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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

3 tips to avoid road rage in the heat

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Summer means fun road trips, vacations and enjoying the beautiful weather. Unfortunately, it also means traffic and sometimes too much heat. When the Denver roads are full of tourists and the sun is blaring down on you, it can be easy to get agitated and angry. It is all too easy to slip into road rage and get into a dangerous situation during the summer. Do not let these beautiful months get you up in arms. Continue reading for summer safety tips and how to avoid road rage. 1. Be mindful ...

Common causes of today’s motorcycle accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Whether you’re cruising through Denver’s city streets or making your way up I-70 for a ride into the Rockies, you face unique dangers and hazards on a motorcycle that those driving in passenger vehicles may not. Because there is so little protecting you, should you take a fall, the injuries you may suffer in a motorcycle crash often outweigh those suffered in traditional car crashes in terms of severity. Educating yourself is one of the best methods of increasing motorcycle safety, so as ...

Why seventh-inning beer sales cutoffs may not be enough

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Few things in life are better than going to a Colorado Rockies game with friends or family. And, of course, if the Rockies win, that is a huge bonus. However, drunk drivers may strike and injure some fans or people driving near the stadium after the games. The Rockies cut off beer sales in the seventh inning and limit patrons from having more than two beers at a time. This helps ensure that guests behave responsibly after the game, but the policy is not foolproof. Inning length is variable...

Is your car ready for a road trip?

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

As summer beckons, you may be making plans for a road trip. Perhaps it will be cross country or just a few states over. In any case, doing a few things now can save you major headaches down the road. In fact, measures such as having your brakes checked could make the difference between you being rear-ended or rear-ending someone. What the essentials are At a minimum, check your tires, brakes, oil and battery, or have a technician check them. For example, a tire that is low on air may ca...

Common signs of a brain injury

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in blog on Monday, April 24, 2017.

The brain is a unique organ, and every person reacts differently to an injury. Brain injuries are often unpredictable and vary from case to case. They can be caused by trauma, accident or illness, and symptoms can range from simple headaches to a complete loss of memory. Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by car accidents. In many cases the responsible driver was not paying attention or was under the influence. Regardless, you should be aware of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury...