Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Should you call amotorcycle injury lawyer if the facts are on your side and your damages fall below the responsible driver’s policy limits? Insurance companies would prefer to not cover your claim, regardless of whose negligence caused your accident and injuries. They may attempt to deny your claim or offer to pay less than you need to cover your lost wages and medical bills. Insurance companies aren’t renowned for their generosity. If they are attempting to pay you less than the full cost of your medical bills or they attempt to suggest you were actually fully or partially responsible for…

Best Motorcycle Roads In West Virginia

Are you looking for a nice ride surrounded by the beauty of mountains, nature, and history? If so, thenWest 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! Use these links to jump to a specific section: US 250 US 33 (Shenandoah Valley) George Washington National Forest Hills Rte. 39 Head of the Dragon US 250 Total Drive Time: ~3…

Choosing 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 entitles you to no coverage whatsoever. If you were to get in a motorcycle accident there’s a possibility you would…

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 ourprevious blog about the topic or you can contact us for afree 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 understand the risks of being underinsured before making a decision on your coverage.​ Is an attorney necessary after a motorcycle accident? Whether or…

Legislative Issues

Motorcyclists Have a Legislative Disadvantage There are many different things that draw people to motorcycling. For some, it is the sense of freedom. For others, it is a source of relaxation. It can also be a source of exhilaration. If you are like me, it is to some degree all of the above. That being said, it is the ride that we crave regardless of what each of us gets from it. This time of year the roads are packed with motorcyclists who are sitting back (or forward) and just enjoying the ride. That begs the question: Can we as…

Laws For Parking Your Motorcycle

Virginia Motorcycle Parking Laws In most cases the samelaws 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 the intersection or highways On arailroad track There are a couple of noteworthy items inVirginia Code 46.2-1220: No ordinance adopted under…

Is It Legal For Motorcyclists To Do That

Riders understand a couple inescapable realities: Many motorists assume riders are reckless Those drivers are often the ones who pose a threat to motorcyclists, and the reason behind what we do. Some preconceptions held by car, truck, and SUV drivers may be in part due to misunderstood behaviors they’ve seen from motorcyclists. Let’s take a look at some of the common behaviors that are often misunderstood by both riders and drivers of standard automobiles. Use these links to jump to a specific section: Is It Legal For Motorcycles to Drive Between Cars? Is It Legal for Motorcyclists to Drive on…

Is the Driver Always Responsible?

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 and insurance company regulators tend to just count the number of fatalities and injuries each year as opposed to digging…