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Daytona Bike Week Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Daytona Bike Week Motorcycle Accident AttorneyAs a Daytona Bike Week motorcycle accident attorney, I have already received my first call from a seriously injured biker this morning.  Bike week started this weekend.  My mind always goes to the numbers of tragic deaths suffered by motorcycle riders every year during bike week.  I’m keeping this post short because I am in a hurry this morning.  But, bottom line, if you were involved in a motorcycle accident, were not at fault (or were only partially responsible), and suffered injuries, then there are several things you need to know to get the most money for your injuries.

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After A Motorcycle Accident During Daytona Bike Week

Immediately after the accident, you should:

  • get immediate medical attention (this isn’t just for your well-being; prompt medical treatment matters A LOT to case value).
  • mention everything that is hurting to the doctor (again, not just for your well-being — this advice relates to case value).
  • do not talk to any insurance adjuster — they can hurt your case value and that is their real goal, regardless of what they tell you.
  • get the police report if possible, or at least the report number from the police officer.
  • oh, yeah, call the police if someone hasn’t already.
  • get the names, and full contact information, for any witnesses.  If they refuse, try to get their tag number.
  • get the insurance information of the at-fault driver, and the drivers of any other vehicles involved in the accident.
  • take photos of the vehicles, your motorcycle, any tattered clothes or helmet, your injuries, and you being transported by ambulance or at the hospital, if you went.
  • if you do not go to the hospital, go somewhere for treatment right away.  If you didn’t, and are just reading this, go now.
  • speak to a Daytona Bike Week motorcycle accident attorney before contacting any insurance adjuster.
  • you are required to speak with your own insurance company, typically within 30 days.  But you should speak to a motorcycle accident attorney first.
  • you are not required, ever, to speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.  They will give you a different impression, and might be aggressive in attempting to speak with you.  Do not fall for their tricks.
  • there are many high volume law firms in Central Florida.  Unless you want advice from non-lawyer call center sales people, you might want to call my firm, where you can speak with an actual lawyer (usually: me).

Daytona Bike Week By The Numbers

Over 500,000 motorcyclists visit Daytona Beach each year for Bike Week, which is actually a ten day event drawing crowds from across the country.  Most have a great time, enjoying riding along the coast, or maybe The Loop, which is a beautiful scenic route between Daytona & Ormond Beach.  The problem is, Daytona is not the safest community.  Even during normal times of the year, with regular traffic, there is a much higher incidence of speeding and reckless driving in Daytona, than other parts of the state.  Pedestrian fatalities from people crossing the streets are, very sadly, not uncommon.  Also, The Loop, which is very popular, isn’t designed to handle heavy volumes of traffic.  That can be a very dangerous stretch, particularly for people on bicycles, but also in many ways for motorcycle riders.

How Motorcycle Accident Cases Are Handled

In many ways, a motorcycle accident is handled exactly the same as any other auto accident.  But there are some differences related to helmet usage, insurance, and some slight differences in the applicable laws.  You can read all about those here.  You can read how wearing or not wearing your helmet might affect your case here.  Finally, you can read the basics regarding how motorcycle accident fault is determined here.

If you were injured during an accident, I hope you will call or text me to learn more about the best way to handle your case.  Here’s why I think you should hire me.  And my thoughts on the best & worst accident attorneys in Central Florida.

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About the Author:

Tina Willis is a serious injury, accident & death lawyer, based in Orlando, Florida, although she accepts cases throughout the state of Florida, and in Georgia, where she is also licensed. She vigorously prosecutes serious injury and death cases caused by auto accidents, semi-truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, products & premises liability cases, as well as medical malpractice. Ms. Willis operates a boutique law firm from Orlando, Florida, focused on maintaining a reasonable case load so that she can provide personalized service to all of her clients. She spends a tremendous amount of time helping her clients understand how they can help increase the value of their cases, sometimes significantly. After graduating second in her class from Florida State University College of Law in 1995, Ms. Willis worked as an attorney for two large Atlanta defense firms, where she practiced excess insurer defense, and worked on countless multi-million dollar cases. Ms. Willis also worked as a law professor at Barry University. She has also recovered millions for her own accident clients. Ms. Willis has attained many impressive industry awards, including (1) being nominated as a “Ten Best Female Lawyers” in Florida, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; (2) being selected as one of the “10 Best Florida Lawyers,” by the American Institute of Legal Counsel; (3) being selected as a National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer; (4) being selected as a “10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award, from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; (5) being a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Club (fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide are members); (6) being selected by Expertise.com as one of the 20 best Orlando medical malpractice lawyers; (7) being selected as a Number One Personal Injury, Car Accident & Wrongful Death Attorney By Orlando Style Magazine, based on client and other attorney ratings; (8) being selected as one of the “Three Best Rated” Orlando Accident Attorneys based on handpicked selection; (9) achieving a “superb” perfect “10.0” AVVO rating as an auto accident attorney (10) having many 5-star client reviews all over the Internet, and (11) being named one of Orlando’s “Ten Best” personal injury attorneys by Thumbtack rating system. Before you hire another Florida personal injury lawyer, you owe it to yourself to speak with Ms. Willis. Consultations and representation never cost you a penny until she wins your case.
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