Yes, you do need a license in order to ride a motorcycle in Florida. If you already have a valid Florida drivers license, then you can easily get a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license by completing the Florida Rider Program. If you want to get a Motorcycle Only license, then you have to be at least 16 and to have had learner's permit for at least one year without traffic convictions. If you are over 18, then the learner's permit is not necessary, but you have to pass the standard class E license test and also to complete the Basic Riders Course.
Florida law requires motorcyclists to:
The law requires in Florida, that all riders younger than 21 years wear helmets. 21 years and older may ride without helmets in case they show proof of medical insurance coverage.
Motorcycle helmet law covers all low-power cycles.
Experienced motorcyclists know that riding safely means having the best skills on the road and go to great lengths to make sure they are safe. They respect the rules of the road and extend courtesy to other drivers. When drivers are driving while distracted or do not see the motorcycle, motorcyclists can sustain severe injury and death.
As Miami-Dade County motorcycle injury attorney, Sean Cleary represents bikers, who were injured while riding on Interstate 95. I-95 is highly trafficked and poorly maintained. Our law firm also frequently represents out-of-state motorcyclists who were injured while traveling through Florida on I-95.
When a person is killed in a motorcycle accident resulting from negligence, the deceased person's surviving relatives may bring a wrongful death claim seeking monetary damages to compensate for the loss of their loved one. Family members may also bring additional claims, depending on the circumstances, for elements such as loss of companionship. It's important to speak to a Florida attorney who is knowledgeable in wrongful death actions to answer any questions you may have and help you pursue the best legal options based on the facts of your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a serious accident due to someone else's negligence, please contact Florida motorcycle accident attorney Sean M. Cleary or call 305.416.9805 for a free consultation.