Motorcycle License Plate Placement Laws

You just bought the bike of your dreams and you’re ready to get out on the open road. Fresh air, travel and adventure await! Before you head out, there are few things you want to make sure you have so you don’t get yourself in trouble. As silly and miniscule as it may seem, where you put your license plate could get you pulled over. If you want to avoid an encounter with the police, here are some tips on motorcycle license placement to keep you riding. How to Display Your License Plate on Your Motorcycle You should check your…

Is the Driver Always Responsible?

In most cases if a driver hits a motorcyclist, yes, the driver of the car or truck would be considered responsible. If a motorcyclist speeds through a red light in front of a car with the right of way, the motorcyclist would be at fault. But generally, if a vehicle hits a rider, it will be the car, SUV or truck driver who made the mistake. Different studies paint different pictures of what usually happens in motorcycle accidents. Government agencies and insurance company regulators tend to just count the number of fatalities and injuries each year as opposed to digging…

Is It Legal For Motorcyclists To Do That

Riders understand a couple inescapable realities: Many motorists assume riders are reckless Those drivers are often the ones who pose a threat to motorcyclists, and the reason behind what we do. Some preconceptions held by car, truck, and SUV drivers may be in part due to misunderstood behaviors they’ve seen from motorcyclists. Let’s take a look at some of the common behaviors that are often misunderstood by both riders and drivers of standard automobiles. Use these links to jump to a specific section: Is It Legal For Motorcycles to Drive Between Cars? Is It Legal for Motorcyclists to Drive on…

Car Accident Legal Process

How Does the Traditional Car Accident Legal Process Differ From Motorcycle Accidents? How does the Traditional Car Accident Legal Process Differ from Motorcycle Accidents? From a purely procedural standpoint there is no real difference between a motorcycle accident trial and a car accident trial. There are, however, some significant differences in how a lawyer should approach a motorcycle accident case. The distinction fundamentally boils down to juror bias against motorcyclists, and how the insurance company may treat settlement negotiations with those biases in mind. Overcoming Juror Bias Against Riders Humans tend to make assumptions and hold on to biases, including…

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Insurance

The Motorcycle Law Group represents motorcycle riders in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. All of those states – except Virginia – require motorcyclists to carry minimum insurance coverage. Although it is not legally required in Virginia, riders who choose not to acquire motorcycle insurance are charged a $500 opt-out fee when renewing their registration. It should be noted that annual minimum coverage premiums are likely not that much more expensive than the fee. The Virginia fee entitles you to no coverage whatsoever. If you were to get in a motorcycle accident there’s a possibility you would…

Laws For Parking Your Motorcycle

Virginia Motorcycle Parking Laws In most cases the samelaws that regulate where cars or trucks can park apply to motorcycles as well. You can’t leave your motorcycle attended or unattended: In front of a private driveway Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or the entrance to a fire station Within 15 feet of the entrance to an emergency medical services facility Within 20 feet from intersection curb lines or, if there aren’t any lines, within 15 feet of the intersection or highways On arailroad track There are a couple of noteworthy items inVirginia Code 46.2-1220: No ordinance adopted under…