Florida has a specific set of laws related to riding a motorcycle in the state. When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, these laws may or may not be a factor in resolving your claim for injury compensation. Listed below are five of the laws.
1. Wearing a helmet: Anyone under the age of 21 must wear a helmet if they are on a motorcycle. If you are 21 or over and have at least $10,000 of medical insurance benefits, then you are not required to wear a helmet in Florida.
2. Lane splitting: In this state, motorcycle riders are prohibited from traveling between lanes of traffic on their bike, which is a behavior called "lane splitting."
3. Lane sharing: As a motorcyclist you are prohibited from riding side-by-side with more than one other motorcycle, a behavior called "lane sharing."
4. Passing vehicles: Like other motorists, you are within your rights to pass other vehicles; however, you are prohibited from passing another vehicle inside the same lane as that vehicle. You must be able to pass in the other lane.
5. Use of a lane: You are entitled to a full lane. Other motorists are prohibited from improperly depriving you of the full use of the lane.
When another motorist causes you to crash and suffer serious injuries, you deserve maximum compensation. Experienced accident attorney Eric Canter will fight tirelessly in pursuit of compensation on your behalf.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County or any of the surrounding areas, experienced accident attorney Eric Canter is ready to stand at your side during this difficult time. For a free case evaluation, please call our South Florida law office at 561-447-4500.