justice delivered

for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Focus: bicyclists, trucks interacting safely on urban streets

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2015 | Bicycle Accidents |

Reportedly, as noted in a recent media article on commercial trucks and bicyclists sharing the streets in American municipalities, fewer motorists are dying in accidents presently than in prior years, although “the death tolls for pedestrians and bicyclists have held relatively steady” over the past 10 years.

That spells both good and bad news, obviously. On the one hand, the discernible downward trend in fatalities for drivers and their passengers in motor vehicles is certainly encouraging. On the other hand, though, it is manifestly discouraging that a similar downward tick isn’t on clear display for bike riders and people getting around on foot.

And for walkers and bicyclists, it could get worse, note some safety experts.

The reason: Increasingly more people are avidly taking to their bikes for urban transportation, with more people walking to and from work, as well. That resurgence in healthy and economical movement is coinciding with more trucks plying city streets as well.

That synergy spells a recipe for disaster, resulting in a most literal collision course between trucks on the one hand and bicyclists and pedestrians on the other.

As noted in the aforementioned article, “Safety advocates would like to see a range of reforms.” Those centrally include things like size restrictions on trucks operating on city streets, more stringent training for truckers plying urban thoroughfares, and road design that more effectively integrates cars, trucks, bikers and walkers. There is also a growing call for so-called “side guards” that would preclude bikers and walkers from falling under the wheels of trucks.

Although there is no firm consensus on everything that needs to be done, there is a strong clarion call for safety-promoting action.

The need for that is great. According to one estimate, the number of work commuters across the country who travel by bicycle increased by more than 60 percent between 2000 and 2013.


Bg Testimonials

"5+ Stars for this attorney! There is no better in my book. Thank you for being a great attorney and being there for me when I needed someone on my side. This is the attorney to hire!"

"Scott Corwin exceeded my expectations. He walked me through the entire process but didn't waste my time. He was professional, aggressive, communicative, and efficient. If you want the best, you've found him."

"Scott was diligent, professional, compassionate, honest, and responsive. Scott was able to get me 10 times more than I thought I would receive for my accident. I couldn't recommend a better personal injury lawyer."

"Mr. Corwin is truly an amazing professional with outstanding tenacity and incredible skill for the law. If you want an Attorney that will work and breathe your case, day and night, then Mr. Corwin is the right man."

"I was told that Scott's the best, and he didn't let me down. From the first meeting all the way down through settlement I felt like my interests were being represented by someone knowledgeable, skilled, and that genuinely cared about my outcome."

"The settlement Scott obtained for me has provided my family with the security we need for the future. I recommend Scott Corwin to anyone injured in an accident, whether it's a small case or a life altering injury. He will fight to get you what you deserve."

"The "Force" is with this man! I'm grateful for Mr. Corwin's professionalism and highly recommend him to anyone in need of hi-caliber legal representation."

"Fast, easy, reliable, friendly, and hardworking! Fastest results I've ever heard of. I have only praises to sing about Scott! Will definitely be sending all my friends his way!"

"I got into an accident and I thank god I found Scott Corwin right away. I was treated with respect and all my questions or concerns were always readily answered. He is a rare gem and I highly recommend him."

"I appreciate you for the respectful manner in which you interact with your clients. My experience with you was exactly what I think an attorney client relationship should be. Your keen sensibilities set you apart. You are the consummate professional."

"I'd recommend Scott to anyone and call upon his services again with no hesitation. He's truly a "super lawyer" -- do not wait another minute - you have found your man. Retain him, follow his instructions, and move on with your life. He'll handle everything - what a relief!"

"I located Scott due to stellar reviews that I found online. He exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with my settlement."

"I was very lucky to come across Scott J. Corwin. Scott made sure I got all the medical treatment I needed. I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented. I highly recommend him."

"You did a tremendous job! I was extremely surprised and happy with my settlement amount. It was higher than I expected! You definitely are the Super Lawyer!"

"If you need a personal injury attorney who listens, cares about you, is candid, thorough, reassuring, who will be your legal advocate to protect your rights, and will do all he can to obtain the best possible settlement for you, then Scott J. Corwin is that lawyer."

"I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented attorney I have worked with. I highly recommend him."

"Thank you for your professionalism. You maximized the result for your client and did so much faster than 99% of lawyers ever could or would."

"I am not sure dealing with the aftermath of an accident can ever be hassle-free, but using Scott as your lawyer is about as close as you'll ever get. I give him my most enthusiastic recommendation."

"I enormously appreciate all of the help and hard work you've done for me and for taking care of my doctor's bills."

"Scott was kind, caring and compassionate as well as being an aggressive attorney who was not afraid to take on the insurance company for us. He dealt with everything so I didn't have to deal with anything. I give Scott my highest recommendation."

Hear what our clients have to say

Get the Answers You Need Fast.
No Recovery, No Fee. Schedule a Free Consultation Today.