Injured OR WORSE in a Richmond motorcycle accident?
Don’t talk to anyone until you talk to us.
Every day, motorcycle riders face significant risks on the road. Even the most careful, skilled, and defensive rider cannot always predict or avoid an accident—and the consequences can be devastating.
If you were injured or someone you love was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in greater Richmond — including the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Powhatan, and the Tri-Cities area — turn to Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group for the aggressive, skilled legal representation you deserve.
Since 1990, our Richmond lawyers have advocated for the rights of riders and their loved ones. In addition to our extensive experience, we are avid riders and enthusiasts ourselves. We truly understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for maximum compensation.
Why Should You Call Motorcycle Law Group?
- Accept no imitations — and the imitators aren’t hard to find. We are known and trademarked as The Firm That Rides® because we have real motorcyclists on our staff who know firsthand what it is like to be challenged by an insurance company.
- We are local attorneys with law offices located in Richmond and Newport News to make it simple for any rider in Virginia to get the legal counsel they need.
- We bring decades of legal experience to every case that we manage, so our clients know they can trust in our knowledge and insight.
- We offer contingency fee agreements to motorcycle accident clients, which let you seek compensation without worrying about how to afford legal counsel. We get no fee unless we win.
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Richmond, VA Office
1427 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Virginia Motorcycle Laws
As a rider, it is important you follow the rules around motorcycle use to keep yourself out of legal trouble. These laws must be followed if you want to best preserve your chances of getting full compensation after a bike accident or incident. If you’re found to have been breaking laws and the rules of the road, you could be found liable for your damages — which defeats your chances of getting any compensation.
Two important motorcycle laws in Virginia include:
- Lane-splitting: The act of riding a motorcycle in between two occupied lanes of traffic is called lane-splitting. Lane-splitting is illegal in Virginia and is penalized with a ticket or citation. If you were hit by a car while lane-splitting, the driver will have an easy time blaming you.
- Helmet use: All motorcyclists regardless of age or experience must wear a motorcycle helmet at all times while their vehicle is in operation. If you suffered a head injury in your crash but did not have a helmet on, you could be blamed for damages related to your head or brain injury.
Understand Virginia motorcycle law. The Commonwealth uses a pure contributory negligence rule, which requires you to be 0% at fault for your crash to retain the right to sue the other party for compensation. Even if you are 1% at fault or liable, your case will end.
As part of our service to motorcycle riders in Virginia, we maintain up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for Virginia, as well as several other states where we practice. Getting accurate information starts by choosing a trusted source, and our Virginia and Richmond motorcycle accident lawyers are immersed in these laws on a daily basis.
Representation In and Out of Court
Motorcycle accident cases can end in your favor through a settlement or an award. Our legal team has the experience needed to steer your case toward success, no matter which outcome is reached. Both a settlement and award serve the purpose of compensating an injured motorist. Being fully compensated is The Firm That Rides® goal in every case.
- Settlement: A settlement is agreed upon in a conference room setting between yourself, the opposing party or parties, and attorneys representing both sides. Many motorcycle accident claims that are backed by legitimate, concrete evidence end in a settlement. The insurance company does not want to go to trial and pay more in court and attorney fees. If it seems like you have a strong chance of winning, we will prepare to negotiate for a settlement.
- Award: An award can be issued to you after your case goes to court before a judge and/or jury. Insurance companies do not like to go to court, but they are not completely opposed to the idea. If the insurer thinks you do not have a strong case, then it will try to scare you off entirely by refusing to settle and forcing you to litigate. The Firm That Rides® is also the firm that litigates with confidence and tenacity.
Know more about your legal options and our services. Call us at (855) 529-7433 now and speak with one of our greater Richmond region motorcycle accident lawyers.