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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from February, 2012

Motorcycle License Requirement Information for Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Pinellas and Pasco County Riders


Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center proudly represents motorcyclists who have been the victims of motorcycle accidents. One of the first questions that must be answered in a motorcycle accident case is whether the motorcyclist had a valid motorcycle endorsement at the time of the accident. In Florida, motorcyclists (regardless of age) are required to obtain and possess a motorcycle only license or have a motorcycle endorsement added to their driver’s license. Before you can obtain a motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license, you are required to successfully complete the Florida Rider Training Program.

If an injured motorcyclists did not have a valid motorcycle license at the time of an accident, can they still pursue a personal injury lawsuit?

YES, if you were injured while riding a motorcycle but did not have a valid motorcycle license you are still able to pursue a claim for damages against the person who caused the accident. However, the fact that the motorcyclist did not possess a valid motorcycle license at the time of the accident can be used against them. In most instances, the motorcyclist’s claim for damages will be somewhat lower than a similar claim involving a motorcyclist who possessed a valid license.

Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, have dedicated a substantial portion of their practice to representing motorcyclists who have been injured by the negligence of others. Our attorneys have litigated numerous prior cases involving motorcycle victims who have been injured through the negligence of other motorists in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Polk and Orange County. If you or a loved one have been injured as the direct result of negligence of another motorist, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.

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