This year, Bike Week was March 4 through March 13 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, thousands of motorcycle riders from across the country congregate at the beach for a week of camaraderie and riding under the Florida sun. With this year being Bike Week’s 75th anniversary and with gas prices still relatively low, officials reported a larger turnout than normal.
Unfortunately, despite the respect that most riders have for one another, many other drivers do not share this same level of respect behind the wheel. For a number of unfortunate Bike Week attendees each year, this leads to dangerous collisions on the road.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident during Bike Week, the attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell, P.A. can help you seek just compensation. We regularly represent motorcycle accident victims in Florida, and we have decades of experience helping riders hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Seeking Compensation for an Accident During Bike Week
Follow these tips for seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident during Bike Week, and contact us for a complimentary consultation about your legal rights:
1. Learn About Your Rights.
In order to seek compensation, we must be able to prove that someone else was at least partially responsible in causing the collision. Car and truck drivers are regularly at fault in motorcycle accidents, and we can conduct a thorough investigation to determine your legal rights.
Learn about some common causes of accidents that can entitle victims to financial compensation.
2. Seek Prompt Medical Attention.
While you may be entitled to repair or replacement costs for your motorcycle, the majority of your claim for compensation will be based on your physical injuries. In order to preserve your legal rights (and protect your health), it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after being involved in a collision.
3. Make Note of Any Witnesses.
Especially during an event such as Bike Week, it is easy to point the finger at the rider in a collision between a car and a motorcycle. People (and insurance companies) tend to assume that bikes are dangerous, and that riders are the ones who instigate confrontations and take risks on the road. While not critical, if there were any witnesses to the accident, their testimony could prove extremely helpful in your claim for compensation.
4. Hire a Lawyer as Soon as Possible.
In any event, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible about taking action to protect your legal rights. Evidence can fade, and there are important steps you need to take in order to avoid jeopardizing your claim. Not only can an attorney deal with the insurance companies for you (and take them to court if necessary), but an attorney will also be able to help you understand the full extent of your losses so that you can seek maximum compensation.
Speak With a Destin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
The attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell, P.A. represent motorcycle accident victims in Destin and throughout the Florida Panhandle. If you were injured in an accident on the way to or from Bike Week, we can help you seek just compensation for your losses. For more information about your legal rights, call (850) 682-2757 or request a free consultation online today.