Zanes Law is an Arizona based personal injury law firm. We have two Tucson offices in Central Tucson and South Tucson staffed with accident attorneys. Zanes Law also has a Phoenix office, which has car accident lawyers waiting to help. Each Zanes Law Arizona car accident attorney handles cases ranging from minor injury car accidents to fatal car accidents.
Traveling by car in Arizona is actually more dangerous than traveling by commercial air. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the 2016 Crash Facts published by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Weekly, each Zanes Law car accident attorney in Phoenix & Tucson get calls from injury victims who have been involved car accidents. The most heartbreaking are those clients who call regarding fatal car accidents. In fact, experts indicate that the average driver will have a serious enough accident to require a collision claim at least once every 17.9 years. The United States has an average life expectancy of almost 79 years, which means you can reasonably expect three to four crashes before your driving days end.
In 2016, Arizona residents reported 126,845 auto accidents. These incidents included fatal car accidents totaling 962 fatalities and a staggering 56,636 injuries. The annual medical cost for people killed in Arizona crashes is $11 million. Therefore, it’s no wonder that surviving family members of fatal car accidents often pursue legal options such as a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one.
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People who survive an automobile accident in Arizona may suffer anything from minor injuries all the way to a life-altering handicap. In either case, any medical costs that come out of the injured individual’s pocket should be taken care of by the responsible party’s auto insurance. The Zanes Law Arizona car accident attorney who represents you will make sure that happens.
Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t simply going to offer to pay for everything. Instead, they’ll try to reduce the amount you receive. Additionally, most drivers who are responsible for an accident don’t offer any extra money due to issues caused by their negligence. This is the primary reason you need an experienced Arizona car accident attorney on your side.
Most Phoenix drivers are afraid that they will one day be in a car accident. We are certainly aware that freeways are full of negligent drivers and dangerous hazards. In fact, most of us have had close calls. We know that one day we may not be lucky enough to escape a collision. Unfortunately, although some of us have been lucky, many Phoenix drivers have already been involved in an auto accident. Each day we hear about auto accidents on the radio and the news. Furthermore, many of these Phoenix car accidents involve severe injuries and fatalities.
Much of the time victims are left to put their lives back together with no help and no support. Our car accident lawyers know that these accidents happen quickly and are traumatic. The jarring impact leaves the accident victims stunned. It is this shock that can make injuries go unnoticed for a time after the accident. Our lawyers know that driver negligence is the primary cause of car accidents. “Negligence” is when the at-fault driver fails to drive safely and causes the crash.
All Arizona drivers are required to drive safely and obey the traffic laws. When a driver acts negligently, it is the lawyers at Zanes Law who are here to hold that driver accountable. Although the negligent party is usually another driver, others can be responsible as well. For example, governments can be liable for road defects, businesses can be responsible for creating obstructions in the roadway, and car manufacturers can be responsible for faulty designs. The lawyers at Zanes Law have brought claims against all of these parties.
Our attorneys help car accident victims across the state of Arizona. We have two offices in Tucson, and our Tucson accident attorneys help injured clients throughout Southern Arizona. We also have auto accident lawyers assisting clients throughout Maricopa County and Northern Arizona. Through all of this experience, our accident lawyers have seen injured victims make the following mistakes:
1. Failing to see a doctor immediately.
2. Not doing what their doctor tells them to do.
3. Trying to get back to their normal life too quickly.
4. Minimizing their injuries and not getting consistent medical treatment.
5. Failing to hire an experienced Arizona car accident attorney.
6. Failing to stay in contact with their attorney.
7. Not informing their car accident lawyer about past accidents and prior injuries.
8. Talking to other people about your accident case.
9. Posting on social media
10. Thinking that the insurance company will help you.
According to both our Tucson accident attorneys and car accident lawyers, people do not realize that the above mistakes are significant until they face the devastating consequences of the error. Thus, the purpose of this information is so that you can avoid making these mistakes. First, the most significant mistakes that our clients make involves a failure to seek medical care. Our Tucson car accident lawyers will tell you that after being injured in an accident you must see a doctor immediately. This is not optional. You then must follow the doctor’s orders and get the medical treatment that he suggests. This treatment can range from physical therapy or chiropractic care to seeing a pain management doctor or other specialists. But whatever the recommendation, both our Phoenix and Tucson accident attorneys will tell you that you must follow it. Do not downplay your injuries and fail to seek medical treatment.
Next, we see people fail to hire an experienced Arizona car accident attorney. Then once they hire a lawyer, we see clients fail to maintain contact with their lawyer. This means that they do not keep their Arizona car accident lawyers informed. Please understand, we need to know what is going on with your medical care and your recovery.
Finally, after being in a car accident you must not post details about your case or injuries on social media. In fact, our Arizona car accident attorneys will tell you to stop posting altogether because any post can be mischaracterized. For example, a post of you having some champagne at a wedding can be used by the insurance company to argue that you were not hurt. After all, look how much fun you are having!
Fatal car accidents are life changing. That is why a Zanes Law Arizona car accident attorney is here to hold a negligent party responsible for the wrongful death of an innocent victim. To do this, our Tucson car accident lawyers we will file a wrongful death lawsuit prior to the two-year statute of limitations running. We will also determine on who’s behalf the lawsuit will be filed. For example, the law restricts who has the right to file a wrongful death case on the deceased’s behalf. You must be part of a short list of surviving people affiliated with the deceased to make a legal claim. An Arizona wrongful death claimant can be:
• A Spouse
• Parent or legal guardian
• Personal representative of a surviving spouse, child, parent or legal guardian
• Personal representative for the estate of the deceased individual
Sadly, this means that a long-term partner who wasn’t the deceased’s spouse could be denied the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a deadly auto accident in Arizona. However, an individual in this situation could turn to their partner’s parents or children to move forward with a case.
As the above information suggests, getting compensated after a car accident in Arizona can be a very complex process. That is made even more difficult by the fact that immediately following your car accident, the insurance company and other parties involved in the accident will start hounding you for information. It is in your best interest to have these people speak with your Zanes Law Arizona car accident lawyers.
At first, the insurance adjuster will be overly friendly and sound supportive. Their goal is to get the information they need in order to minimize the total amount they have to payout to make you whole. You’ll probably be pressured to accept a low-ball personal injury settlement.
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO AN ARIZONA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY! If you sign an agreement to settle the case in return for an immediate or fast cash payout, you may be forfeiting your right to seek the total damages you may be entitled to. It’s critical that an experienced Arizona car accident attorney reviews the offer to help you make an informed decision.
Zanes Law has more than a decade of experience helping car accident victims in Arizona. Our Phoenix and Tucson accident attorneys have helped car accident victims just like you recover over $500 million dollars in damages.
It’s important to get all of the money that you may be legally entitled to under Arizona personal injury law. Mounting hospital bills, lost time at work and long-term medical treatment resulting from your accident needs to be recovered. You shouldn’t have to financially pay for someone else’s negligence. Your Zanes Law Arizona car accident attorney will make sure of this.
We are standing by 24/7/365 to answer your questions regarding your car accident claim in Arizona. If you’ve been hospitalized or need us to come to you, we can travel to any of the communities nearby to meet with you where you’re most comfortable. You are also more than welcome to visit our Phoenix and Tucson car accident attorneys in our offices in each community.
Our goal is to reduce the stress and frustration you’re feeling. We do not bill for our legal services until we are successful in recovering the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
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