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    Technology is an amazing thing. We now have e-mail, text messaging, videos, and more right at our fingertips. One downside of these developments is that it is incredibly easy to become distracted by a smart phone. Unfortunately, sometimes people become distracted while driving, which is incredibly unsafe. In

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    What Are the Signs of a TBI After a Slip & Fall Accident?

    When most of us think about slipping and falling, we imagine that our injuries could consist of sprains, strains, and broken bones. While all of these ailments are frustrating and temporarily life-altering, what many don’t realize is that slip and fall injuries have the potential to result in very serious injuries. Sometimes when someone slips [&

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    Social Media and the Impact it Can Have on Your Personal Injury Claim

    Social media has become more and more prevalent in most of our lives, but even more so now that we are largely unable to be together in person. Social media plays a big role in staying connected; studies have shown that over 70% of Americans are active on social media in one form or another. […]

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    5 Mistakes to Avoid Making After a Car Accident

    Despite taking the proper precautions, car accidents happen. In fact, in 2018 alone, there were 916 Arizonians killed in crashes throughout the state. But despite the regularity with which car accidents occur, many people are not aware of the proper steps to take after an accident. Here are some things to remember, should you find […]

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    A Car Crashes Into A Bar, Pedestrians Are Injured In A Hit-And-Run Accident

    Leaving the scene of an accident is not only irresponsible but also inconsiderate for the people and property owners involved. The time that is spend fleeing could be used to call paramedics or the police for help.  A driver crashed his SUV into a restaurant in Scottsdale’s Old Town last week, leaving two pedestrians outside […]

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    Car Seat Laws in Arizona

    In 2018, 3,134 children under the age of 14 were seriously injured in a car accident, with 32 of those injuries resulting in death. In fact, car crashes are the number one cause of death for children ages 1 to 12 in the U.S. But while these statistics are devastating, there are a number of […]

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    Car Accidents Often Come With Unexpected Costs

    When you are involved in an auto accident, your life can be totally upended. From injuries and medical bills, to property damage and vehicle repair, costs can quickly add up. Aside from physical damage, an accident can also hurt your bank account as well. The “true” cost of an auto accident takes into account many […]

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    Family Learns Of Bus Accident When Another Child Carries Their Child Into The Home, Bus Driver Refused To Help

    Every parent would like to think that when their child goes to school each day, that their safety is assured. Of course, accidents can and do happen on the way to and from school; however, it can be a comfort to know that responsible adults are always nearby to help if a child ever gets […]

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    Opioid Ruling: Interpretation and Analysis

    The opioid crisis is in the news again after the state of Oklahoma—the first claimant to take legal aim at a pharma company for its role in the crisis—won its case against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. On August 26, 2019, an Oklahoma judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson had violated the state’s “public nuisance” […]

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    Study: Nearly half of drivers do not use blinker while driving

    Transcription All right it’s the warning for other drivers to know what you’re thinking what’s your next move out there. But actually activating that turn signal while many people on the road just aren’t taking that very simple step all. New tonight, Megan Thompson looking into how one study claims it’s causing more ac

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    Woman Pierces Eye With Metal Drinking Straw In Accident, Dies

    Public concern over the sheer volume of plastic in our oceans and environment has led to a grassroots movement where people give up plastic straws. In their place, consumers are opting to use metal straws instead that can be reused indefinitely. Fox 10 in Phoenix recently reported that something as simple as a drinking straw […]

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    2019 School Supply Giveaway Attendees!

    Hello teachers! Oh my goodness we are just a few days away from the big day and we are so excited to see all of you! The school supply giveaway is THIS Saturday, August 10th and I wanted to re-share all of the FAQ’s with you plus some additional information so please be sure to […]

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    Zanes Settles a Motorcycle Accident for Over $400,000

    The legal team at Zanes Law is thrilled to announce its latest big win. In early February, we settled for $410,000 after our client’s motorcycle rear-ended another vehicle. The settlement represents an especially noteworthy win that demonstrates Zanes Law’s lawyers’ keen ability to interpret liability theory for the benefit of our

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    Supplying the Teachers Who Nurture Kids’ Minds

    Zanes Law’s Annual Teacher School Supply Giveaway, an Event Near and Dear to Our Hearts By Doug Zanes Nothing brings greater joy to the people of Zanes Law than hosting our Annual Teacher School Supply Giveaway. In August 2018, we hosted our 8th Annual Teacher School Supply Giveaway where we happily gifted 450 Tucson teachers […]

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    Filing an Injury Claim for Whiplash After an Accident

    Car, truck, and other vehicular accidents are the most common causes of whiplash due to the sudden back-and-forth flexion of your neck that occurs on impact. However, whiplash can occur after a fall or any other accident that causes your head to abruptly jerk forward and back, damaging the muscles and tendons in your neck. […]

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    How To Determine If You Have A Mass Tort Case

    How To Determine If You Have A Mass Tort Case If you were injured along with numerous other individuals, or a loved one has died, through the fault of a corporation, you may have a mass tort (civil) case.

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    What’s the Difference Between a Class Action and Mass Tort Lawsuit?

    What’s the Difference Between a Class Action and Mass Tort Lawsuit? A mass tort lawsuit involves several to many individuals harmed by a company, product, or event. Likewise, a class action lawsuit involves several to many individuals harmed by a company, product, or event. In those ways, mass tort and class action suits are similar. […]

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    Keeping Safe on the Road on Thanksgiving Eve

    Keeping Safe on the Road on Thanksgiving Eve On Thanksgiving Eve, millions of people across America joyfully take to their cars to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. But here’s a sobering fact: not everyone in the country will make it to the dinner table.

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    Drowsy Driving: At What Point Does Sleep Deprivation Make Your Driving Suffer?

    Drowsy Driving: At What Point Does Sleep Deprivation Make Your Driving Suffer?  Few people would ever admit to drunk driving, but many would have no problem confessing to driving while drowsy. Make no mistake, though: drowsy driving is dangerous. Drowsy driving was responsible for approximately 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries and over 800 deat

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    Staying Safe from Hazards While Driving in the Arizona Desert

    Staying Safe from Hazards While Driving in the Arizona Desert Driving in the Arizona desert carries different risks than an ordinary road trip. Motorists must have a plan in place to deal with intense heat, potential break-downs, and water or fuel shortages.  But you should also be prepared to face and handle two of the […]

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    Dangers of Being a Teen Driver

    Car accidents are the number one cause of death in teen drivers Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for U.S. teen drivers, even though they drive less than all motorists but the extremely elderly. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, those teen drivers at highest risk are 16-to-17-year olds, […]

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    Are Teslas and other Electric Vehicles Safer than Gas-Powered Cars?

    Electric Car Safety – Are Teslas and other Electric Vehicles Safer than Gas-Powered Cars? Electric vehicles (EVs) are making slow but steady inroads into the American fleet population. 2016 to 2017 saw sales jumping by 45 percent alone. But because of several high-profile fires in Teslas and other EVs after collisions, some people h

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    Car Accidents and Senior Drivers: A Hard Look at the Facts

    Car Accidents and Senior Drivers: A Hard Look at the Facts Feel a pang of worry every time Grandma or Granddad gets behind the wheel? It’s understandable. Senior drivers make up 18 percent of all traffic fatalities, and, except for teen drivers, senior drivers have the highest fatality rate per mile driven. However, it may […]

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    Eliminating Traffic Fatalities: Lessons from Sweden

    Eliminating Traffic Fatalities, Lessons from Sweden As a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, I wonder if Phoenix can improve its traffic accident rates by focusing on the design of its roads rather than trying to change human behavior? Swedish traffic safety experts indicate that it’s possible. In 1997, Sweden adopted a “Vision Zero” policy, whic

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