Month: May 2016

Current safety standards not protecting motorists from deadly truck crashes

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Getting into an accident with a large commercial truck is already a dangerous situation for drivers, but an underride collision can prove especially deadly. The majority of underride collisions occur when a smaller vehicle rear-ends a semi-truck trailer and goes partially or wholly under the trailer. These crashes are often the most dangerous of all collisions involving commercial trucks, especially if the roof and upper portion of the passenger compartment shears off during the crash. Underr...

Charter bus accident leaves 8 dead and 44 injured

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Bus travel has long been a staple of transportation in the United States. While buses do offer an affordable alternative to flying for intercity and interstate travel, those savings can come at a cost. For a number of reasons, charter bus accidents are surprisingly common and surprisingly deadly. One of the worst crashes in recent history happened earlier this month in Texas. The exact cause of the crash has yet to be determined, but it left eight people dead and another 44 passengers injured...

Motorcycle Safety Month celebrated in May

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Winter driving is largely limited to four-wheeled vehicles like passenger cars and trucks. But now that the weather has gotten warmer and the daylight hours are increasing, there is a greater variety of vehicles on Colorado roads. This includes bicycles and motorcycles. In fact, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you don't ride, you may think that this campaign doesn't apply to you. But the NHTSA and other safety advoc...

Distracted driving still a threat: Learn about common distractions

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents Distracted Driving on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Think about the last time you drove your car. As you drove down the road, how many times did you look at your phone, adjust the radio and find yourself looking off into the distance because you were thinking about something other than where you were travelling. These minor lapses can lead to major problems for you and everyone else on the road. Do you know the dangers of distracted driving? This risky behavior behind the wheel continues to cause serious and fatal crashes in Colorado and throu...