How to find a Motorcycle Lawyer in Virginia?

Finding the right personal injury lawyer to represent you after you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident isn’t as easy as doing a quick “auto accident injury” search in Google. Virginia personal injury laws sometimes make motorcycle accident cases more difficult to negotiate and win than other states. There are also unique challenges riders face in that regular car, truck or SUV drivers don’t have to deal with. In many cases it’s in a rider’s best interest to seek out…

Motorcycle Equipment Laws in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

What motorcyclists have to wear or have equipped on their bike is regulated by local state legislation and statutes. Some states have special rules pertaining to things like headlights and turn signals or mirrors and brakes. Most states require regular safety inspections for motorcycle registration and renewal, but some states, like South Carolina, don’t. The following are some of the motorcycle equipment guidelines for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. North Carolina Motorcycle Requirements North Carolina requires motorcycles be inspected…

Motorcycle Noise Laws and How They Affect Riders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

Many states don’t have statewide motorcycle noise restrictions on a decibel level, but they do require working mufflers or sound dissipative devices, often either OEM or a comparable replacement. Many states also outlaw cutouts and bypasses for highway driving. North Carolina Law (§ 20-128) Vehicles (including motorcycles) can’t be driven on the highway unless they are equipped with a working muffler or exhaust system “of the type installed at the time of manufacture” Muffler cutouts are illegal on highways Motorcycles…

What Damages Can I Seek After a 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…

Is a Driver Always Responsible for Hitting A Motorcyclist?

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…

What Happens If You Can’t Communicate After a Motorcycle Accident Injury

People involved in all types of auto accidents can be injured so severely that they are either knocked unconscious or are put under anesthesia shortly after the accident occurs. There may also be situations where a person isn’t entirely unconscious but they’re also incapable of making informed decisions for themselves due to a head injury. The risk of those types of injuries is a lot higher for motorcyclists than it is for other motorists due to the nature of riding.…

The Curse of Buying Motorcycle Insurance Just Based on Price

Depending on your finances and the amount of time you are able to be out riding your motorcycle, it may seem like another annoying burden to pay high motorcycle insurance premium. If you’ve never been in an accident and have never had to file a claim, it might feel like something you would rather do without. The gut reflex of many riders and drivers is to find the cheapest policy possible and call it a day. Generally, motorcycle insurance coverage…