When summer is in full swing, the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner. South Dakota has made the rally its home since 1938 when the rally featured only nine riders. Today, attendance tops more than 700,000 people.
While motorcycle riding and is the featured attraction, there are a variety of events, including the Mayor's Pub crawl, a Street Food Throw Down, the Beard and Mustache Contest, and the Tuesday Tatoo Contest. If you want a break from the bikes, there’s the Legendary Sturgis 5K.
With the potential for the rally to hit one million attendees this year, there will be a lot of bikes and pedestrians on the road. While not every person will be riding, there is always the potential for accidents. And according to weighted results from the CDC and MADD, South Dakota ranks as the third worst state for DUI problems. The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety’s website, named South Dakota Rides, has developed a Sturgis Rally Safety Checklist, which can help you reduce your risk of being involved in a serious motorcycle accident.
Hundreds of thousands of riders and spectators enjoy the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year, and we're confident you will find this event enjoyable, entertaining and memorable as well. However, if you or a loved one are injured in a serious motorcycle accident, the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is ready to help. As avid motorcycle fans ourselves, we know the risks you face on the road. It's important that you are actively represented to ensure that you have the knowledge and support you need when working with insurance companies. If we don't earn a settlement for you, you don't pay us anything. Our team of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will maintain your best interests so that you can get the medical reimbursement and compensation needed to get back to what you love best- enjoying the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for years to come!
Contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben for a private, free consultation at 612-377-7777 or toll free at 1-800-752-4265.