FAQs - Accidents

Accidents

  • 26 Feb 2019
    What if I Got Into a Car Accident in a Rental Car?
    As far as a rental company is concerned, if you got into a car accident in a rental car, you are ultimately responsible for the cost of repairing the car — even if the accident was not your fault. This does not mean you have to fund these repairs out of your own pocket. If you have the appropriate insura
  • 26 Feb 2019
    Can I Prove the Car Was Following Too Close in a Car Accident?
    You can prove that the trailing vehicle was following too closely, thereby causing the rear-end collision you experienced, in a few ways, as detailed here. Video Footage Proving That the Car Was Following Too Close in a Car Accident Perhaps a passenger in your car or someone in another motor vehicle had the
  • 26 Feb 2019
    Can I Fire My Car Accident Lawyer?
    Yes, you can fire your car accident lawyer. However, it is important to do so for the right reasons and to ensure that you have another lawyer ready to take your case before you terminate your contract. You might be experiencing frustration, disappointment, or even anger with your current personal injury a
  • 01 Feb 2019
    What Ways Can Car Accident Lawyers Help You Overcome Your Losses?
    There is much more to what a car accident lawyer can do to help you overcome the losses you have experienced as the result of your accident. For many people, the lawyer’s role begins and ends with knowing and following courtroom procedure when litigating your car accident case. At Zanes Law, our legal
  • 01 Feb 2019
    What Should I Do If I am Involved in a Car Accident?
    Generally, once you have moved past the scene of your car accident, you need to be aware of some slightly less urgent, but still time-sensitive, and extremely critical points. Number 1: See a Medical Professional If you are sitting at home, asking, “What should I do after my car accident?” you assume yo
  • 01 Feb 2019
    What Is Contributory Negligence in Relation to a Car Accident Claim?
    Contributory negligence represents a controversial doctrine of common law. Fundamentally, it means that if you were injured in a car accident due, in part, to your failure to use reasonable care, you would not be able to recover any damages from your injury--even if another person’s actions or behavior caus
  • 24 Jan 2019
    Client Story: 1.2 Million Dollar Settlement
    Transcript We were driving home when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and hit us. I was hurt bad so we called Zanes Law and they we’re all over it. They got her ALL the medical care she needed. Then sued the driver AND the bar he was drinking at, and got us $1.2 million dollars. Thanks to Zanes Law,
  • 24 Jan 2019
    Client Story: Car Accident Settlement
    Transcript I was sitting at a red light when a car came out of nowhere and slammed into the back of me. I went to the ER but I was sent home. Turns out I had a REALLY bad back injury. So I called Zanes Law. They got me GOOD medical care, made sure my back surgery was paid for AND got me $600,000. It
  • 07 Jan 2019
    What Kind of Timeline Should I Expect for My Car Accident Case?
    The first step in filing a car accident case is to schedule a free case evaluation. This should happen after you have reported the accident and called for medical help. If you receive any medical care during this time, be sure to document everything. These medical records will be important to your car acciden
  • 07 Jan 2019
    Can I Be Compensated for Lost Income After a Car Accident?
    You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages after being in an Arizona car accident. There are many costs associated with a car accident including medical bills, property damage, and lost income. If another party is at fault for your injuries, then they may also be responsible for your lost wages.
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Arizona Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
    Transcript: So if you've been injured in an accident, how long do you have in order to bring your claim? What that's called in legal terms is your statute of limitations. In Arizona you have two years within which to bring your normal personal injury claim. Other states will be different and it varies fro
  • 16 Mar 2018
    First Things to Do After an Accident
    Transcript: So what are the first things that you should do after being involved in an accident? We'll talk about car accidents specifically. The first thing that you should do is, if somebody has been hurt, you need to make sure that they get medical attention if they need immediate medical attention. Ca
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage
    Transcript: So what is uninsured motorist coverage and how does that differ from underinsured motorist coverage? Uninsured motorist coverage exists to compensate you if a driver hits you and you're hurt in that accident and it turns out that driver didn't have any insurance. Which surprises people because
  • 16 Mar 2018
    When to Call an Injury Attorney in Phoenix
    Transcript: So if you've been injured in an accident, when should you call an attorney? The answer I'll give you is immediately, if you want to know the truth. By immediately I mean within an hour or two or a day or two because the more time that goes by that you haven't talked to an attorney and haven't
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Why Choose Zanes Law for Your Accident Case?
    Transcript: So why choose Zanes Law to represent you on an accident case? I think there are lots of reasons. I've been representing injured victims for twenty years. I started my firm, Zanes Law, in 2003 and we've become one of the largest personal injury law firms in Arizona in that time frame, from 2003
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Who Can File Wrongful Death Claims in Arizona?
    Transcript: So how does a wrongful death case work in Arizona? The reason I say in Arizona is because most states actually have a wrongful death statute an Arizona has a wrongful death statute. The wrongful death statute actually specifically states who can legally bring a wrongful death case on behalf of
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Phoenix
    Transcript: So what happens if the driver that hurt me only has a small insurance policy and and my medical bills are, quite honestly, bigger than that insurance policy? That's a good question and that's a problem that we see regularly in cases. The most important point out of that question revolves aroun
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Why Does Medicare Get Paid Back in a Injury Claim?
    Transcript: So if your health insurance is Medicare, why does Medicare have to be paid back? Medicare is a federally funded health insurance plan. So built into the system, our federal government, our politicians, have built in a requirement that Medicare be reimbursed for any medical bills that they pay
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Car accident lawyer’s advice on communication with lawyers
    Transcript: So do you need to call us every time you see a new doctor and give us that doctor's information? The answer is yes. That's something that we actually need our clients to do. And the reason is because, quite honestly, in a lot of cases our clients see lots of medical providers. They've been hur
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Phoenix car accident lawyers communicate directly with their injured clients
    Transcript: So can my lawyer or paralegal talk to somebody other than me about my case? For example, can they talk to my spouse? Can they talk to my kids or my boyfriend or girlfriend about my case instead of you as the client? Generally, as a firm, our answer is no. That's actually our firm policy. Techn

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