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Helmet Law May Impact Your Recovery

If you are wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle accident you can sue the person that caused the crash for all of your injuries. 

However, if you don't wear a helmet, Florida's Helmet Law may reduce the recovery.  In Florida, if you're over the age of 21 and have a minimum of $10,000 of medical insurance, then the operator of the motorcycle is not required to wear a helmet.  §316.211, Fla. Stat.   If you are under the age of 21, you must wear a helmet at all times.

If you are in a motorcycle accident and you are not wearing a helmet, the at fault driver and their insurance company will attempt to blame some or all of your injuries on your own negligence for not wearing a helmet. This is commonly referred to as comparative negligence.  The reality is many motorcycle drivers do not like to wear a helmet because it may not be as enjoyable of a ride. While that may be true, it gives the defense a reason to not accept responsibility for some or all of your injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.

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