Zanes Law Blog

  • Opioid Ruling: Interpretation and Analysis
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    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 sta

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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 clients. A

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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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    Zanes Law Donates Thousands of School Supplies to 450 Tucson Teachers

    Zanes Law Donates Thousands of School Supplies to 450 Tucson Teachers at its 8th Annual School Supply Giveaway! Zanes Law donates school supplies at our Eighth Annual School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, Aug.4th. At the first school supply giveaway in 2010, 100 lucky teachers benefited from the program. This year, over 400 teachers attended and [&he

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    2018 Zanes Law School Supply Giveaway Recipients!

    Hello Teachers! Here is everything you need to know about the giveaway along with a list of all registered teachers! Zanes Law’s 8th Annual School Supply Giveaway: Date: Saturday, August 4th Time: 8:30am-10:00am (you may arrive anytime between those times) WHERE: Our office! 3501 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716 (parking lot). Please b

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    Driving Safely in Arizona’s Monsoon Season

    Driver Safety: What you need to know during Arizona’s monsoon season Arizona drivers beware: Monsoon season is well underway and driver safety should be top of mind. A monsoon is a large-scale change in weather pattern characterized by thunder, lightning, heavy rainfall, flash floods, high winds, dust storms, extreme heat and even hail. The seaso

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    Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

    Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance Summertime is here, and for many of us that means road trip! If you’re using a rental car, for peace of mind, you’ll want reassurance that you’re going to be fully covered by insurance in the event of a rental car accident. But with the […]

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    What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

    What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident The Phoenix car crash lawyers at Zanes Law know that an out-of-state car accident can bring double the stress of an accident that was closer to home.  It can mean having to take your car somewhere unfamiliar for repairs or dealing with another motorist who lives elsewhere. […]

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    Crash-Prevention Technology Makes a Difference in Reducing Car Crashes.

    Study Suggests Crash-Prevention Technology Can Make a Big Difference in Reducing Car Crashes For your next car, should you buy one with driver-assist technology? Or is it just all hype? According to an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) study, it’s definitely notmere hype and certain technologies are helpful in reducing car crashes.

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    Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

    Car Crash Risks & Heatwaves Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash As temperatures rise in Phoenix, your risk of a car crash may increase as well.  That is what Spanish researchers found. In a 2015 study,risk of motor vehicle accidents increased on heat wave days. Particularly with regard […]

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    How Installing a Car Seat Improperly Can Lead to Injury

    How Installing a Car Seat Improperly Can Lead to Injury As a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix I see first hand the injuries that children suffer in car accidents. I also see how instaling a car seat properly can save lives and prevent injuries. Unfortunately, many parents don’t put much thought into installing a car […]

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    Phoenix Injury Lawyer’s Advice on Filing a Car Accident Report

    Filing A Car Accident Report With The Police In Arizona—Dos And Don’ts If you have a car accident in Arizona, it’s important to know what to do and how filing a car accident report with the Arizona police works. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

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