Any time there's a large gathering, there's the potential for unfortunate incidents to occur. Most people show up to have a good time, but there are people who act negligently and show no concern for others. Our personal injury attorneys want to make sure people who act negligently during large events and injure others in the process are held accountable for what they've done.
Right now we'd like to focus on a large upcoming event that takes place later this month, which most Daytona Beach residents are probably familiar with already: Biketoberfest.
Biketoberfest is an annual weekend event that draws thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the city from all over the country. This year, Biketoberfest will be held from October 17th to October 20th.
Are accidents common at Biketoberfest?
Yes. Any time there are that many vehicles gathered in one place and that many people, the chances for a motorcycle accident or auto accident of some kind increase. If there are street races, alcohol, and illicit substances involved, these chances of injury go way up. This is unfortunate since most of the people who attend Biketoberfest events simply want to have a good time.
The possibility of injury and illegal activities are why local authorities take precautions to ensure that the city remains as safe as possible. And yet even then, the efforts of law enforcement can only go so far. Serious injuries and fatal accidents have occurred in the past, ones affecting not just motorcyclists but pedestrians and other motorists as well. The same goes for the similar though longer annual event Daytona Beach Bike Week.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Serious
During Biketoberfest, a number of motorcyclists may go against good judgment and drive their motorcycle while drunk. Driving while drunk will seriously impair reflexes and good judgment, increasing the likelihood of accidents occurring. Add to that the possibility of illegal street racing and other activities that could result in collisions and you have a bad recipe for negligent behavior. That's why our motorcycle accident attorneys seek to help those who are injured.
Potential Accidents Involving Pedestrians and Other Motorists
Motorcycle accidents don't just mean accidents caused by or involving motorcyclists. There is the chance that innocent pedestrians and other motorists may be affected by negligent behavior and bad choices. Such incidents must be taken seriously, and the responsible parties must be held accountable.
We should also note that the motorcyclists are not the only people who might cause injuries and collisions. Motorcycles have a tendency to get lost in the blindspots of other motorists, meaning possible collisions while turning or merging. In those cases, the injured motorcyclists should feel free to come to us if they were the victim of another motorist's inattentive or reckless driving.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help You
By coming to our law firm, we will be able to handle the legal matters ahead, helping obtain compensation for injuries and damaged property. You and your loved ones will be able to focus on recovery. This kind of peace of mind cannot be understated.
Learn More About Motorcycle Accident Litigation
If you or someone you love is involved in a serious accident during Biketoberfest, it's important that you contact a Daytona Beach Biketoberfest accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our team will be here for you in your time of legal need.