Michael J. Swanson interviews top trial lawyer, Claude Wyle, on bicycle safety.
Swanson: We’ve be talking about bicycle safety. What would you do to encourage more bicycling?
Wyle: I don’t think that we’re going to get more cyclists commuting and using bicycles as a means of transportation unless we make it safer. Safety has to be the invitation to do more cycling, because if you think it’s dangerous then you might as well take a car.
One of our goals is one less car. We are very strongly in favor of the environment and we like to reduce traffic congestion and the parking problems of San Francisco. Bicycling is a fantastic way to do that. You can’t really have people out there risking their lives for the sake of getting to work. They’ll do something else that requires using fuel.
We think that if you make bicycling safer, more people will do it.
Claude Wyle is a partner in the law firm of Choulos, Choulos & Wyle in San Francisco. He is a dedicated civil trial lawyer, dedicated to helping people. He is very experienced in a variety of cases, including automobile, bicycle, motorcycle crashes and pedestrian injuries. He is especially dedicated to catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death cases. He’s an active author, publishing numerous articles on most aspects of trail practice and litigation. He is also a frequent lecturer at trial lawyer programs nationwide. He spent years serving on the Board of Directors of the The Consumer Attorneys of California, The California Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association for Justice and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.