Every year, thousands of bikers ride into the state for the annual Daytona Bike Week. As a result, the already booming number of Central Florida motorcycle accidents goes up. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Daytona Beach are attorneys who know the debilitating, and often fatal, effects motorcycle accidents can have on the victims and their families. The legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can pursue compensation in these matters and help secure a better future for those whose lives have been changed by a motorcycle accident. Our legal representatives are experienced in handling claims involving auto accidents, truck accidents, and more.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
According to statistical research, the majority of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles, mostly at intersections. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Driver failure to yield right-of-way to a motorcyclist
- Failure of other drivers to detect motorcycle in vicinity
- Driver making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle
- View of the motorcyclist or driver is obstructed by glare or other vehicles
- Alcohol/drug influence
- Mechanical failure
The Central Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you pursue monetary compensation for your losses in the event of a motorcycle crash. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach today and we will review your case free of charge.
Daytona Bike Week
During a Daytona Beach Week festival where 500,000 bikes converge it is likely that the number of accidents, injuries and death will increase. However credit should be given to the Daytona Beach/Volusia County law enforcement agencies for planning ahead to slow down traffic and make pedestrian crosswalks in congested areas such as the Iron Horse Saloon and Destination Daytona to reduce the risk to bikers and pedestrians alike. In 2006, Twenty-six deaths were reported and 2009 we only had seven deaths reported. Bike Week in Florida has become a national event, and with the large number of motorcycles in the area at one time, accident rates go up. Many accidents during Daytona Bike Week occur because of inexperienced or impaired drivers, and many others occur because of negligent drivers. With many motorcyclists in one place at one time, there have also been incidents of collisions with each other.
For motorcyclists planning to attend Bike Week in Florida, extra precautions should be taken since many other bikers will be on the road. Motorcyclists should always wear protective helmets, obey traffic laws, keep a sharp eye to their surroundings, and be wary of other drivers who may not see them. Drivers of motorbikes should also make sure to take out uninsured motorist insurance in order to protect their finances in the event of an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident during the Daytona Bike Week celebration, contact our Central Florida motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation.
Our Central Florida attorneys know the effects of motorcycle accidents can put an enormous strain on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Though money can never erase the tragedy of these events, it can sometimes help to secure your future after devastating losses. Compensation can be pursued in areas including:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you are pursuing a wrongful death action in the event that a loved one has sustained fatal injuries from a motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Daytona Beach can work to recover damages for:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of benefits
In Central Florida, motorcycle accidents are not infrequent, and the rights of victims need to be vigorously protected. Our firm is here to help.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Daytona Bike Week in Florida brings thousands of motorcyclists into our area every year. In addition to the many motorbikes careening down our roadways in Central Florida, this event can lead to devastating motorcycle accidents. Contact our Central Florida motorcycle accident lawyers in Daytona Beach today for a free consultation. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash in Central Florida, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can work to secure your future.
We also represent cases involving auto accident, boat accident, motorcycle accident, accidental death, trucking accidents, water craft accidents, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, sexual child abuse, physical child abuse, nursing home negligence, dog bites, product liability, construction accidents and criminal defense. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach today for a free consultation and we will review your case.