Blog - Personal Injury

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits: What’s the Difference?
    Many people have heard of personal injury claims and personal injury lawsuits but don’t understand what the difference is. If this is you, you’re not alone. Both a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit are used in order to obtain compensation for an injury that you incurred from an accident.
  • 20 Aug 2020
    Reasons to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
    The idea of hiring a personal injury lawyer can be intimidating. You may be concerned about the financial implications when you’re already dealing with so much, you may be hesitant to divulge private health information, or you may just not believe that they have your best interests at heart. The good new
  • 26 Jun 2020
    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. As with everythin
  • 07 Jan 2019
    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
  • 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.
  • 27 Apr 2018
    Avoiding Phoenix Car Accidents By Turning Your Cell Phone Off
    A Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer's Input on Avoiding Car Accidents and Hands-free Cell Phone Usage Everyday in Phoenix there are hundreds of car accidents.  So let's focus on avoiding car accidents in the cell phone age.  Most of us accept the idea that it’s safer to chat on a hands-free device
  • 15 Mar 2018
    Neglecting to Use Turn Signals Properly Contributes to Phoenix Car Accidents
    Phoenix Car Accidents - Input From a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Neglecting to Use Turn Signals Properly Contributes to Hundreds of Phoenix Car Accidents. It seems like such an easy thing for a driver to do: Hit the signal before executing a turn. However, according to research at the Society of Automotive E
  • 02 Mar 2018
    The Tragedy of Backup Automobile Accidents
    A Tucson Car Accident Attorney's Take on the Tragedy of Backup Automobile Accidents The tragedy of backup automobile accidents is real and significant. Working as a car accident lawyer in Tucson and Phoenix I have seen this firsthand. Any auto accident involving injury or death is tragic, but backup automobi
  • 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
  • 13 Dec 2017
    Social Host Liability When You Have a Party
    Social Host Liability: Your Legal Responsibilities To Guests At Your Home You cleaned the bathrooms and stocked the fridge for your guests. What else should you do in order to provide a safe environment and avoid social host liability? Have you inspected your home for potential hazards like slippery sidewalk
  • 19 Oct 2017
    Why Do College Students Get Hurt?
    The Most Common Injuries on College Campuses College is a thrilling experience, but can be dangerous. Although it’s a time for young men and women to explore new intellectual terrain, discover latent passions, meet lifelong friends and experiment in a safe environment, all college students need to be a
  • 28 Jul 2017
    Dog Bite Incidents: Who Pays Damages?
    Dog Bite Incidents: Who Pays Damages? As a personal injury attorney with offices in both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, I talk to lots of dog bite victims.  Most are unaware that in Arizona a dog owner is responsible to compensate someone who their dog injuries, even if the dog has never bitten before.
  • 30 Jun 2017
    Pet Safety On The Fourth of July
    Pet Safety Phoenix injury lawyer Doug Zanes discusses pet safety and provides seven safety tips that will keep your pet safe on the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is a fantastic holiday.  It is full of family and friends, amazing barbecues, fun in the pool, and, let’s not forget, fireworks! Because of
  • 11 May 2017
    Seven Swimming Pool Safety Tips
    Seven Swimming Pool Safety Tips From an Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer Every year thousands of people are injured in accidents that are completely preventable. So with summer right around the corner, it is extremely important to talk about swimming pool safety.  According to the Centers For Disease Control
  • 04 May 2017
    Legalization Of Marijuana in Arizona
    Currently there is an initiative on the ballot regarding the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. For decades marijuana has been considered a dangerous drug and has been illegal to use, sell, or possess.  But many state laws are in flux.  To date, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have
  • 24 Feb 2017
    TOP 4 CAR SAFETY DEVICES FOR 2017 Are you currently in the market for a new car? If the answer is yes, then you must consider the car safety devices available and buy one with an active safety system that will help you avoid or mitigate a crash. At least this is the advice that I am going to give you as a
  • 10 Feb 2017
    Three Tips In Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer
    Three Tips In Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer So many choices, so little time.  Choosing a personal injury lawyer who can meet your specific expectations can be a challenge. After being injured in an accident you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you as quickly as possible.  At le
  • 02 Feb 2017
    Discount Personal Injury Lawyers – Good or Bad?
    Are discount personal injury lawyers good or bad? There is always someone who will provide a service at a discount, just like you can almost always find a cheaper version of any product that you buy. But do you really want to use discount personal injury lawyers? The initial response that most people will hav
  • 27 Jan 2017
    How to Stay Safe at Night? Know These 7 Safety Tips!
    Headed out but wondering how to stay safe at night? Know these 7 safety tips! Recently my wife went out with some friends here in Phoenix.  Their plan was to simply have a ladies night out.  Lots of great conversation and something good to eat along with some good wine….just the girls.  Sounds like th
  • 13 Jan 2017
    Personal Injury Settlement – 5 Tax Tips
    5 Tax Tips You Must Know After Receiving a Personal Injury Settlement or Award We are in a new year and tax season is just around the corner.  Because of this, if you have received a personal injury settlement or award it is important that you understand all the tax ramifications before filing your tax re
  • 30 Dec 2016
    4 TIPS TO RESOLVING YOUR INJURY CASE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY It is undeniable and unfortunate that over the holidays there are lots of accidents.  With all of the traffic on the roads there seems to be an uptick in car accidents and with so many people out-and-about there seems to also be an increase in acc
  • 19 Oct 2016
    Class Action Lawsuit: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Boxing Match
    In yesterday's blog post we discussed the difference between Class Action Lawsuits and Mass Tort Lawsuits. Click here if you didn't read it yet! Today we want to discuss a couple of examples. (more…)
  • 11 Oct 2016
    Facebook and Personal Injury Cases– Advice from a Personal Injury Attorney
    Facebook and Personal Injury– Advice from a Personal Injury Attorney Author: Doug Zanes What can we all learn from the scandalous video that was released earlier this week showing Republican Candidate, Donald Trump, inappropriately  sharing his thoughts about women? (more…)
  • 25 Aug 2016
    How much is my personal injury case worth?
    How much is my personal injury case worth? By now you have probably read plenty of other information giving you a generic answer such as "every case is different"... right? (more…)
  • 10 Aug 2016
    Selfie Stick Accidents are a Real Threat
    Selfie Stick Accidents are a Real Threat What could be the common denominator in an electrocution, car accident, shooting and slip and fall accident? Surprisingly enough, selfie stick accidents. At Zanes Law we see all kinds of tragic accidents, and these can be some of the worst. (more…)
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