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…

What to Do Before and After an Accident

The road is unpredictable, and accidents can happen at any time. There are several different aspects of accident preparedness; legal, insurance and knowing what to do immediately after an accident. If you do get involved in an accident, it’s always best to have all your ducks in a row from a legality standpoint. This means not only having proof your abiding by all laws when the accident occurred, but also knowing who you can call for legal assistance if you’re…

Is There A Difference Between Car Inspections and Motorcycle Inspections?

Yes, there are some differences, but also quite a few similarities, and it really depends on the state. You can read our recent blog on brake inspections to get an idea of how those differences might look. In many cases the differences have to do with what’s checked. Motorcycles don’t have seat belts, so those aren’t checked on a bike, but they do have handlebars, and a state may have specific handlebar height requirements. Virginia Motorcycle and Car Inspections The…

Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a lawyer if I have insurance? If someone else causes your accident, it’s the other driver’s insurance who will pay for your injuries and property damage (in most states). Insurance companies are not charities – they don’t make money by being generous with their claim payments. If you are seriously injured, which is far too common after a motorcycle accident, the insurance company may utilize an array of tactics to reduce what they pay you –…

What Makes a Police Officer Pull Over a Motorcyclist?

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has dealt with law enforcement in any capacity that not all officers are the same and their actions and the way they treat people are not uniform. There are many variables that could influence how your interaction with a police officer goes, or whether you have an interaction with one at all. Since there are no hard-and-fast rules or official how-to guide for dealing with law enforcement as a rider, sometimes…

Some of the Common Motorcycle Accident and Injury Questions

How much insurance do I need? The specific coverage you are required to carry varies by state. You can learn more about specific coverage requirements on our previous blog about the topic or you can contact us for a free motorcycle insurance policy review. There may, however, be a difference between what’s legally required and what’s best for you. Minimum coverage can still leave you vulnerable in certain situations depending on the circumstances of your accident. Make sure you…

Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and West Virginia

Are you and your helmet compliant with the motorcycle helmet laws in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and West Virginia? Find out by familiarizing yourself with the relevant statutes. Virginia Motorcycle Helmet Laws Virginia’s motorcycle helmet laws can be found in state statute 46.2-910. They require every person operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or autocycle to wear a helmet and use some type of eye protection, which may include: Face shields Safety goggles Having…