Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2013) – As of Thanksgiving weekend, the rains have come to quench the Arizona desert. But dust storms are still in the news, especially after an Oct. 29 storm caused a 21-car pileup on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix. With the number of dust storms steadily rising – a trend expected to continue due to Arizona’s continued drought – smart drivers will want to know how to protect themselves.
“Particularly for winter visitors new to the desert, the speed and intensity of a dust storm can be a fatal surprise,” says Doug Zanes, head of fast-expanding personal injury firm Zanes Law. “In our experience, it is most often the driver who’s killed in dust storms, not the front-seat passenger as with other accidents.”
The main danger of dust storms is limited or zero visibility, sometimes in a matter of seconds. This makes it difficult for even skilled drivers to stay in their lane, or to see other vehicles. Here are Zanes’ tips when dust storms occur:
What if the unthinkable happens, despite all of your precautions? Then you should follow Zanes Law’s Hit List of six essential steps right after an accident:
“No one wants to think about being in an accident, but it’s a reality,” says Zanes. “One thing you can do now is download the free mobile app and info sheet from our website, ZanesLaw.com, and keep them where you can quickly find them. This way, even in the confusion of an accident, you can store the information you need for your claim.”
With offices in Tucson and Phoenix, Zanes Law provides its clients with a combined 60 years’ experience with Arizona personal injury law. Consultation is free, and Spanish-speaking representation is available.
ABOUT ZANES LAW
Zanes Law is an 11-year personal injury law firm in Southern Arizona, with a large practice in motor vehicle accidents and workers’ compensation. Founded in 2003, the firm is led by Doug Zanes, CEO/Responsible Attorney, and Claudia Zanes, Director of Business & Marketing (Non-Attorney). Its attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in personal injury law. Zanes Law has three offices in Tucson and two in Phoenix, and prides itself on strong community involvement. More information is available by calling (888) 894-0135 or visiting ZanesLaw.com.