FAQs - Injuries

Injuries

  • 16 Mar 2018
    Big Law Firms vs Small Law Firms
    Transcript: So is there a difference between hiring a big firm to represent your injury case versus a small firm or lets say a solo practitioner? It's an interesting question because what I've seen over the years is, solo practitioners say you outta hire them because they can give you more personal servic
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Zanes Law Take?
    Transcript: So what types of cases do we take at Zanes Law? At Zanes Law we're a personal injury law firm. We have offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona but we actually represent people both statewide and nationally. We have lots of clients we take on who get into accidents in places outside of
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Are Premises Liability Cases Easy Compared to Other Injury Claims?
    Transcript: So are premises liability cases straight forward and easy? The answer is, quite honestly, no. I think there's a misconception with premises liability cases because people feel like if I slipped and fell, lets say in a store, the store is automatically responsible for my injuries. It was their
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases in Phoenix
    Transcript: So what if you have a premises liability case, how is that different than, lets say, a car accident case? We've represented probably thousands of clients on premises liability cases over the years. One of the things that seems pretty consistent is the at-fault party generally doesn't accept li
  • 16 Mar 2018
    When Personal Injury Clients are Unhappy With Their Representation
    Transcript: So if you're unhappy about something that's going on in your case, about how your case is being handled, or the work that your paralegal or attorney are doing, what do you do? What advice would I give you? Here's what you oughta do, you need to talk to somebody in management. So if we're repre
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Advances Against Your Pending Personal Injury Settlement
    Transcript: So if I was injured in an accident, can I get an advance against my settlement? The answer is yes. But in Arizona you can't get that advance from us as your attorney. That's unethical in Arizona. So what happens is, if you want to get an advance against your settlement, there are companies out
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Personal Injury Cases Where Multiple Parties are Injured in One Accident
    Transcript: So what happens if several people are hurt in a car accident that you were hurt in? Everybody who is hurt in that accident has a claim and has a right to be compensated for their injuries. So what happens is, that can negatively impact the money that you're able to get from your accident becau
  • 16 Mar 2018
    The Negotiation Phase of Personal Injury Claims
    Transcript: So what happens when you're done with your medical care and you're ready to get your case resolved? The first thing we do is we send a demand to the insurance company which is essentially a packet that includes all your medical bills, all your medical records, all the information regarding los
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What is Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)?
    Transcript: So what is AHCCCS and how does it impact your case? Important question because, quite honestly, we have lots and lots of clients who receive AHCCCS benefits. AHCCCS is health insurance provided by the state of Arizona through Medicaid. So it's tax payer funded, actually, tax payer money is wha
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Liens Against Your Arizona Personal Injury Claim
    Transcript: So what is a lien? Quite honestly a lien is an interest that a third party has to your personal injury settlement award money. So there are lots of different types of liens. There are medical liens, there are child support liens, there are health insurance subrogation liens. If you, for exampl
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Reimbursement for Medical Bills in a Personal Injury Case
    Transcript: So what medical bills are you entitled to be reimbursed for after being hurt in an accident? In Arizona, quite honestly, the answer is all of them. The actual medical bills, the full medical bill with any medical provider, even if your health insurance paid that bill, you are entitled to that
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Your doctor’s role in your personal injury case
    Transcript: So when you've been hurt in an accident, what is the role of your primary care physician in your medical care? That's an important question because we do have lots of cases where clients will actually start to treat with, lets say, a chiropractor without seeing any other doctors. It really is
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What if the At-Fault Party Doesn’t Cooperate During a Personal Injury Case?
    Transcript: So what happens if the person responsible for your accident doesn't want to cooperate? I can tell you it does make it more difficult to pursue your claim but it doesn't make it impossible. It just means there's more work for us to do because in order to pursue a claim we generally need to know
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Tucson personal injury lawyer discusses car accident police reports
    Transcript: So how long does it take to get a police report? Good question, and the answer quite honestly varies. It depends on who we're trying to get the police report from. I can tell you the Arizona Department of Public Safety sometimes takes six weeks to two months to move the reports through the pro
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Information to provide your Phoenix car accident lawyer
    Transcript: So what information is the most important information after you've been involved in an accident? What we ask clients to do is get us all their auto insurance information as quickly as they can. Meaning information regarding their auto insurance policies. And what we want to look at is whether
  • 16 Mar 2018
    How a Second Car Accident Impacts Your Personal Injury Claim
    Transcript: So what happens if you've been involved in an accident, you're treating for that accident, and then you're involved in a second accident and you get hurt even more? The clients who we represent who find themselves in that situation, there are a couple things we ask them to do immediately. One,
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Double Medical Treatment in a Personal Injury Claim
    Transcript: Double treatment. What does that mean and how does that impact your case? Actually what double medical treatment means is it's when somebody receives lets say chiropractic care and physical therapy both for their low back at the exact same time. That's always a problem in an injury case. If yo
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Personal injury lawyers advice on medical treatment
    Transcript: So some doctors don't negotiate their medical bills until the end of your case. So what's that mean for you? The most important point I guess in this answer is this: If you have health insurance you need to use your health insurance for your medical care. If you've been in an accident and you
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer discusses medical treatment in a case
    Transcript: So why is your medical care so important and why do you need to regularly make all your medical appointments and not miss them? Well, there are a couple reasons. One is, if you've been hurt in an accident, that medical care is actually what's needed for you to get better. That's our number one
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  • 16 Mar 2018
    Reimbursement For Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Claim
    Transcript: So after being injured in an accident, how does getting reimbursed for your lost wages work? That's a really important question because it seems like it should be easy but it's complicated. An insurance company is actually looking for a couple of things. If you're not able to work, they are lo
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Does a Zanes Law Paralegal Do During a Personal Injury Claim?
    Transcript: So what does my paralegal do with his day? I think that's an important question because as a client you're wondering why you haven't been called back yet or what your paralegal is doing each day. And, generally, the paralegals at Zanes Law and I think, quite honestly, at any other law firm are
  • 16 Mar 2018
    How Long Does Zanes Law Take To Resolve A Personal Injury Case?
    Transcript: So now that you've been hurt in an accident, what happens next with your case? And how long is it going to take to actually resolve your case? That's a complicated question. Initially, what we want to make sure happens first is we want to make sure you get the medical care that you need to get
  • 16 Mar 2018
    Sharing Details of Your Personal Injury Case on Social Media
    Transcript: So how can your case be impacted by how you use social media? The real answer is, quite frankly, your case can be significantly impacted by how you use social media. In my experience, really if you've been injured in any kind of accident you don't want to use your social media at all. When I s
  • 16 Mar 2018
    What Should You Expect From Your Zanes Law Attorney?
    Transcript: So what should you expect from your attorney? Quite honestly, a lot. That's the short answer. You should certainly expect your attorney to communicate with you and keep you informed about what's going on in your case. You should certainly expect your attorney to return your phone calls within

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