Month: July 2015

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 ...