Laws for Parking Your Motorcycle in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina

Virginia Motorcycle Parking Laws In most cases the same laws 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…

Dress Right for Your Next Motorcycle Road Trip

The clothing you wear when you’re riding is a matter of personal preference. For many riders it depends on the weather, what’s most comfortable and the level of protection they want while on their motorcycle. The majority of frequent riders aren’t deterred by weather, which is why there are a lot of gear options for motorcyclists facing all types of temperature extremes. Winter Riding Clothes One good thing about the cold weather during late fall and winter is you have…

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…