Zanes Law In The News

  • 11 Mar 2019
    Child On Motorcycle Struck By Car, Was Wearing Helmet
    Kids just seem to be naturally attracted to motorcycles and it’s natural that they will want to take a ride. It is possible to take kids who insist on a ride with an adult motorcyclist. It does require, however, extra safety concerns to be taken into consideration beforehand. Thankfully, in this case, both
  • 08 Mar 2019
    Head-On Collision Sends Man To Hospital With Life-Threatening Injuries
    According to the NHTSA, the majority of collisions that occur annually in the United States are rear-end crashes or 29% of all crashes. Front end or head-on collisions only account for a small number of collisions every year amount to just 2.3% with only 10.1% of these ending in fatalities. Even with such low
  • 07 Mar 2019
    Multiple Commercial Trucks Collide On US 60
    A multi-vehicle can happen at any time, no matter what the road or weather conditions are. Such crashes can in a chain reaction accident and there are almost always multiple injuries as a result. When a crash involves several vehicles it can sometimes make it difficult to determine fault and liability. Such i
  • 06 Mar 2019
    Infant Critically Injured After Rough Handling By Babysitter
    Taking care of very young children and babies can be stressful. As precious and wonderful as they are, newborns can cry for seemingly no reason and it can be difficult to get them to stop. Young or inexperienced parents may not know what to do and if nothing seems to help, tempers can flare. In such a situati
  • 05 Mar 2019
    Chain Reaction Crash Ends In Four Fatalities
    When someone drives recklessly, they are not only risking their lives but the lives of anyone else that they happen to be sharing the road with. This is possibly what caused a chain reaction crash involving six vehicles in December. One of the vehicles involved was a semi-tractor trailer rig. The accident end
  • 04 Mar 2019
    Man In Critical Condition After Getting Hit By Valley Metro Train
    For well over a century, trains have been considered one of the most economical, effective and one of the safest forms of transportation available. It’s never a good idea to try and outrun a train because the train is almost guaranteed to win. Whenever a driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian gets into an acci
  • 01 Mar 2019
    Two Ejected From Vehicle In Fatal Accident
    A Phoenix family is mourning the loss of two members of their family. One brother lost his life in a rollover crash while the other brother is facing time in prison for his role in the accident. The Arizona Family website reported about the fatal crash which happened on the Stack which is the southbound I-
  • 28 Feb 2019
    Tempe Sued For Millions Over Self-Driving Car Accident
    What would seem like common sense to most of us, may not be when it comes to laws that are supposedly designed to protect people from common hazards. In Arizona, this question may come under closer examination now that the city of Tempe, Arizona is currently facing litigation from the surviving family members
  • 28 Feb 2019
    Overturned Vehicle Accident Kills One
    A driver has been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash in southeast Fresno on Sunday night ended with one person dead. ABC affiliate station 30 in Fresno reports that fatal crash happened at approximately 6:50 p.m. just south of Church Street on Chestnut Avenue. One driver, whose vehicle was overturned
  • 26 Feb 2019
    Cold Weather Driving Tips
    This is the time of year when drivers need to be extra careful when setting out. In Arizona, we aren’t quite as used to the cold wintry weather. While other areas of the country are used to snow and icy conditions can make roads slippery and hazardous, it’s especially important to prepare before setting o
  • 25 Feb 2019
    Woman Receives $1M Settlement After Being Struck By Police Cruiser
    As a general rule, we look up to the brave men and women who make up our country’s law enforcement agencies. They put their lives on the line on a daily basis in order to protect and to serve the public. Sometimes, however, even with such ideals in place, a law enforcement officer is just as capable of maki
  • 22 Feb 2019
    Eyewitnesses Watch SUV Hit And Run, Police Now Hunting
    For most of us, it seems unimaginable that anyone could hit someone with their vehicle and then drive away without another thought. On the evening of February 10th in a neighborhood in Phoenix, that is exactly what happened. A hit-and-run crash involving an SUV and a pedestrian has left one man dead. Acco
  • 21 Feb 2019
    Lawsuit Filed Against Big-Rig Company And Emergency Services
    Over-the-road truck drivers can be under a great deal of pressure to get their loads to their destinations as quickly as possible. That kind of stress can cause drivers to take risks they might normally take otherwise and poses a danger to other motorists that they are sharing the road with. That kind of s
  • 20 Feb 2019
    Speeding May Have Caused Motorcyclist’s Death
    Any crash involving a motorcycle can cause serious injuries or even death. The chance of getting into an accident can increase significantly anytime someone engages in risky behavior. Such behavior may include traveling at the posted speed limit or choosing not to wear a helmet or other protective gear. Other
  • 19 Feb 2019
    Autonomous Uber Vehicle Kills Pedestrian, Lawsuits Filed
    Whenever there is an accident that involves either severe injury or a tragic fatality, it can be challenging to determine just who is to blame. While most would assume it is always the driver’s fault in the case of a pedestrian and automobile crash that may not necessarily be true. In the case of a woman wh
  • 18 Feb 2019
    Truck Driver Shot Fleeing From Border Patrol Officer
    Security at our nation’s borders goes both ways. For those wanting to come into our country and those who wish to leave. The recent public debate about the need for increased border security may have gotten even more complicated and contentious following an incident which happened in Nogales, Arizona earlie
  • 15 Feb 2019
    Did A Lack Of A Crosswalk Cause This Fatality?
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) found in 2015 that over 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle each year. Those who choose to walk instead of driving or riding are 1.5 times more likely of being killed in an accident than those who are passengers in a motor vehicle. The feder
  • 14 Feb 2019
    Teen Drivers Collide, One Dead
    According to the CDC, on average, six teens aged 16 -19 lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Those teenagers whose lives were tragically lost represented approximately 6.5% of the population in the U.S. As attorneys specializing in accident law, we understand that the reasons for such horrific n
  • 12 Feb 2019
    Self-Driving Vehicles Have A Long Way To Go
    A year ago, the media was buzzing over the potential future which included self-driving or autonomous vehicles. There were early adopters such as Tesla and ridesharing Uber which were the first to embrace these new technologies. In spite of the promise, a series of events involving driver deaths made it clear
  • 11 Feb 2019
    Fatal Crash On I-19 Near Exit 12
    A chain reaction crash is what happens when two or more vehicles are involved in an accident. Sometimes it is the result of distracted driving that causes a chain reaction crash. At other times drivers who were following too close to one another, or attempting an unsafe driving maneuver can result in a chain
  • 08 Feb 2019
    Motorcycle Crash Ends In Fatality
    For many people, traveling by motorcycle is a wonderful way to travel and to see the county. Arizona is blessed with beautiful scenery and decent weather much of the year that it makes traveling by motorcycle cross country very attractive. At Zanes Law, because bikers are more exposed to the risks of the road
  • 07 Feb 2019
    Rollover Crash Takes Out Two Vehicles On Arizona Loop
    No matter what causes a rollover crash, they are the most terrifying types of accidents to be involved in. For a driver in a rollover crash, they will have no control over the vehicle. Such accidents can have tragic results. Many believe that rollover crashes only happen to large vehicles or SUVs which have a
  • 06 Feb 2019
    Rear-End Collision Ends In Fiery Fatality
    At Zanes Law, we realize that there few things more tragic than losing a loved one in an accident. This is especially true when the accident is the result of someone driving under the influence of alcohol. One family is now facing such a tragedy after a motorist suspected driving under the influence of alcoho
  • 05 Feb 2019
    Bus Stop Safety Case Comes To An End
    On Thursday, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a dismissal made by a lower court judge in a lawsuit involving the city of Phoenix and a 17-year-old girl who was severely injured by an out of control vehicle while she was waiting for the bus in 2015. KTAR News reported that the Appeals Cour
  • 05 Feb 2019
    Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash Blamed On Mechanical Failure
    Phoenix Police Department told reporters of AZFamily.com that a semi-truck accident happened at approximately 4:00 p.m. The semi-truck was travelling westbound on West Buckeye Road and strayed out of its lane into the eastbound lanes directly into the path of an eastbound pickup truck near 71st Avenue. The pi
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