Bike Week is underway in Daytona Beach, which means a major influx of motorcycle enthusiasts. This is a fun time for many in the area, but it can also prove a dangerous time. This goes for those who are participating in the Bike Week activities in the area as well as locals who are simply trying to commute and go about their business as usual. If any kind of accidents occur during Bike Week, our team would like to help you with these matters.
Our personal injury lawyers can help victims of serious accidents, whether these accidents occur during Bike Week or during some other time. We'd like to take a moment to focus on accidents involving bicyclists during Bike Week and why those are so serious.
The Dangers of Bike Week
Bike Week is one of the biggest gatherings of motorcycle enthusiasts in the country, with thousands coming into town to engage in various activities around town. With more people and more vehicles on the road, that means greater chances for serious accidents. This is particularly serious given the increase in drunk driving and driving under the influence during Bike Week.
Just over the weekend, there was a fatal accident on North Causeway near Riverside Drive that involved a motorcyclist from Massachusetts. Eastbound I-4 near the New Smyrna Beach and Deland interchange was shut down for hours because of the crash. There was also another crash reported in Ormond Beach.
Why Bicyclists Are at Increased Risk
As you can imagine, a bicyclist is extremely vulnerable to serious collisions with a motorcyclist. Bicyclists are very exposed to injuries and impacts. Even when wearing a helmet, serious injuries can occur simply given the rate of speed of motor vehicles as well as the amount of mass and force behind these motor vehicles in motion.
What Bicyclists Can Do to Protect Themselves
During Bike Week, bicyclists should be extra attentive of their surroundings and try to avoid areas that are packed with out-of-towners who are visiting for Bike Week. Bicyclists should also be very cautious while on major roads where increased traffic is common. Use hand signal, wear your helmet, wear light and reflective clothing, and always be aware of your surroundings. In general, this means biking smart and biking safe.
Fighting for Injury Victims and Their Loved Ones
When someone has been injured by a motorcyclist during Bike Week, it's important that the motorcyclist be held accountable. Our legal team will be sure to seek damages for injuries and any property damage, holding the negligent party responsible for his or her actions.
If an accident proves fatal, we will fight for compensation with regard to the loss of your loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys at our law firm are committed to the loved ones of accident victims, and while the compensation sought will not bring your loved one back, it can help with the mourning and coping process.
Learn More About Auto Accident Litigation
If you or someone that you love has been injured as a result of someone's negligence during Bike Week, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury lawyers today. Those visiting from out of town can rest assured that our team will assist in covering travel fees and other expenses within reason. Ultimately, we are here for you during your time of legal need.