,

justice delivered

for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Motorists’ eyes often lead them to crash into motorcycles, bikes

| Aug 27, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Oftentimes, when a driver strikes a motorcyclist, one of the first comments that the motorist will make when questioned by police about what occurred is that they didn’t see the biker before crashing into them. If you’re wondering how this could be possible, then there are some valid explanations.

All drivers rely on their eyes as the primary method for noticing and avoiding other motorists on the roadway. While many of us would like to assume that our eyes function similarly to cameras, they don’t. Instead, they receive images are that our brain must process before they become as crisp as they ultimately are. This process has to occur before we register seeing someone pull out in front of us and any other distractions while out driving.

Another important point about our eyes that we should keep in mind is that they’re constantly blinking. Whether we notice it or not, they are constantly snapping new images of what’s going on in front of us or are trying to piece all the moving parts together for a clearer, bigger picture.

All of this goes to explain why motorcyclists often aren’t seen by motorists. If we think of our entire field of vision, a biker that is fast approaching from some distance away is a very tiny image along a much larger plane that our eye has to look at and interpret.

If a motorcyclist is coming toward us at an excessive rate of speed, then it’s even possible that our brain won’t register that image until the biker is right upon us.

The eyes and brain also process information differently depending on whether our environment is familiar or foreign. If we know it well, then our eyes may not notice all the intricacies around us.

If it’s foreign, it may be processing so much info that it doesn’t have the ability to pick up on the smaller pieces such as pedestrians, bicyclists or motorbikes.

The brain becomes less detail-oriented in each of these situations as a way to conserve its ability to process things.

Some of the more common reasons motorcyclists are struck at intersections or during lane changes are because drivers don’t see them. If you’ve been hurt in such a crash, then you’ll appreciate having a veteran motorcycle accident attorney representing you who will do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.

Archives

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.