Motorcycling and motorcyclists are well represented at dozens of special events located throughout the state.

Motorcyclists from across the U.S. convened on the Daytona Beach area for 10 days beginning on March 6, 2014 for the annual Bike Week, just one of the reasons Florida is beloved by bikers. From Bike Week in spring through Biketoberfest in, you guessed it, October – and even throughout the winter season – motorcycling and motorcyclists are well represented at dozens of special events located throughout the state.

What makes Florida so attractive to bikers? The same things that attract a lot of vacationers to the state – beautiful weather and beautiful beaches. While it’s great that Florida receives so much devoted attention from vacationers from across the U.S. and beyond, that kind of popularity means the state’s roadways are often clogged and accidents are therefore more likely to occur. In fact, on March 10, 2014, just four days after the start of this year’s Bike Week, New Yorker Christopher Converse died from injuries he sustained two days earlier in Volusia, FL, when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by a Port Orange, FL woman. Converse was the second biker to die during this year’s event. During last year’s Bike Week, three fatalities were reported.

Tampa auto accident risks
A car accident in Tampa certainly can be serious – even deadly, but when motorcycles are involved, the injuries are often much more serious. That’s primarily because of two factors: First, motorcyclists don’t have the same physical protection offered by a car, and second, they weigh much less than other motor vehicles, which means even a small impact can do significant damage. That means a motorcyclist involved in an auto accident in Tampa can wind up with considerable medical costs as well as pain and suffering, lost wages and other financial losses.

Protect your rights
Whether you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury in Tampa, the result is the same: You need an attorney who understands your rights and is ready and able to protect them. Often, the full impact of an accident doesn’t become known until weeks after the incident, and delays in getting legal help can be costly, sometimes even resulting in having your claim thrown out. The moral: Get a lawyer as soon as possible to help ensure your rights are fully protected.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Tampa – even a minor one – contact the attorneys at the Baird Law Group immediately to make sure you get the help you need and the compensation you deserve. Call 813-849-2679 to schedule your free consultation