Driving Safely During Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary Reunion
August 5, 2014
Our legal team at Welcenbach Law Offices, S.C. welcomes Harley-Davidson’s 110th-anniversary event that has just started in Milwaukee. This is a five-day event that is serving as biker reunion, one that is expected to attract tens of thousands of people to Milwaukee, including people from other parts of the world. (The reunion is expected to attract motorcyclists from as far away as Australia, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.) Our law firm is proud that our city is the birthplace of this historic motorcycle brand! We advise all motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts attending the anniversary celebration to remember to ride and drive safely.
The Harley-Davidson’s 110th reunion is already underway—it started yesterday (Aug. 29) and will last through Labor Day (Sept. 2). The festivities include a parade, street parties, special competitions, concerts and much more. This is the closing event of a global 110th anniversary celebration that has been taking place, as Harley-Davidson has spent the past year hosting other celebratory events in various other countries, according to the Journal Sentinel’s reporting.
When taking part Harley-Davidson’s celebration this weekend, it is important that motorcyclists and other drivers are paying full attention to the road. Because motorcycles are smaller in size and weight when compared to other vehicles, and because of the lack of protective covering motorcycles have, motorcyclists are at higher risk of suffering from serious injuries. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists were more than 30 times more likely (per vehicle mile traveled) to die in motor vehicle traffic accidents than individuals driving or riding in passenger cars, in the year 2011.
By taking the appropriate precautions, those who are on the road can create a much safer environment that could potentially prevent needless injuries and fatalities. Drivers of passenger cars and other vehicles should keep a close watch for motorcyclists on the road and make sure to keep a safe distance. Furthermore, motorcyclists and other drivers should avoid speeding, drinking and driving, engaging in distracted driving and other activities that would increase the chances that an accident will occur.
If you do end up being injured in a motorcycle accident or another type of accident in Milwaukee this weekend (or anytime in the future), the first thing you should do is contact a knowledgeable lawyer who can handle your personal injury matter. At Welcenbach Law Offices, S. C., we have a team of competent Milwaukee personal injury attorneys who have experience handling motorcycle accident cases. We can help through every aspect of your case, from collecting evidence, to filing a claim or lawsuit, to negotiating a fair settlement with the appropriate insurance company. If the insurance company is not willing to make you a fair deal, we can help you handle the matter through litigation.
Contact our skilled team here at Welcenbach Law Offices, S.C. if you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident. We are ready to assist you!