Been hurt or impacted by a BLUE RIDGE motorcycle accident?
Contact The Firm That Rides®.
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 Roanoke, the counties of Botetourt and Franklin, the town of Salem or nearby communities, to Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group for the aggressive, skilled legal representation you deserve.
Since 1990, our Roanoke 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 Roanoke’s Motorcycle Law Group?
- You need motorcycle expert attorneys. We are known and trademarked as The Firm That Rides® because we have real motorcyclists on our staff. We speak your language, know bikes, and understand firsthand what it is like to be challenged by an insurance company.
- We are local attorneys with law offices located across Virginia and in both the Interstate 81, 64, 85, and 95 corridors surrounding Roanoke, Richmond, and Hampton Roads. We make it easy for Roanoke-area bikers to get the legal counsel they require.
- Our Roanoke motorcycle attorneys bring decades of legal experience and results to every case that we manage, so our clients know they can trust in our knowledge and insight.
- We offer contingency fee agreements to Roanoke motorcycle accident victims, which let you seek compensation without worrying about how to afford legal counsel. We get no fee unless we win.
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Roanoke, VA Office
3308 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
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Virginia Motorcycle Laws
As a rider, it is important you follow the rules around use of motorcycles to keep yourself out of trouble. Follow the law to best preserve your chances of getting full compensation after an incident. If you’re breaking motorcycle laws and the rules of the road, you can be found liable for your damages and have less of a chance to recover any funds.
Two key motorcycle laws in Virginia are:
- Lane-splitting: While tempting, when you drive your motorcycle in between two occupied lanes of traffic, you are lane-splitting, and it’s illegal. Lane-splitting is penalized in Virginia with a ticket or citation. But more importantly, if you are injured while lane-splitting and hit by a car or car door, the car or truck driver is likely to win the case against you.
- Wear a helmet: All Virginia motorcyclists regardless of age or experience must wear a motorcycle helmet at all times while their vehicle is in operation. If you receive a head injury in your crash but are found to have not been wearing a helmet, you will be responsible for damages related to your head or brain injury.
Understand Virginia motorcycle laws! Virginia maintains a pure contributory negligence rule that requires you to be 100% not at fault for your crash to retain the right to sue the other party for compensation.
At Roanoke’s Motorcycle Law Group, we keep up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for Virginia. Know them well — like our own attorneys. Our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers are immersed in these laws on a daily basis.
Motorcycle Accident? Know the difference between settlements and awards.
Assuming you were following all rules of the road, motorcycle cases can end in your favor through a settlement or an award. Both a settlement and award can compensate an injured motorist. And getting compensation is the goal of The Firm That Rides® in every case.
Here is the difference between a settlement (out of court) and award (through judge or jury):
- Settlement: This is agreed upon in a conference room setting between yourself, the opposing party or parties, and attorneys representing both sides. Many motorcycle accident claims backed by legitimate, concrete evidence end in a settlement. The insurance company hates going to trial and thus paying more in court and attorney fees. If you have a strong chance of winning, we typically 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 opposed to it. If the insurer thinks you do not have a strong case, they may try to scare you off by refusing to settle and forcing you to litigate. The Firm That Rides® is an aggressive firm that litigates with confidence and tenacity.
If you’ve been a victim of a motorcycle accident in Roanoke or the surrounding counties and towns, know more about your legal options and our services. Call us at (855) 529-7433 now and speak with one of our greater Roanoke and Salem region motorcycle accident lawyers.