DENVER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAW BLOG

7 injured in 3-vehicle accident

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

A Colorado driver was accused of causing a multivehicle accident on Jan. 15. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the accident took place near the North Academy Boulevard and Constitution Avenue intersection in Colorado Springs. The authorities stated that the driver of a Ford pickup truck was traveling east on Constitution Avenue at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light at about 2:30 a.m. The pickup crashed into a white Volkswagen that was heading south. The impact cau...

Types of injuries suffered by motorcyclists

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Colorado motorcyclists are likely aware that riding their choice of vehicles can be particularly dangerous, especially if they fail to wear all of their safety gear. However, safety gear is bulky and sometimes uncomfortable. As such, some motorcyclists decide to stop wearing certain pieces of gear even though it puts them at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied the cases of more than 1.2 million motorcyclists who were treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. between ...

3 tips for driving safely in heavy traffic after a Broncos game

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Now that football season is here, you will probably head out to a few Broncos games. This is a huge part of Denver culture, and it is important for you to have fun at a big game. However, after every game, there is always that heavy traffic you dread. Driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic can be dangerous, especially because you never know if other drivers are drunk, distracted or aggravated after the game. Here are three tips for you to drive safely. 1. Plan ahead Remember that traffic ...

Driving safely around semi trucks

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Navigating around semi trucks on Colorado roadways is never fun for the drivers of passenger vehicles. Large trucks tend to drift in and out of their lanes and are known for having numerous dangerous blind spots. However, by following certain tips, there are ways motorists can safely share the roads with big rigs and other large commercial vehicles. Those who find themselves driving next to a large semi truck should take no chances. For example, many drivers want to speed up to cut off a truc...

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...

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...