Month: August 2017

Autonomous vehicles might not be on the immediate horizon

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Friday, August 25, 2017.

While Colorado residents might anticipate the day when driverless cars will be widely available, it may not come as quickly as they might expect. There are several issues that must first be addressed before self-driving cars can be offered in mass production. Other factors may also make people less willing to purchase these vehicles when they are available. Before driverless cars can be released to the public, state and federal lawmakers along with regulatory agencies will first need to draft...

4 apps to prevent you from driving while distracted

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Distracted Driving on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Distracted driving is a much larger issue than most people realize. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every day, over 1,000 people suffer injuries as a result of distracted driving. Approximately nine people die every day as a result. One of the biggest causes for distraction is smartphones. Some drivers do not see the harm in quickly responding to a text or looking something up. However, taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can still lead to an a...

The various factors involved in truck accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Colorado motorists might be surprised to find out that there are many factors that contribute to the rising number of accidents involving big trucks. For example, 70 percent of accidents involving big rigs are actually caused by car drivers. In many of these accidents, whether caused by the car or the truck driver, human error is involved. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are 475,000 accidents involving large trucks each year. As a result of these accidents, there are about 5...

Why motorcyclists are more likely to receive brain injuries

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Monday, August 7, 2017.

With the recent increase in motorcycle accidents in Denver, the last thing you or any other rider should be is unprepared. You may already know about the dangers you face when you are on the road with other motorists. But you may not understand why you are at a substantially higher risk for brain injuries if you are in an accident. Take some time to learn how brain injuries from motorcycle accidents can change your life so you can take measures to reduce your risk of receiving them. Under...