Six bikers died tragically at the 2013 Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach which ran from Friday to Sunday, October 18-20th. Five bikers died during the official event, while one person perished on their way to the festivities. Biketoberfest is an annual event celebrating the biker culture, including live music, food, contents, classic bike shows and more. These are the first deaths at the event since 2011.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of everyone involved in these tragic motorcycle accidents.
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham believes that riders should take full advantage of any and all protective equipment when riding their motorcycles but was very surprised to read a recent study regarding their effectiveness. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the results of their study and surprisingly found that helmets only give riders a slight advantage in surviving head injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Although Florida has mandatory helmet laws, they only affect those under 21 years of age and those who have purchased at least $10,000 in insurance coverage.
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