Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents can be a tricky area of law. There are different rules applicable to cyclists, and unfair prejudices may exist in the hearts of a Judge or Jury. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the law firm of Bush & Taylor, P.C. in Suffolk, Virginia Beach & Eastern Shore. Because these cases can be so unpredictable, it is always a good idea to get a legal professional’s advice.

Motorcycle Accidents are another form of Personal Injury, however, they related to other areas of law as well:

-Product Liability: Any error caused during the creation of the product (in this case, the motorcycle). This could be a fundamental flaw in the design of the product, or a minor mistake in the manufacturing process; either way, the product is deemed dangerous due to some action on the part of the company.

-Property Rights: The invisible boundaries that determine how a resource is owned and used. There are four components:

  1. The right to use the good
  2. The right to earn income from the good
  3. The right to transfer the good to others
  4. The right to enforcement of property rights

Negligence can also play a part in Motorcycle Accident cases:

+Contributory Negligence comes into effect if the motorcyclist was partially at fault for the accident, and may prevent the collection of damages.

Additionally, state helmet laws must always be taken into consideration. Even in states where helmets are mandatory, a motorcyclist may still be able to recover damages, as long as someone else caused the accident.

If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the legal professionals at Bush & Taylor in Suffolk, Virginia Beach & Eastern Shore immediately.