I was hit by a car on my bike. What do the laws of Virginia say on this? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Most drivers do not know that bike riders have the same right of way laws as motorized vehicles, as noted in Code of Virginia 46.2-82. Failure to obey right of way laws leads to serious bicycle accidents, and if the driver failed to give you right of way, you can sue in civil court for your damages and injuries.