Encounter with Drunk Driving Ignites Passion for Advocacy for Prominent Tucson Attorney
Prior to 2007, Doug Zanes was a prominent criminal defense attorney in the Tucson community; and while he would on occasion take personal injury cases – it was not his sole focus.
It wasn’t until he and his wife, Claudia Zanes, had a brush with death that everything changed.
While driving home from a football game on a dark evening, a drunk driver swerved into their lane driving 45 mph, narrowly missing their car before veering off the road. This near miss with fate on that dark highway shook them to their core and prompted a life-altering decision. They decided to shift their focus exclusively to personal injury law. The firm’s mission became clear—to pursue justice and fight relentlessly for those who deserve justice in a system that often seems heartless and stacked against them.
As Zanes Law celebrates 20 years of service, their unwavering dedication to helping those in need has made a profound impact on the Tucson community. While the firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases, its passion for fighting on behalf of the most vulnerable is especially evident in its tireless advocacy for victims of drunk driving incidents.
Tucson’s ranking as the 6th worst city for drunk driving incidents serves as a somber reminder of the unique vulnerability faced by its residents. Despite the enforcement of strict DUI laws, innocent victims continue to suffer, and their stories often go untold. For every fatal DUI accident that captures headlines, like Tomas Ayala, a 20-year-old Tucsonan who recently lost his life at the hands of a drunk driver, numerous non-fatal collisions leave victims grappling with life-altering consequences.
Doug Zanes, co-founder of Zanes Law, recognizes the immense suffering endured by these victims. “The hard reality is, these victims suffer greatly,” says Zanes. “They may spend the rest of their lives disabled from traumatic brain injury. They may be disfigured from burns or have to carry the psychological impact of that trauma around with them forever.”
For Zanes Law, the mission goes beyond legal representation. It’s about standing up for those who are often taken advantage of by insurance companies and ensuring that they receive the maximum compensation they deserve. Their commitment to fighting for justice is driven by a deep empathy for the victims who are left to pick up the broken pieces when the worst happens.
Throughout the past two decades, Zanes Law has become synonymous with advocacy, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Their team of attorneys and staff share a common
goal: to be a beacon of hope for the underprivileged, the marginalized, and those who have suffered at the hands of negligent individuals.
“I’m a first-generation American. By the time I was 7, I was helping my mom – who was the sole provider – run the family cafe so we could eat. I know what it’s like to be the underdog. That’s why we fight so hard for people who might otherwise fall victim to exploitation.” – Claudia Zanes, Zanes Law
In a world where insurance companies often prioritize profits over people, Zanes Law remains steadfast in its commitment to defending the underdog. Through their passion, expertise, and unyielding determination, they continue to transform the fates of those who have been wronged into favorable outcomes.
As they look back on their journey, Doug and Claudia Zanes are proud of the impact they have made in the lives of their clients. Zanes Law stands tall as a symbol of justice, relentlessly pursuing compensation for the injured and helping them rebuild their lives. With every case they take on, they reaffirm their commitment to being a voice for the voiceless and a beacon of hope for those who need it most.
About Zanes Law: Maximum Compensation. Minimal Stress. We understand the immense disruption a personal injury can have on someone’s life, and when we take on your case, we will work quickly to help you recover and regain control. We will make sure you get the medical attention you need, shield you from powerful insurance companies, and strive to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. For 20 years we have fought for the underdog. We’re relentless when fighting for people who deserve real justice in a system that is heartless, greedy, and stacked against us. When you’re hurt, and it’s not your fault, we exhaust all avenues to make them pay the maximum amount. Doug Zanes and the lawyers at Zanes Law don’t sell out our clients for easy money like a lot of lawyers. We’ll stand with you to transform your fate in your favor.