Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Richmond Virginia

Losing someone to death is always painful.  It is hard to say goodbye to those that we love.  However, that pain is exacerbated when death is the result of someone else’s carelessness.  Our pain is much worse when we know that our loved one’s death did not need to happen.  This is why Virginia has adopted special rules that govern claims by family members who have suffered the loss of someone they loved because of the negligence of another person.  These claims are called wrongful death claims. If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim in Richmond, Virginia,…

Factors That Influence the Amount of Your Motorcycle Injury Settlement

Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries, significant medical expenses, and substantial financial losses. When a motorcycle accident occurs due to the negligence of another party, the injured motorcylists can pursue a verdict through the court or can be entitled to compensation through a motorcycle injury settlement. This settlement covers medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, future medical bills and sometimes other damages from the accident to include punitive damages. Understanding the factors influencing the amount of a motorcycle injury settlement or verdict is crucial for injured riders seeking fair compensation. …

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 Know Before Going Into A Motorcycle Safety Course

Whether or not you have to attend some kind of motorcycle safety course before you can receive a motorcycle license or endorsement depends on the state in which you reside. You can read one of our blogs from last month to learn more about the specific licensing requirements for your state. Virginia You’re not required to take their rider training program, but if you do take it you won’t have to take and pass the motorcycle knowledge exam or the motorcycle road skills test. North Carolina A safety course isn’t required but you will need to pass a motorcycle knowledge…

Why Do Motorcyclists…

If you’re unfamiliar with riding you may be confused by a lot of things you see motorcyclists do. In nearly every circumstance there is a good or justifiable cultural, safety or performance reason riders have for doing these things. Download Presentation Here

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

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…

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 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…

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…