Daytona Bike Week 2019 runs from March 7 to March 17, 2019. The event is dubbed the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” and organizers say it will be a “10-day event filled with high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases and more.” It is estimated that approximately 500,000 people will attend this annual event.
“With the anticipated increase in the number of motorcycles on the streets in, and around, Daytona, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. urge motorists to be cautious when traveling in the area,” said Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016, which is up 5.1 percent from 5,029 in 2015. Motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash, per vehicle mile traveled, in 2016.
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, a motorcycle’s small size may make it look farther away than it actually is. When vehicles are turning at an intersection or into, or out of, a driveway, the vehicle drivers need to check the traffic.
In a Spivey Law Firm blog titled “Rear-End Motorcycle Accident Liability,” we outlined the most common injures that occur in motorcycle accidents. These include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones commonly in the wrists, hands and arms
- Shoulder injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Internal injuries
“We encourage victims of motorcycle accidents to contact us after seeking medical attention. Even though the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in Florida is four years from the date of the accident, waiting can prove very costly. Evidence is lost, and memories fade as time passes,” reminds Attorney Spivey.
There are many factors involved in a motorcycle accident case in Florida. Some of these factors are speaking with witnesses, reviewing police reports, and reviewing medical records. Forensics and medical experts may also be consulted to re-create the scene of the accident and collaborate any medical findings.
“Our experienced motorcycle legal team has assisted many in their motorcycle personal injury cases. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees unless we make a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.