Every year tens of thousand of bikers on their motorcycles ride into Austin for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. It is a great event with lots of fun, good music, and energy coming into Austin, Texas. However, these bikers while traveling on Texas highways and the streets of Austin are vulnerable to careless, reckless, and intoxicated drivers that can cause serious accidents. Unfortunately, when a large truck, bus, SUV, van, or car driven by a careless or intoxicated driver collides with a motorcycle, it is usually the person on the motorcycle that suffers.
If you or someone you love has been in an Austin motorcycle accident resulting in serious injuries or worse an Austin fatal motorcycle collision and you have questions, feel free to submit an inquiry online or send an e-mail to Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Jason Coomer, for a Free Online Evaluation of a potential Austin Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit or an Austin Catastrophic Injury Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit.
Great Rides Around Austin and through the Central
Texas Hill County include Some Dangerous Highways HWY 71 &
RR 620, RR 12, and RR 36
(Be Careful and Give Larger Vehicle Drivers Space)
One of the more scenic motorcycle rides around Austin, Lake Travis, and the Central Texas Hill Country is taking HWY 2222 out to RR 620. Once you get to HWY 2222 you are close to Lake Travis and several great Austin institutions including the Violente Beach (Water Park), the Oasis, and the famous Hippie Hollow. Take a left on RR620 and you can ride by Carlos and Charlie's (follow the signs off of RR620) as well as ride over the Mansfield Dam.
RR620 ends at Highway 71 which is a scenic Texas highway, but one of the most dangerous highways in Central Texas. Be careful on this highway, because it has had numerous fatal accidents over the last several years. This highway has been under construction and has quite a bit of lake traffic going back and forth from Austin to Lake LBJ making it a dangerous place to ride. It can be part of a great riding loop through the Texas Hill Country and by Lake Travis, but it is a potentially dangerous ride.
At HWY 2222 and RR 620, you can extend this ride and take Bullock Hollow Road that winds on to 2769 and allows you to ride around Lake Travis. You can then continue on 2769 until you get to FM Road 1431 to Marble Falls and come back around to Austin on Highway 71. Great scenic ride, but FM Road 1431 is narrow, hilly, and can be dangerous.
Another great ride is to take HWY 2244 out to HWY 71, head west to Hamilton Pool Road, then take a left on Ranch Road 12 and head south down through Dripping Springs and then Wimberly. A few miles after Wimberly RR12 hits RR36, turn right and head west over the scenic Devil's Backbone. A great view of the Texas Hill Country, but again can be dangerous if you get around intoxicated or careless drivers.
All are excellent rides through the Texas Hill Country, but be safe and aware that there are some dangerous areas, especially on HWY 71 and on certain parts of FM Road 1431, RR 36, and RR 12.
Fatal Accidents and Automobile Collisions on Highway
71 from Construction, Heavy Traffic, Lake Traffic, and
(Take Extra Special Care on HWY 71)
Numerous fatal accidents and automobile collisions on Highway 71 have raised concerns about parts of this Texas Highway and are good reminders to be careful when traveling on Highway 71.
Business Owner: Deadly Highway 71 Crash Not a Surprise
June 3, 2009
By JIM BERGAMO / KVUE News / WATCH
"The name of the man killed in Tuesday night's traffic accident on Highway 71 in Southwest Travis County has not yet been released. Investigators say the man was driving on the wrong side of the road when the fatal crash occurred."
"On average we see at least one wreck a month at this intersection because there are no protected turn lanes and no protected turn lights," Amor said.
"The traffic situation has gotten so bad that Amor says many of his customers traveling Westbound on 71 won’t even try to cross the highway. Instead they pass it up, go down to the traffic light at Old Bee Caves and Thomas Springs Road, then cut through the Valero and onto the eastbound side of the highway so they can enter Oak Hill Automotive more safely."
TxDOT, Motorists Concerned about Highway 71 Safety
By: Kendra Mendez
"Multiple car wrecks on Highway 71 are drawing attention from motorists and road engineers. Multiple car crash fatalities are raising red flags about the safety of Highway 71."
Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Protects Injured People and Grieving Families from Insurance Companies, Insurance Adjusters, and Risk Management Departments
Unfortunately, careless drivers cause accidents and insurance companies are not always willing to adequately compensate those injured in serious collisions or the families of persons killed in crashes by negligent drivers. Insurance Adjusters too often prefer to pay as little as possible on legitimate motorcycle and other automobile accident claims when they can get away with it. If you don’t have a lawyer and have been offered compensation on a current claim, it is possible that you are eligible for cash damages many times what is being offered. Hiring an attorney especially in catastrophic damage fatal motorcycle accident or catastrophic injury motorcycle cases can often greatly increase the amount that is recovered from an insurance company or risk management departments.
Whether the accident was caused by reckless driving, mechanical error, and/or alcohol, it is helpful to hire a lawyer that understands insurance companies, can navigate liability insurance, PIP, medical pay, uninsured, and underinsured motorist coverage. The Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer that you hire may be able to obtain substantial compensation for a motorcycle collision including property damage, medical costs, lost wages, future losses, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering and other damages. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, it is important that you contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney so you fully understand your rights before proceeding with settling a claim.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on motorcycle accidents, collisions, wrecks and crashes. Don't think that if you have suffered serious injuries in an motorcycle collision that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you for all the medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered. They probably won't. In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your claim prior to knowing the full extent of your damages. I have also seen insurance adjusters will delay and allow the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.
Texas Fatal and Catastrophic Injury Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Austin motorcycle accident lawyer, Jason Coomer helps bikers that have been injured by the negligence of other drivers and negligent road construction contractors. He investigates motorcycle accidents that have caused serious injuries and/or that have killed bikers. From motorcycle accidents that were caused by careless and negligent drivers to fatal accidents caused by incorrectly marked road construction or construction debris, he assists bikers and their families seek money compensation for insurance companies and negligent drivers.
Driving on our roads is a necessary risk we all take. In Texas, we are required by law to buy liability insurance for motorcycles in order to compensate injured parties in the event we cause an accident. It is also a good idea to go beyond the minimum required insurance and purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, medical pay (med pay), and underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage to protect yourself.
Austin Texas Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure those injured in automobile accidents are fully compensated under the law. He has helped many people injured by negligent and drunk drivers and made sure that the families of those killed and seriously injured were compensated. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance companies and big businesses to make sure they pay adequate compensation for damages caused by drunk, reckless, careless, or negligent drivers. He handles automobile accident claims including motorcycle collisions in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
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