Month: July 2016

Vicarious liability may apply to car owner after accident

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Vicarious liability and negligent entrustment are concepts that sometimes comes into play in Colorado accident cases. They may be especially important because they may apply where one person lends a vehicle to another or where a person is hired to drive a vehicle on behalf of a company or individual. In a situation where one person loans his or her car to another and the car is involved in a crash, the owner of the car could be liable for damages even though someone else was driving. In some ...

What to do after a car accident to protect your rights

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in accident report Car Accidents information injury other driver police on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

There are over six million car accidents each year in this country and, fortunately, most of them are minor. Yet, about one-third of car accidents involve personal injury to either the driver or passengers. Out of those numbers, about two in every ten accidents lead to a fatal injury. Accidents can be both serious and costly so there are certain things that you'll want to do to protect your interests if you're involved in a crash. The following is a list of the most important things that you ...

Car accident rates throughout the country compared to others

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

A July 6 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrated that in Colorado and throughout the country, people face a higher likelihood of dying in a motor vehicle accident than people who live in 19 other high-income countries. Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, Sweden and Japan were among the other countries studied. The CDC used figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Health Organization for the years 2000-2013 to reach the...

Motorcycle safety tips for the summer

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Riding a motorcycle may be freeing and enjoyable, but it remains far from safe. In fact, according to national reports, motorcycles might account for just 3 percent of vehicles on the road, but they make up 18 percent of overall fatalities. These motorcycle deaths peak in the summer months and head injuries account for the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. To cut down on your chances of becoming a statistic, listed below are several recommended motorcycle safety tips. Get prope...

Car accident victims and injury compensation

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Colorado residents who have been in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver will often incur a variety of expenses and other losses as a result. There are several different types of damages that can be sought should the injured victim decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault motorist. Many injured victims require medical attention, and this starts with first responders arriving on the scene. In addition to the paramedic bill, medical damages tha...