Month: September 2017

Surprising place where accidents occur most often

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Motorists in Colorado and throughout the country tend to do the majority of their driving within 25 miles of home. Therefore, it may not be surprising to hear that this is where the majority of accidents take place. While drivers may believe that they can rely on muscle memory when driving in familiar areas, it is always good to stay alert and responsive while behind the wheel. Wearing a seat belt may also be an effective way to stay safe while operating a motor vehicle. This may be a good ha...

How to talk to teens about driving safely

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Parents often feel both excited and anxious when their teens first start driving, and for good reason. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teenagers are nearly three times as likely to end up in a car accident as adults. Every year on Colorado roadways, teens end up getting hurt or worse while driving. Before a teenager can drive on his or her own, the parents need to sit down with their child and talk about the importance of driving safely. It is vital for parents to st...

Driver duty and collision avoidance systems

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Friday, September 8, 2017.

In a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, researchers found that collision avoidance systems are effective at preventing many types of car accidents in Colorado and throughout the U.S. The IIHS is a non-profit group, and its focus is on the reduction of injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle accidents. The vice president for research at IIHS said that collision avoidance systems are "saving lives." Furthermore, she added that anti-crash technology warning sy...

Sleep apnea’s effect on truck drivers

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Distracted Driving on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

Sleep apnea is a prevalent condition that prevents people from getting a good night's sleep. In the middle of the night, people's breathing will temporarily stop, causing them to wake up momentarily only to fall right back to sleep. Some people with sleep apnea wake up dozens of times throughout the night without even realizing it. While only about one to two percent of the American population suffers from sleep apnea, it can be found in nearly a third of commercial truck drivers. The reason...