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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured in a Daytona Beach Bike Week Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 27, 2024

As thousands of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike ascend upon Daytona Beach for the 83rd Annual Bike Week from March 1-10, 2024, members of the Florida Highway Patrol and other Volusia County law enforcement agencies are keeping a close eye on the local roadways to hopefully decrease the chance of a severe motorcycle accident.

Here at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., we have been fighting for the rights of injured motorcycle accident victims for almost five decades. Even though event planners have been working overtime to ensure the safety of every single Bike Week attendee by coordinating their efforts with local police officers, emergency medical teams, and Daytona Beach city officials, the odds of an accident involving a motorcycle are still quite high.

If you have been injured during an accident at Bike Week, you may be unsure of how to properly proceed, especially if you plan to take legal action. Here are a few helpful tips on the next steps to take after a severe motorcycle accident.

Ensure Safety and Medical Attention

Be sure to prioritize your safety by moving to a safe location and contact emergency services to report the accident/request medical assistance if necessary. Seek immediate medical attention for yourself and others involved in the accident.

Document the Accident Scene

Take photographs of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, road conditions, traffic signs, and signals. Obtain contact information from all parties involved in the accident, including witnesses, and note the names and badge numbers of responding law enforcement officers.

Report the Accident to Your Insurance Company

Promptly report the accident to your insurance company and provide accurate details of the accident while refraining from admitting fault or making assumptions about liability. Cooperate with your insurance company’s investigation process and provide the requested documentation.

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

Contact a reputable personal injury attorney with experience in handling motorcycle accident cases. Discuss the specifics of your accident and seek legal advice on your rights and options for pursuing compensation. Follow your attorney’s guidance regarding the preservation of evidence and communication with insurance companies.

Follow Medical Treatment Plans and Legal Deadlines

Adhere to medical treatment plans prescribed by healthcare professionals and attend all scheduled medical appointments for rehabilitation and recovery. Be mindful of Florida’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, typically four years from the date of the accident, and take timely action to protect your legal rights.

Contact Us Today

Since 1977, Daytona Beach personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham has been dedicated to the fair & just representation of motorcycle accident victims. To schedule a free 30-minute case evaluation, please contact us today toll-free at 877-FL-INJURY.

James O. Cunningham

James O. CunninghamSince 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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