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FL Motorcycle Law

To prevent motorcycle accidents in Miami and elsewhere, Florida has a number of laws designed to keep motorcyclists safe. If a rider breaks these laws and causes a traffic accident, he or she could face criminal as well as civil charges. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident in Miami and you believe that another biker was at fault because he or she violated motorcycle regulations, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your case. Your case may be worth more than you realize.

Florida Laws Affecting Motorcyclists

Florida has a number of laws pertaining to motorcycles. If you plan on riding a motorcycle in Miami, these laws are designed to keep you safe:

  • Helmets required for riders under age 21 and eye protection is required for all riders
  • No earphones allowed for motorcycle riders, although helmet speakers may be used
  • Motorcyclists must keep both wheels on the ground at all times; wheelies carry $1000 fines
  • Motorcyclists are not permitted to alter the exhaust system to create noise levels above the maximum sound level
  • At least one mirror is required on the motorcycle
  • Motorcyclists must not have a blood alcohol level of .08 or above
  • Motorcyclists must not split lanes with other vehicles
  • When motorcyclists are seated, their handlebars should not exceed the height of their shoulders

There are additional laws regulating motorcyclists as well. When motorcyclists break these laws, they not only potentially face legal penalties, but they are putting themselves at risk of a serious traffic accident.

What to Look for in a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident in Miami, there are several things you will need to look for in a personal injury attorney. You will want to look for someone who has extensive experience with cases similar to yours. You will also want to look for a local attorney in the Miami area. A personal injury attorney who has worked extensively in Miami is likely familiar with local resources that can help you as well as with local professionals who can help build a strong case. A local attorney is also likely familiar with the local laws and the local justice system, and is therefore a powerful advocate on your behalf. In addition to looking for an attorney who is experienced and local, you also want to find an attorney who makes you comfortable. An attorney who is compassionate and listens to your concerns is important, as you will need to trust your legal professional throughout your case.

As part of the Miami community, the Flaxman Law Group has worked with many motorcycle accident survivors in Miami, and has seen firsthand the devastation that these types of traffic accidents can have. Through compassionate advocacy and representation, the Flaxman Law Group staff is fortunate to have been able to help many accident victims get fair compensation for their injuries so that they have the financial resources needed to start rebuilding their lives. A motorcycle accident can change your life in the blink of an eye, leaving you with permanent injuries or injuries that take years to heal. While this situation is devastating, it is important to start thinking about your future immediately and to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to safeguard your rights. If you have been injured, contact the Flaxman Law Group for immediate over-the-phone assistance as well as a free consultation to discuss your case.