DENVER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAW BLOG

Driving distraction starts with call and text notification tones

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

There are a lot of personal rules people have when it comes to cellphone use behind the wheel. Many younger drivers feel free to read and send texts, and to answer and make phone calls. Other drivers understand that texting while driving is dangerous, but they allow themselves to answer phone calls. And some very conscientious drivers mute their phone and put it out of reach during the drive. If the behaviors exhibited by the last group seem excessive to you, the results of a recent study mig...

Motorcycle accidents more injurious and fatal than other crashes

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

The scenic roads and highways throughout Colorado are a huge draw for motorcyclists - both locals and tourists. And while some of these roads can be dangerous in and of themselves, most seasoned riders know how to traverse them safely. The far greater danger that motorcyclists face is one that they have little control over: Drivers of cars and trucks. No matter where you live, motorcycle riding is far more dangerous than driving. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists...

Making truck & bus crashes more survivable & less fatal

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, July 17, 2015.

In our last post, we noted that the causes of truck accidents are usually fairly easy to determine. Fatigued driving, malfunctioning vehicles and driver distraction are often apparent upon a cursory investigation. Unfortunately, however, the causes of some crashes can never be determined. This may be the case with a devastating truck-bus crash in California last year. In April 2014, a motor coach full of high school students was traveling north on the interstate in order to attend a college o...

Sensible legislation to prevent truck accidents faces opposition

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Truck accidents are an all too common occurrence here in Colorado and across the nation. While we depend on giant tractor-trailers to move products throughout the United States, we should not have to accept the idea that serious and fatal accidents are simply the cost of doing business. The most frequent causes of truck accidents are identifiable and preventable. They include driver fatigue, excessive speeding and inadequately maintained vehicles, just to name a few. So why are crashes still ...

Using technology to keep your teen motorist safe

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

If your child is either learning to drive or has recently learned to drive, you are likely anxious about keeping him or her safe. This anxiety is understandable. After all, it is now common knowledge that teen drivers have a more significant chance of perishing while driving during their first year as motorists than at any other time in their driving careers. As if that wasn't enough reason for worry, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that more teens die while driving during t...