The Factors That Influence Motorcycle Injury and Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts

There are many factors that play into a motorcycle injury jury verdict or settlement agreement. Some of those factors are based on inarguable facts, but others are rooted in societal bias. The damages that arose from your accident, like your medical expenses or lost wages, are generally easy to calculate and present to a jury or judge.  But other issues also affect the outcome of a motorcycle injury case. Bias in a motorcycle injury case can be just as important…

The Evolution of Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Motorcycles have been a fixture in American culture since the end of World War II, when thousands of veterans who rode during wartime came home. The second World War wasn’t the first time motorcycles had been used in war – in fact the U.S. military used motorcycles (Harley-Davidson’s to be specific) with sidecars during their hunt for Pancho Villa in 1916. During World War I, half of Harley-Davidson’s bike output – approximately 20,000 – were sent oversees so commanders could…

Coverage Gaps: How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Insurance

The Motorcycle Law Group represents motorcycle riders in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. All of those states – except Virginia – require motorcyclists to carry minimum insurance coverage. Although it is not legally required in Virginia, riders who choose not to acquire motorcycle insurance are charged a $500 opt-out fee when renewing their registration. It should be noted that annual minimum coverage premiums are likely not that much more expensive than the fee. The Virginia fee…

How Does the Traditional Car Accident Legal Process Differ from Motorcycle Accidents?

How does the Traditional Car Accident Legal Process Differ from Motorcycle Accidents? From a purely procedural standpoint there is no real difference between a motorcycle accident trial and a car accident trial. There are, however, some significant differences in how a lawyer should approach a motorcycle accident case. The distinction fundamentally boils down to juror bias against motorcyclists, and how the insurance company may treat settlement negotiations with those biases in mind. Overcoming Juror Bias Against Riders Humans tend to…

Best Dirt Bike Tracks in NC

Best Dirt Bike Tracks in North Carolina Known for its wide, open areas and wonderful wooded spaces, North Carolina is home to a number of motorcycle rides and dirt bike tracks that draw bikers from every corner of the United States to explore. Not only that but the dirt bike trails are a mix of well-kept trails to muddy, harder-to-manage paths that allow a wide range of beginners to experts to enjoy the trails. Below are a few dirt bike…

Best Motocross Tracks in VA

Motorsport’s popularity is growing worldwide. One reason for this is that it provides a safer arena for those who want to ride motorbikes, but are too nervous about potential accidents that street riding can lead to.  One sport that is trending is motocross. Motocross has been a popular sport in Virginia for a while and the amount of people joining in just continues to grow! Motocross tracks in VA are multiplying, so we put together a list of some of…

What to Know About the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum

North Carolina is home to many astounding attractions, beautiful nature, and even gorgeous rides that every rider should try at least once in their life. Maggie Valley, NC, in particular, is home to a very special attraction — the Wheels Through Time museum. This museum is very well-known within the motorcycle circles. However, since the Wheels Through Time was featured on a TV show, knowledge about this museum has grown exponentially in recent times. Want to learn more about this…

Best Motorcycle Roads in West Virginia

Are you looking for a nice ride surrounded by the beauty of mountains, nature, and history? If so, then West Virginia motorcycle roads are some of the best available. With numerous roads that wind through the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia offers amazing rides full of thrills, curves, and relaxing stretches that will take your breath away.  Read on to see what our favorite motorcycle roads in West Virginia are! US 250 Total Drive Time:  ~3 hours One of the top-rated…

Best Motorcycle Rides in South Carolina

South Carolina is an amazing state. It is known for its breathtaking landscapes that are peppered with glistening lakes, gorgeous trees, sandy coasts, and towering mountains. All of these natural elements make South Carolina not only a popular tourist destination but also a great place for unforgettable rides.  Read on to learn about some of what we consider to be the best motorcycle rides in South Carolina. Ceasers Head Total Drive Time: ~25 minutes This ride is a great choice…

Motorcyclists Should Not Want Virginia to Change the Definition of a Salvage Vehicle

The Chairmen of the Senate and House Transportation Committees requested that a committee be formed over the summer to look at the proposed change to Virginia law as it pertains to the definition of a salvage vehicle. For those of you who followed last year’s session, you will recall that there were two identical bills, Senate Bill 1364 and House Bill 1780, that would have changed the definition of a salvage vehicle by removing the requirement that the vehicle be…