Virginia Bicycle Crash Attorney

Cycling in Virginia stands at a crossroads, literally and figuratively, with two transcontinental bike routes (#76 and #1) intersecting just north of Richmond. New trails, like the Virginia Capital Trail, from Richmond to Williamsburg, are nearing completion and new bike friendly laws are on the books. Yet Virginia remains one of the last states clinging to the antiquated contributory negligence rule and old auto-centric attitudes remain pervasive in state and local governments and the Virginia DOT. The advocacy community is growing in numbers and in influence, and ultimately will prevail.

Representation in Virginia bicycle crash cases

Tom bought his first “ten-speed” (a Raleigh Record) in junior high with car waxing money. For his law school graduation present, he bought a Team Fuji that he later used to solo tour all over Southwest England. He once surprised Constance, (his girlfriend and wife-to-be) by getting up before dawn and riding his Basso from suburban Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore, hoping she would be impressed enough to give him a ride back (she did).

A dedicated bike commuter at various times during his life, these days Tom can often be seen cruising through the historic neighborhoods of his adopted city of Richmond on his vintage Raleigh Sprite. Most days he eschews lycra and clip-in pedals for comfortable loose-fitting street clothes and sensible shoes.

Most recently, through his VBF role, Tom has played a key role in shepherding bike-friendly legislation though the General Assembly, including the Virginia 3 foot passing law.

Report Your Virginia Bike Crash

It only takes a minute to fill out our Bicycle Crash Report Form.

If you would like to discuss your case with an Virginia bicycle accident attorney, Tom welcomes your email or call for a free consultation. Contact Tom by [email protected] or phone at 804-310-6260.

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Virginia Bike Law Speakers

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Virginia Bicycle Crash Attorney Blog Posts

Rachael Maney Sep 12, 2018

You may have already seen the video below. If you haven’t, please watch. On Tuesday, August 24th just before 7PM, Jeff McCord and approximately 20 other cyclists were stopped at the intersection of Karl Daly and Grants Mill Road in Irondale, Alabama, a town outside the city of Birmingham. As McCord waited for an ambulance […]

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Brendan Kevenides Jun 04, 2018

At sea a boat under power must give way to a more vulnerable craft.  The law requires that a power driven vessel give way to a sailing vessel.  A sail boat must give way to a craft engaged in fishing. These simple rules are consistent with the maxim that with greater power comes greater responsibility. […]

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DC Bike Lanes
Amy Benner Johnson Mar 12, 2018

The star of the 2018 LAB Summit was hands down dockless bikeshare. Prior to even picking up their nametags at the registration booth, summit attendees encountered the wealth of dockless options available to them as a result of DC’s dockless bikeshare trial period, which is nearing the end of its seven month test run. Social […]

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