Month: January 2017

The most common truck driver errors that contribute to accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in driver safety Truck Accidents on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Accidents involving trucks are often caused by truck driver errors. Impaired truck drivers take unnecessary risks, make poor judgments and react slowly to traffic dangers. If you are injured in a trucking accident, you should look into the role of the driver and trucking company in the situation. Learn about the most common errors made by truck drivers. Driver fatigue Fatigue refers to exhaustion or lack of sleep. Common causes of truck driver fatigue include: Driving for longer than is ...

Handling a road rage situation

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in driver safety Road Rage on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

According to AAA Foundation, nearly 80 percent of drivers experience road rage or significant anger behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers several types of behavior to be road rage, in particular when a vehicle operator commits traffic offenses that can put people or property in danger, or when a driver or passenger uses a car or other vehicle as a weapon against other vehicles on the road. Road rage is considered a criminal offense, as opposed to aggressi...

5 tips to safely share the road with large vehicles

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in driver safety on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

You might not think about it, but sharing the road with semi-trucks and large commercial trucks can be risky. These vehicles weigh a lot more and take a lot longer to stop than cars or motorcycles. Their maneuverability limitations and size can make them dangerous and even deadly. Follow these safety tips when sharing the road with semi-trucks. 1. Give them space Remember that semi-trucks take longer to slow down than cars do. Do not cut in front of a semi-truck or brake suddenly in front ...

Reducing the role of devices in distracted driving accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

In Colorado and across the United States, motorists who have been using their cellphones have been found to be responsible for countless motor vehicle accidents. Many lawsuits have as a result been filed by plaintiffs who are attempting to hold those drivers financially accountable for the harm that has resulted from this type of behavior. As a response to the widespread use of cellphones and other devices while behind the wheel, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has suggeste...