Stay Safe During the Most Dangerous Holiday of the Year!

Stay Safe During the Most Dangerous Holiday of the Year!

As you gear up for your Memorial Day Weekend, keep in mind that the other drivers on the road are just as eager to get to their celebrations as you are. According to a study recently released by the National Coalition for Safer Roads, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS THE MOST DANGEROUS HOLIDAY FOR ROAD AND HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS.…

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Distracted Driving? Which Behaviors Are The Most Deadly?

Distracted Driving? Which Behaviors Are The Most Deadly?

It has long been known that drivers increase their risk of a crash when driving distracted. Now, thanks to research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, we know exactly how much of a risk drivers are taking. According to the research, drivers double the likelihood they will crash when they choose to engage in distracting…

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Do I Always Need to Report an Accident?

Do I Always Need to Report an Accident?

With more than 7 million vehicle collisions a year (as per the National Highway Traffic Administration), how often are they catastrophic? While most collisions are not as newsworthy as the accidents that are substantial or are the result of a crime, the millions of accidents that occur yearly can cause just as much injury and…

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Should truck speeds be limited? The government says yes

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Media coverage about the hazards of large commercial trucks on the nation’s roadways continues to dominate the airwaves. Truck accidents involving big rigs and other commercial vehicles always make the headlines. As a result, Florida citizens want to know what…

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Why is truck driver fatigue a big deal?

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. From one side of the United States to the next, there are roadways that help people get from point A to point B. Unfortunately, while doing so, many people are involved in an accident. The Department of Transportation does its…

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Truckers should never text and drive

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. When a truck driver gets behind the wheel, he or she is taking on a big responsibility. This person must act in accordance with the law at all times, and this means never texting and driving. Anybody who texts and…

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Can drivers be addicted to their phones?

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, April 22, 2016. It’s common these days to say that people—especially young people—are addicted to their phones. However, is this really an addiction, and what impact could that have on a person’s life? According to experts, one of the key signs of addiction…

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How can truckers drive safely in the rain?

It is not uncommon for heavy rain to blast the state of Florida during the spring and summer months. The same holds true for many other parts of the country. As a driver, it is difficult to deal with wet road conditions. This is even more so the case for truckers, as they attempt to…

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Reasons why truck accidents are so common

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, January 28, 2016. With so many trucks on the road, accidents are extremely common in every state throughout the country. As a passenger vehicle driver, it is important to keep your distance from commercial trucks. Furthermore, make note of any truck drivers that…

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High winds increase the likelihood of a truck accident

On behalf of ZAPPITELL Law Firm posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, January 14, 2016. It can be difficult to operate any type of motor vehicle in high winds. This is particularly true if you are driving a commercial truck or bus, due to the high profile. High winds increase the likelihood of a truck…

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