Month: May 2017

Why seventh-inning beer sales cutoffs may not be enough

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

Few things in life are better than going to a Colorado Rockies game with friends or family. And, of course, if the Rockies win, that is a huge bonus. However, drunk drivers may strike and injure some fans or people driving near the stadium after the games. The Rockies cut off beer sales in the seventh inning and limit patrons from having more than two beers at a time. This helps ensure that guests behave responsibly after the game, but the policy is not foolproof. Inning length is variable...

Motorcycle crash statistics demonstrate dangers

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Many Colorado residents enjoy riding on motorcycles, but doing so brings added risks of being injured or killed in accidents. Motorcyclists face much greater risks of suffering catastrophic injuries when they are involved in collisions because they have little to protect them from the physical forces that are released in crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,976 people were killed while riding on motorcycles in 2015. The number of fatalities during the ye...

Is your car ready for a road trip?

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

As summer beckons, you may be making plans for a road trip. Perhaps it will be cross country or just a few states over. In any case, doing a few things now can save you major headaches down the road. In fact, measures such as having your brakes checked could make the difference between you being rear-ended or rear-ending someone. What the essentials are At a minimum, check your tires, brakes, oil and battery, or have a technician check them. For example, a tire that is low on air may ca...

Device may allow officers to see what apps drivers were using

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Colorado motorists may be interested to learn that several cities around the nation may allow authorities to use a device that shows them if drivers were using their phone to text, read their emails or post on Facebook while they are behind the wheel. While the technology could potentially help officers determine if the driver was distracted when an accident occurred, it means privacy could also be at risk. Before a cellphone can be searched without the driver's permission, a search warrant i...