Mike Ritchie Quoted On Unagi Scooters Blog

Attorney Mike Ritchie was quoted in an article posted on the Unagi Scooters blog titled The Comprehensive Guide to Electric Scooter Laws.

According to Mike Ritchie, Partners at Ritchie Law Firm, Virginia’s newly enacted electric scooter laws require that scooters must weigh less than 100 pounds and move at speeds equal to or less than 20 mph.  Additionally, scooters may not be driven on highways, and drivers must be at least 14 years of age.  The new Virginia law also permits counties and cities to regulate or ban micromobility vehicles by local ordinance.

Some Virginia cities struggle with how to regulate and manage scooter traffic.  Other cities, however, have been more quick to embrace scooter usage, citing conveniences that this type of transportation provides.  Scooter usage is not without controversy, and it will take careful thought to create the framework for a system that will promise both freedom and safety for scooter users and the public.

Click here to read the full article on scooter laws.

How Long Can I Wait to Call a Lawyer?

When you’re injured in an auto accident in Virginia or West Virginia, you must be aware of the statute of limitations which applies in your particular case. The statute of limitations refers to the time you have following an accident to file a lawsuit.  In both Virginia and West Virginia, this time limit depends upon the circumstances of your accident and injury.  The time limitation starts to run on the date of the accident.  Filing a claim with an insurance company does not extend or delay the time.

The longer you wait to contact an attorney, the greater the risk that the statute of limitations time limit will expire. If it does, you may lose your right to sue the at-fault party and recover compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been seriously injured and someone else is at fault, you should contact a personal injury attorney at the earliest possible time.  Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer early in your case will help prevent deadlines from expiring and will allow your case to be properly prepared.

To be able to determine whether you have a case, your lawyer needs to thoroughly investigate the details about your accident and injuries. Investigating the accident and collecting information is much easier if it occurs quickly after the accident has happened. A time delay can result in many problems like lost evidence and witnesses who can’t be found.

When you hire a lawyer to handle your car accident claim, he or she will first negotiate with the insurance company to try to settle your claim. If settlement negotiations break down, your attorney will prepare to file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial. For this reason, it is especially important that you get an experienced lawyer to help with your case, such as one certified through the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Talk With A Virginia And West Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered significant injuries in a car accident in Virginia or West Virginia, Ritchie Law Firm is here to help.  The experienced, certified attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has helped thousands of injured victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after an accident. Contact us by phone at 800-277-6124 or by using our online contact form.

Ritchie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm devoted to helping individuals who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. Ritchie Law Firm serves all of Virginia, while helping clients in cities and surrounding areas of WinchesterHarrisonburgCharlottesville, and Staunton, and also serves clients in West Virginia, including Martinsburg, WV.


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