Fatal Scooter Accident in Norfolk VA: What Rights do Scooter Operators Have?

What Happened:

An accident occurred in the 3600 block of North Military Highway in Norfolk Virginia (VA) between a truck and a scooter.  The operator of the scooter was taken to a hospital but later pronounced dead.  The accident is still under investigation and it is unknown at this time what exactly led to the crash.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

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As an experienced Virginia (VA) car accident attorney I know that a scooter is classified as a moped under Virginia (VA) traffic law.  Although many vehicles do not take these motorists seriously there are times when they have just as much right to the road as cars and trucks do.  If the highway or roadway speed limit is 35 MPH or less then the scooter or moped rider has every right to be there and has the responsibility to obey all traffic laws just as a car or truck.  However the law states that no moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.  The family of the Norfolk scooter operator should consult with experienced personal injury attorneys to obtain information about their rights.

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Richard N. Shapiro
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