At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we have a team of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to provide legal assistance to victims of car and motorcycle accidents. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand the catastrophic injuries that tend to impact victims of these types of collisions, and are ready to help them get just compensation.
Our attorneys are not just here to help victims who are from the Daytona area, but also those who are visiting. Recently, our region welcomed thousands of visitors for the 79th annual Bike Week in Daytona. This 10-day event is the world’s largest motorcycle event.
Unfortunately, with large crowds and increased traffic comes a greater risk of accidents. Here, we discuss some of the events offered at Bike Week and offer tips for staying safe during large events like these.
Bike Week Events
Bike week is the largest motorcycle gathering in the world. This event offers many activities to local residents and visitors to the area. Patrons of this street festival can enjoy races, concerts, bike shows, manufacturer showcases, rallies, shopping, and more.
Spanning the week of March 6th to March 15th, these were just some of the notable events that were part of Bike Week’s line-up:
- AC/DC Tribute Band
- AMSOIL Treasure Hunt
- Burning Bike
- Daytona Swap Meet
- Free Honda Factory Demo Rides
- Indian Challenger vs. Harley Road Glide Demo Experience
- Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death Vintage Motorcycle Stunt Show
- Daytona Supercross
- Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross
- Daytona 200/Daytona TT
- Rolling Stones Tribute Band
Be Aware of Accident Risks
Bike Week offers many fun activities for motorcyclists and enthusiasts, but accidents can be more likely due to the influx of people to the area. This event significantly increases traffic, and many guests will be traveling on motorcycles. Anyone who participates in these events should be aware that there are likely to be more auto and motorcycle accidents at these types of gatherings than there are in typical traffic conditions.
Personal injury is also more of a risk at events like Bike Week. Slip and fall accidents are a particular concern. Large crowds, alcohol consumption, trash and debris on the ground, and people hurrying from one event to another are just some of the conditions that make a slip, fall, or other accidents more likely.
Practice Safety during Bike Week
The best way to minimize the risk of accident or injury when large crowds gather is to take extra safety precautions. We suggest these tips for enjoying Bike Week and other similar gatherings without becoming an injury victim:
- Obey traffic laws
- Practice defensive driving
- Wear appropriate protective gear
- Keep a safe distance between your motorcycle and others
- Be well aware of your surroundings
- Look out for obstacles on the road
- Avoid distractions
If you have been the victim of an accident in the Daytona area, the attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can provide legal representation as you fight for the financial compensation you deserve. To discuss your situation in further detail, send us a message as soon as possible, or call our law firm at (866) 332-9553.