Tag: Motorcycle Accidents

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 ...

Motorcycle crash statistics demonstrate dangers

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Many Colorado residents enjoy riding on motorcycles, but doing so brings added risks of being injured or killed in accidents. Motorcyclists face much greater risks of suffering catastrophic injuries when they are involved in collisions because they have little to protect them from the physical forces that are released in crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,976 people were killed while riding on motorcycles in 2015. The number of fatalities during the ye...

Motorcycle safety tips for the summer

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Riding a motorcycle may be freeing and enjoyable, but it remains far from safe. In fact, according to national reports, motorcycles might account for just 3 percent of vehicles on the road, but they make up 18 percent of overall fatalities. These motorcycle deaths peak in the summer months and head injuries account for the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. To cut down on your chances of becoming a statistic, listed below are several recommended motorcycle safety tips. Get prope...

Motorcycle Safety Month celebrated in May

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Winter driving is largely limited to four-wheeled vehicles like passenger cars and trucks. But now that the weather has gotten warmer and the daylight hours are increasing, there is a greater variety of vehicles on Colorado roads. This includes bicycles and motorcycles. In fact, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you don't ride, you may think that this campaign doesn't apply to you. But the NHTSA and other safety advoc...

Colorado’s traffic accident statistics for 2015 do not look good

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Motor vehicles of all types are safer today than ever before - at least in terms of design. For this and other reasons, it is difficult to reconcile the fact that traffic fatalities across Colorado increased by 10 percent last year. According to preliminary 2015 data from the Colorado Department of Transportation, there were 545 traffic accident fatalities on state roads last year. This number is frustratingly high. But what is even more disheartening is the fact that many of these accidents ...

Treating road rash after a motorcycle accident in Denver

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

Our Denver readers know that motorcycle accidents can be deadly. In fact, in many accidents that involve collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles on the road, it can seem like a miracle whenever a motorcyclist is able to walk away. But, in most cases, even when riders survive a motorcycle accident, they have injuries that require medical treatment. One of the most common injuries that motorcyclists suffer from is road rash. For those who don't know, road rash refers to the scrapes an...

NHTSA data shows dangers of motorcycle accidents

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

In our last few posts, we have talked about a couple of important topics. Most recently, we talked about the increasing dangers of driving in the year 2015; and before that, we talked about some ways that drivers can keep an eye out for motorcycles on the road. Motorcyclists are inherently at more risk of injury in accidents than most other people out on the road, after all. To expand on these two topics, take a look at some of this data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Eight ways drivers can help prevent motorcycle crashes

On behalf of The Paul Wilkinson Law Firm, LLC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

In many Colorado motorcycle accidents, the riders are only half of the equation. Car and truck drivers are the other half. While motorcycle riders certainly have the responsibility to look out for their own safety, they are not the only ones with a duty to pay attention. Numerous fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries can be averted when drivers take certain steps. The Colorado Department of Transportation offers a number of tips for making the roadways safer for motorcyclists. Here are...

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...