Many Floridians enjoy the freedom and excitement of riding on the back of a motorcycle. While many consider motorcycles as single-person vehicles, many can accommodate passengers. Unfortunately, motorcycle passengers may suffer severe injuries and long-term complications when accidents occur. If you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a motorcycle accident, you may have several questions about your rights and who you may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.
At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys are dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims understand their rights and legal options. We have over a century of combined experience helping motorcycle accident victims like you protect their rights and interests as we fight for justice on their behalf. When you partner with us, we will take a personalized approach to your case to ensure each of your unique needs is addressed.
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Laws Affecting Motorcycle Passengers in Florida
While Florida has many laws directed at motorcycle drivers, very few are aimed at passengers. One example is that passengers are forbidden to ride on motorcycles designed for one person. However, there are a few more laws impacting motorcycle passengers, including the following:
- Passengers over the age of 21 and carry an insurance policy covering $10,000 in personal injury damages may forgo wearing a helmet
- Passengers are not forbidden from being intoxicated on a motorcycle. However, it is inadvisable
- Motorcycles designed for two people should have footrests installed for the passenger
- Passengers have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party
When we take your case, we will analyze every detail of your accident to advise you on how the law applies to your claim. Our attorneys are committed to fighting fiercely for your rights as we pursue compensation on your behalf.
Who Can I Hold Liable for My Injuries as a Motorcycle Passenger in Florida?
Since motorcycle accidents can be so severe, it is essential to discover who may be held liable for your injuries and other accident-related losses. While no two motorcycle accidents are precisely the same, several parties may commonly bear fault for accidents involving motorcycle passengers. A few possible liable parties include the following:
- The motorcycle driver
- The driver of the other motor vehicle
- The owner of the motorcycle or other motor vehicle
- The manufacturer of the motorcycle
- The manufacturer of your protective gear
- Bars or other dram shops that overserved individuals involved in the accident
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, there may be more than one party at fault for your accident. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys are committed to exploring every angle of your case to determine who may be held liable for your injuries and other losses. We understand the challenges associated with recovering from an accident and take this stress off your shoulders by professionally handling every aspect of your case.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis
Motorcycle accidents can be severe and have a significant, long-term impact on victims. If you were injured as a motorcycle passenger, you may be feeling understandably confused and unsure of your next steps. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping motorcycle passengers fight for justice and the maximum amount of compensation available for their injuries. We are committed to putting our client’s needs first as we advocate aggressively for their rights and interests. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (407) 843-7060 or complete our contact form.