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24 Hours of Daytona: Potential for Injuries for Locals and Visitors

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on February 14, 2017

Motorcyclists on the roadDaytona International Speedway brings many visitors to the area during racing season. There's obviously the Daytona 500 to consider at the end of the month, but there are countless other events as well. Additional Speedweeks events at Daytona continue this weekend, and Bike Week is just a few weeks away in March.

At the end of January, the Daytona International Speedway played host to the 24 Hours of Daytona, now known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona. With any major tourist destination and major gathering, there is a chance of injuries and accidents occurring at and around the venue. Given this, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys would like to consider what goes on at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, what sorts of accidents might happen, and how our law firm can help accident victims.

About 24 Hours of Daytona

First held in 1962, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is a 24-hour endurance race held during the last weekend of January or the first weekend of February to prevent crossover with the Super Bowl. The Rolex 24 At Daytona kicks off the racing season in the region.

Results of the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona

The winner of the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona was Wayne Taylor Racing, with drivers Ricky Taylor, Max Angelleli , and Jeff Gordon. They drove a whopping 659 laps around the track.

Wayne Taylor Racing just edged out Mustang Sampling Racing by .671 seconds. The drivers for the second place team were Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi, and Filipe Albuquerque.

In third place a full lap behind was VisitFlorida Racing. The team consisted of drivers Marc Goossens, Renger van der Zande, and Rene Rast.

Attendance Numbers and Tourism

The Daytona International Speedway doesn't keep its own numbers, but estimates for attendance can range from 30,000 to 40,000 fans.

Keep in mind that the Daytona International Speedway has a capacity of 101,000. For several weeks out the year, countless people throughout Florida, America, and the world will visit the region to see racing events, meet with other motorsport enthusiasts and sports fans, and to enjoy what Daytona Beach has to offer.

Potential Injuries and Accidents at 24 Hours of Daytona

With so many people gathered for sporting events, the potential for danger is present around Daytona International Speedway and throughout the city of Daytona Beach. If people drink too much and then drive behind the wheel, there's the potential for drunk driving collisions. In fact, the influx of extra people into the area may increase the risk of auto accidents and other kinds of traffic mishaps.

For visitors staying at local hotels and lodgings, there may be issues with safety at these businesses. Properties may not be as well-maintained as they ought to be, leading to serious slips and falls and other kinds of hazards.

How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You

If you or your loved ones are harmed while in the Daytona Beach area for motorsport events, our attorneys can help. We will discuss the nature of your accident and injury, and will then hold negligent persons or parties accountable. We will help you seek damages for medical bills and lost wages, and will make sure that the negligent party is punished so as to not repeat similar harmful actions in the future.

Learn More About Your Legal Options

For more information about your legal options and how we can help you in your time of legal need, be sure to contact our team of personal injury attorneys today. Our lawyers will help you in your time of legal need.

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