Blog - Auto Accident

  • 17 Sep 2020
    Pursuing an Uninsured Motorist Claim in Arizona
    Almost nothing can ruin your day quite as quickly as finding yourself involved in an auto accident, with the exception of finding yourself in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist. As of July 1st, 2020, a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey went into effect, increasing the minimum coverage require
  • 10 Sep 2020
    How to Drive Safely in a Monsoon
    The summer months through early fall is Arizona’s monsoon season. This time of year brings increased humidity, excessive heat, heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightning, high winds, flash flooding, dust storms, and even hail. The best thing that you can do during such a storm is to stay off the roads. Stay ah
  • 27 Aug 2020
    Car Accidents and Back Injuries: What to Know
    No matter how minor a car accident may seem at first, injuries can still occur. Unfortunately, back injuries are fairly common when it comes to car accidents. This is because even at low speed, the human body was not designed to handle the impact of a car accident.  It’s important to keep a close eye on an
  • 13 Aug 2020
    Who is Responsible for Damages After an Accident with a Tractor Trailer?
    Due to their size and weight, tractor trailer accidents can be exceedingly dangerous. In fact, according to most recent data available, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that in Arizona, 69 people were killed in truck accidents during the course of a year. Since the injuries involved
  • 06 Aug 2020
    How Dash Cams Can Impact Your Accident Claim
    Often when people are involved in a car crash, they wish that they had video evidence of the incident in order to back their claims. For this reason, many people are now using small dashboard cameras (“dash cams”). Although the price points vary greatly, many feel that the cost of not having one could be
  • 30 Jul 2020
    Does My Auto Insurance Cover a Rental Car Accident?
    Unfortunately, car accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Sometimes they occur when you are driving a rental car. But what happens if you find yourself in this situation? Do you have to pay for the damages out of pocket or will your auto insurance cover a rental car accident? When you rent a vehicle,
  • 16 Jul 2020
    New Car Insurance Minimums in Arizona
    Drivers in Arizona will now have to spend more money if they want to drive. On July 1, new legislation went into effect that increases the amount of coverage necessary for auto insurance policies. The bill, which was signed last year by Gov. Doug Ducey, now requires that owners of cars and trucks must have
  • 10 Jul 2020
    Distracted Driving and Arizona Laws
    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
  • 17 Jun 2020
    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 rem
  • 11 Jun 2020
    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 t
  • 04 Jun 2020
    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 acc
  • 22 Jul 2018
    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 wi
  • 01 Jun 2018
    Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash
    Car Crash Risks & HeatwavesExtremely 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.
  • 23 May 2018
    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 install
  • 09 May 2018
    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. (more…)
  • 03 May 2018
    Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents
    Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents Astonishingly, one in every five car accidents takes place in a parking lot. Of all car accident insurance claims, 14% are parking lot car accidents. (more…)
  • 04 Jan 2018
    Phoenix Accident Lawyer Reviews The Four Biggest Auto Accident Stories of 2017
    Zanes Law Phoenix accident lawyer discusses the major accident stories of 2017. Each year, millions of Americans are involved in auto accidents, but few of these crashes make national news. With 2017 in our collective rear view mirror, as a Phoenix auto accident lawyer I think that it is important to reflect
  • 21 Dec 2017
    Tucson Car Accident Attorney’s Six Tips For The Busiest Travel Days Of the Year
    Tucson Car Accident Attorney's Six Tips For Safe Holiday Driving The AAA reports that traffic increased by 54 percent during Thanksgiving week in 2016, making these days some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you decide to hit the road during high-traffic days, consider these Tucson car accident att
  • 30 Nov 2017
    Avoiding A Holiday Car Accident
    A Holiday Car Accident: Facts, Figures, and, Sadly, Fatalities About 91 percent of holiday travelers drive to their destinations, reports the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). If you’re one of those travelers, consider several holiday traffic facts, figures and, sadly, fatalities as y
  • 16 Nov 2017
    The Dangers of Driving Tired
    The Dangers of Driving Tired: How Dangerous Is It? While driving home from work, a car drifts into your lane. At first, you think the other driver may be driving drunk, but you realize he's "driving tired." But let's review the research—which basically has found that fatigued driving is just as dangero
  • 26 Oct 2017
    Intersection Car Accidents: Statistics, Causes and Possible Solutions
    Intersection Car Accidents: Statistics, Causes and Possible Solutions While many intersection car accidents occur in metro areas where high-density neighborhoods, numerous businesses and pedestrian traffic converge, any intersection can be dangerous. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio
  • 12 Oct 2017
    Causes of Tire Defect Car Accidents
    Causes of Tire Defect Car Accidents Every year, 33,000 tire defect car crashes injure 19,000 people reports the National Transportation Safety Board. Protect yourself and others on the road by becoming aware of common tire defects that can affect your safety. (more…)
  • 22 Sep 2017
    Fear of Driving After Car Accidents? Tune into These 5 Podcasts
    Fear of Driving After Car Accidents? Tune into These 5 Podcasts Car accidents are singularly terrifying events. Even months or years after you’ve recovered from physical injuries, the mental scars can endure. Why is that? And why are you so afraid of driving, when other crash victims don’t see
  • 13 Jul 2017
    7 Things Insurance Companies Do To Fight Low-Impact Car Accidents
    SEVEN THINGS INSURANCE COMPANIES DO TO FIGHT LOW-IMPACT CAR ACCIDENTS (more…)
  • 09 Jun 2017
    Top Seven Causes of Car Accidents And How You Can Prevent Them
    Top Seven Causes of Car Accidents And How You Can Prevent Them Car accidents happen every single day.  Although many accidents are minor, we must all be aware that thousands of lives are taken every year in tragic car crashes.  Even if you are a safe driver and follow all the traffic laws, there will alway
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