In September 2016, an Austin Police Officer with 17 years of experience with the force passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The officer was on duty at the time and acting as an escort for a funeral procession. This tragic incident should serve as a reminder to motorcyclists of the high risk associated with operation of a motorcycle.
There are a few things that motorcyclists can do to prevent painful accidents and protect themselves on Austin roadways. Motorcyclists should always drive defensively and be aware of other traffic and potential hazards on the roadway. Motorcyclists should also ensure that all equipment is working properly, including headlights, tail lights, turn signals, and brakes. Motorcyclists should always wear a helmet and other protective gear. Because motorcyclists are especially vulnerable, you should always stay within the posted speed limit and pay careful attention to your surroundings. Motorcyclists should also avoid being in the blind spots of other vehicles.
In some cases, regardless of the precautions you take, accidents may result. Unfortunately other drivers maybe negligent or fail to pay attention. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Austin or the surrounding area, you should contact a motorcycle accidents Austin personal injury attorney. A motorcycle accidents Austin personal injury attorney can provide you with helpful legal advice about possible remedies under the law.
An Austin personal injury attorney can review your case and help you determine if there is a basis to pursue money damages against the party responsible for the accident and your injuries. They will represent you in your claim and keep you informed about the process. An Austin personal injury attorney will be familiar with the law and can help you make informed decisions about how to proceed with your case. Call to schedule a consultation today if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. An experienced and attorney from our firm can provide you with guidance specific to your situation and needs.
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