accident, you may be collecting evidence that could be used against you in both a criminal and civil trial. What GPS systems track on vehicles Most GPS systems allow you to keep track of your speed. As such, they can be used as evidence in court. I have come across jurisdictions which, at the scene of an accident…

Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum

North Carolina is home to many astounding attractions, beautiful nature, and evengorgeous rides that every rider should try at least once in their life. Maggie Valley, NC, in particular, is home to a very special attraction — the Wheels Through Time museum. This museum is very well-known within the motorcycle circles. However, since the Wheels Through Time was featured on a TV show, knowledge about this museum has grown exponentially in recent times. Want to learn more about this fascinating museum? Read on to learn more! What is the Wheel Through Time museum? The Wheels Through Time museum, located in…

What To Do Before And After An Accident

The road is unpredictable, and accidents can happen at any time. There are several different aspects of accident preparedness; legal, insurance and knowing what to do immediately after an accident. If you do get involved in an accident, it’s always best to have all your ducks in a row from a legality standpoint. This means not only having proof your abiding by all laws when the accident occurred, but also knowing who you can call for legal assistance if you’re ever injured. Insurance is not something you can get retroactively. Being proactive with your insurance coverage can help ensure that…

What Damages Can Seek After Motorcycle Accident

The types of damages you may be eligible for after a motorcycle accident depends on the nature and severity of your injuries and the effects those injuries have on your life. Damages are often broken up into three separate buckets: economic, non-economic and punitive. Economic damages are usually the most quantifiable damages. There is usually some kind of paper trail to prove your medical costs or lost wages. If your hospital bill was $50,000, there will be lots of receipts and documentation to prove it. Your employer can corroborate your salary or estimate your lost wages based on pay stubs…

Worst States For Drunk Driving

The Motorcycle Law Group is proud to represent riders and drivers in Virginia and North Carolina. Drunk driving is dangerous for everyone on our roads, but we were wondering which of our states has the most serious issue with drunk driving. Download PDF Here

What Makes A Police Officer Pull Over A Motorcyclist

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has dealt with law enforcement in any capacity that not all officers are the same and their actions and the way they treat people are not uniform. There are many variables that could influence how your interaction with a police officer goes, or whether you have an interaction with one at all. Since there are no hard-and-fast rules or official how-to guide for dealing with law enforcement as a rider, sometimes all you can do is turn to anecdotal advice and a bit of common sense. According to a Police Officer…