Month: October 2016

Is a self-driving vehicle safer on the road?

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

If you've been watching the news or reading tech journals, you know that self-driving cars are professed to be the wave of the future. Google has been testing self-driving cars for over five years, and other auto companies are advocating this technology as the ultimate advance in automotive safety. These claims are now coming into question simply due to the way that we report and track accidents under the current system. Here is some information about self-driving cars technology, and the pot...

Can all fatal accidents be prevented? Safety group says yes.

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

According to the Department of Transportation, last year saw the highest increase in traffic-related fatalities since 1966. Unfortunately, the rates continue to rise. Early 2016 saw a surge of over 10% more traffic deaths than early 2015. It is clear the something had to be done in order to stop these preventable deaths. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that three of its agencies will be working with the National Safety Council with the shared goal of ending road fatalities. Th...

Fatality rate up during first 6 months of the 2016

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced in early October that it is working towards zero traffic fatalities in Colorado and the rest of the country within the next 30 years. It followed a disturbing report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the number of fatal traffic accidents during the first six months of 2016. According to the NHTSA, nearly 18,000 people were killed in accidents from January to June of 2016. This is approximately a 10 percent increase ov...

5 teens killed in fiery crash

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Five Colorado teens were killed in a fiery crash on Oct. 2 in Elbert County near the county line with Arapahoe County. The accident happened on County Line Road after the teens had gone to visit the Third Bridge, which is also known as the Ghost Bridge. Officers reported that the two-lane road is hilly. According to police, the car was traveling too fast for the two-lane rural highway. They are uncertain of how fast the car was traveling before the wreck because much of the evidence was destr...