Month: June 2017

Study finds aggressive driving to be relatively common

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Colorado drivers may be interested to learn that nearly 80 percent of participants in a July 2016 study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety admitted to experiencing road rage at least once in the prior year. According to that same study, about eight million American drivers engaged in extreme road rage activities such as intentionally hitting another vehicle or getting out of a car to confront another motorist. Poor driving, busy traffic and general stress were cited as factors that ma...

New rule takes aim at threat of unqualified truck drivers

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Inexperienced truck drivers will be seeing some changes to training in Colorado and throughout the United States thanks to a new federal rule. However, it will not go into effect until February 2020. The rule for driver training for commercial driver's license applicants was delayed for five months. The Trump administration imposed regulatory review before approving the rule, which has widespread support from the trucking industry itself. CDL applicants who receive their licenses on or after ...

3 tips to avoid road rage in the heat

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Summer means fun road trips, vacations and enjoying the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, it also means traffic and sometimes too much heat. When the Denver roads are full of tourists and the sun is blaring down on you, it can be easy to get agitated and angry. It is all too easy to slip into road rage and get into a dangerous situation during the summer. Do not let these beautiful months get you up in arms. Continue reading for summer safety tips and how to avoid road rage. 1. Be mindful ...

Common causes of today’s motorcycle accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Whether you’re cruising through Denver’s city streets or making your way up I-70 for a ride into the Rockies, you face unique dangers and hazards on a motorcycle that those driving in passenger vehicles may not. Because there is so little protecting you, should you take a fall, the injuries you may suffer in a motorcycle crash often outweigh those suffered in traditional car crashes in terms of severity. Educating yourself is one of the best methods of increasing motorcycle safety, so as ...

Study reveals regional risk for child car accident fatalities

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

Colorado parents may feel a little safer getting behind the wheel after reading the results of a study regarding child deaths in fatal auto accidents. The study looked at state-by-state data from 2010 to 2014 to discover the number of deaths of children under the age of 15 per state and region. Researchers also reported the rate of deaths to account for population differences. The major causes for these differences were also explored in light of reducing the risk of fatal car wrecks involving ch...