Month: March 2016

Untreated sleep apnea a major hazard among truck drivers

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Monday, March 28, 2016.

We've all heard the horror stories about fatal truck accidents caused by drowsy driving. Overworked and under-rested truck drivers put all other drivers at risk when they stay behind the wheel well past the point of exhaustion. Studies have shown that drowsy or fatigued driving can be as dangerous as driving drunk. The reasons for truck driver fatigue are fairly intuitive. Many truckers are only paid for the time they spend driving and the amount of miles they log. Therefore, they have an eco...

Pedestrian death rates were on the rise last year, data shows

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

We recently wrote about early data suggesting that Colorado's traffic fatality rates rose sharply in 2015. Deaths from motor vehicle accidents were up nearly 10 percent compared to the previous year. These statistics were consistent with nationwide trends. And the problem was not limited to accidents between vehicles. Preliminary data reveal that pedestrian deaths also increased by an estimated 10 percent in 2015. One group, the Governors Highway Safety Association, believes that the increase...