Month: April 2017

Common signs of a brain injury

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Monday, April 24, 2017.

The brain is a unique organ, and every person reacts differently to an injury. Brain injuries are often unpredictable and vary from case to case. They can be caused by trauma, accident or illness, and symptoms can range from simple headaches to a complete loss of memory. Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by car accidents. In many cases the responsible driver was not paying attention or was under the influence. Regardless, you should be aware of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury...

Number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes jumped in 2015

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Colorado motorists may be alarmed to learn that more large trucks are becoming involved in fatal traffic accidents, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics. The agency reports that the number of large trucks involved in deadly crashes jumped by 8 percent between 2014 and 2015. The FMCSA report, entitled "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015", states that there were 3,598 fatal accidents involving 4,050 large trucks and 3,996 truck drivers in 2015. The large truck c...

Does using marijuana affect your ability to drive?

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

As the debate over legalizing marijuana rages in legislative sessions all over the country, Colorado has forged its own path. Since 2012, marijuana usage has been legal for those 21 and over. Unfortunately, the pot-smoking trend may have a negative effect on the roads, as drivers under the influence are more likely to cause accidents. Just because marijuana usage is legal does not mean that it is legal to drive while under the influence of the drug. As users take to the roads, the danger to o...

How to stay safe in an era of distracted driving

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Colorado residents may have gotten used to seeing drivers using their cellphone while behind the wheel. That doesn't mean that those who don't use their cellphones cannot keep themselves safe on the road. In general terms, defensive driving is the act of predicting how other drivers may act on the road. From there, they may be able to take actions that prevent or reduce the odds of an accident. There are a few different ways in which people can act in a defensive manner while driving. The fir...