The Law Offices of Scott Sobol

Is Lane Sharing Legal in Florida?

Suffering injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, especially as you contend with injuries, medical bills, and other unforeseen consequences. Under these circumstances, it can be challenging to understand the nuances of Florida’s motorcycle laws and how they apply to your unique case. In Florida, lane sharing—where two motorcycles ride side by side in the same lane—is legal and may impact your claim. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, a seasoned legal professional can meticulously analyze your case, help you understand the laws involved, and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. 

At The Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our attorneys are committed to helping our clients move their lives forward after their accidents. We are committed to personalizing our approach to every case to help you recover damages for the full scope of your losses. Following your accident, your number one priority should be your healing and recovery. We can handle every detail of your case on your behalf so you can devote 100% of your energy to your health. 

Florida’s Lane Sharing Laws

Lane sharing, or riding motorcycles side-by-side in one lane, is legal in Florida. However, motorcyclists engaging in lane sharing must abide by the posted speed limit and other rules of the road. If a motorcyclist is acting negligently while sharing a lane, they may be held liable for any injuries their actions cause. 

While often confused with lane sharing, lane splitting is both dangerous and illegal in Florida. In other words, motorcyclists cannot ride between lanes to bypass traffic. Lane splitting can easily startle other drivers on the road and is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. However, due to Florida’s modified comparative negligence standard, you may be eligible to recover some compensation for your injuries even if you split lanes. To secure compensation, you must be less than 51% at fault for the collision. An experienced attorney can review your case and determine how Florida’s personal injury laws apply to your claim. 

How Can a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You?

Following a motorcycle accident, many victims feel stressed and unsure of their next steps. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you pursue justice during this challenging time. At The Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our attorneys are devoted to helping our clients secure the compensation they need to heal and recover. A few of the many ways our talented team can help you include the following:

  • Thoroughly investigating every detail of your case
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Collecting evidence to support your claim
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Guiding you through every step of Florida’s complex legal process
  • Preparing your case for trial, should one become necessary
  • Answering your legal questions

When you partner with our firm, you can trust your attorney to advocate aggressively on your behalf through the claims process. We tailor our approach to every client and will work tirelessly to meet your needs. 

Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney at The Law Offices of Scott Sobol

If you suffered injuries due to lane sharing or lane splitting, an experienced attorney can help you pursue damages for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. At The Law Offices of Scott Sobol, our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused. Attorney Sobol has represented over 1,000 clients and can apply his experience and skills to fight for you.

To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (954) 440-2000 or complete our contact form.

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