Long stretches of highways with ocean views, sunshine all year long and some of the nation’s largest bike rallies make Florida a top destination for motorcycle riders from all across the country.  Whether you are a Florida resident or visitor, it is important to understand the laws that govern motorcycles and impact your ability to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident.

First, it is important to know that Florida is one of several states that does NOT have a helmet law.  That means if you are over the age of 21 and have at least $10,000 of medical insurance coverage you are free to ride your motorcycle in the state of Florida without a helmet.  While you may not be breaking any laws, you will certainly be putting yourself at a significant legal disadvantage should you be involved in a motorcycle accident.  Insurance companies will look to see if the injured rider was in some way responsible for the severity of the injury.  If wearing a helmet would have reduced the injury or saved a life, the insurance company will diligently and aggressively defend it’s position and attempt to deny coverage.

There are countless studies, such as the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES), that have found that motorcycle helmets effectively prevent serious brain injuries and fatalities in almost 70% of motorcycle accidents.  With strong evidence such as this, don’t put yourself at a health risk or a legal disadvantage.  Wearing a motorcycle helmet is your best chance for securing a lifetime of safe motorcycle riding.

As a motorcycle accident attorney, I fully understand the pain and suffering that a motorcycle accident victim and their family endures.  I am passionate about promoting safe riding and educating people about Florida laws and how they apply to motorcycles.  If you have questions about a motorcycle accident and your legal rights, please call me at 407-244-3000.  For more information please watch this video.

Whether you are a Florida resident or visitor, it is important to understand the laws that govern motorcycles and impact your ability to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident.
Long stretches of highways with ocean views, sunshine all year long and some of the nation’s largest bike rallies make Florida a top destination for motorcycle riders from all across the country.  Whether you are a Florida resident or visitor, it is important to understand the laws that govern motorcycles and impact your ability to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident.

First, it is important to know that Florida is one of several states that does NOT have a helmet law.  That means if you are over the age of 21 and have at least $10,000 of medical insurance coverage you are free to ride your motorcycle in the state of Florida without a helmet.  While you may not be breaking any laws, you will certainly be putting yourself at a significant legal disadvantage should you be involved in a motorcycle accident.  Insurance companies will look to see if the injured rider was in some way responsible for the severity of the injury.  If wearing a helmet would have reduced the injury or saved a life, the insurance company will diligently and aggressively defend it’s position and attempt to deny coverage.

There are countless studies, such as the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES), that have found that motorcycle helmets effectively prevent serious brain injuries and fatalities in almost 70% of motorcycle accidents.  With strong evidence such as this, don’t put yourself at a health risk or a legal disadvantage.  Wearing a motorcycle helmet is your best chance for securing a lifetime of safe motorcycle riding.

As a motorcycle accident attorney, I fully understand the pain and suffering that a motorcycle accident victim and their family endures.  I am passionate about promoting safe riding and educating people about Florida laws and how they apply to motorcycles.  If you have questions about a motorcycle accident and your legal rights, please call me at 407-244-3000.  For more information please watch this video:  Motorcycle Helmets & Florida Law