Can I file a claim for personal injuries following a Florida Motorcycle Accident if I was riding without a motorcycle license?
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Answer: Yes you can. Not having a motorcycle license does not mean that you will lose your right to file an injury claim. Florida is however a comparative negligence jurisdiction. This means that your recovery can be reduced according to your percentage of fault. For example if a jury feels that you are 30% at fault for not having a motorcycle license at the time of the accident and the case is worth $100,000, then you would receive $70,000.
So how can you obtain a motorcycle license? The answer to this question is in two parts. First you can obtain a motorcycle only license which would allow you to only operate a motorcycle license. Second if you have a regular driver’s license, then you can obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license. Either the endorsement on your driver’s license or the motorcycle only license is required if the engine is more than 50cc.
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