Month: July 2017

Improved economy leads to higher driver death rate

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Drivers in Colorado and across the U.S. have a slightly increased chance of dying in a car crash involving late-model vehicles, according to a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A main reason for the increase is the improving economy. Using crash data from 2012 through 2015, IIHS calculated the overall driver death rates for 2014 models to be 30 deaths per 1 million registered vehicle years. The organization found that the vehicle with the worst driver fatality rate was the...

3 vehicles given top safety rating by IIHS

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Colorado residents looking to purchase a new vehicle may be interested in one of three cars that were given the highest rating for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These vehicles were the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, the Lincoln Continental and the Toyota Avalon. Three other vehicles that were tested, including the Tesla Model S, did not qualify to receive this safety rating. The Tesla Model S and the other two vehicles, the Chevy Impala and the Ford Taurus, all ...

Reasons to be wary of buzzed driving

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

Before becoming completely intoxicated, most people have a feeling known as being “buzzed.” This is when a person can slightly feel the sensation of alcohol but is still mostly in charge of his or her motor functions. In an effort to lower the number of DUI arrests that take place every year in Colorado, it is vital to inform the public of what truly constitutes drunk driving. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, over 26,000 drivers are arrested every year for driving u...

Most common types of distracted driving

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

When it comes to automobile accidents, most people assume that drunk or inexperienced drivers cause the most incidents. However, many of these car accident injuries are a result of distracted driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 391,000 people suffered injuries in 2015 as a result of distracted driving. No matter how skilled people think they are at driving, getting distracted even for a second can be dangerous. Here are the most co...