25+ Years of Experience
99% Win Rate
No Upfront fees


When you hire us, you're adding unmatched experience to your team, ensuring you get the best possible outcome.


Our firm maintains an impressive 99% win rate, even while accepting difficult cases other law firms have turned away.


We are not afraid of trial, and insurance companies know this. If it’s in your best interest, we are always trial ready.

This was the 1st time I've used Zanes Law. It was a fantastic experience for having to go through a situation most would rather not. The attorney and staff were always available to answer my questions and explained things clearly and were obviously 100% in my corner. My attorney, Jim, was very genuine and made me immediately comfortable when I came in to speak with him about my case. Every case manager I dealt with was patient and helpful. I would definitely return to Zanes should the time ever come again that I need a personal injury firm.

Kelly Kay

Personal Injury

Hello! As client of Zane law I was recently involved in accident last September and my recovery is still healing but Zane law checked on me and made sure everything was going smoothly and made sure I was on the right step every single time. I definitely would used them again ! They have helped my recovery so much and being a mom of 6 it has made my days a little more better/easier! From chiropractor to message therapist and making sure I had that extra help like trauma counseling to get through my days! I thank you so much Rachel and Annabelle!

Monique Cota

car accident

Zanes Law was a terrific legal experience. I first went to a law firm that only wanted me to go to physical therapy and pad the bill, so they could utilize my insurance policy to its capacity. Once I went to Zanes, they were honest, professional and prompt with calls almost once a week. Sometimes I got a call just because we did not have contact for close to two weeks. Some calls were to just ask how I was doing. I also received more money than originally discussed. Great job Zanes Law!!!!! If need be I will use their services again. THANKS

James Doligale

Personal Injury

Zanes Law was a terrific legal experience. I first went to a law firm that only wanted me to go to physical therapy and pad the bill, so they could utilize my insurance policy to its capacity. Once I went to Zanes, they were honest, professional and prompt with calls almost once a week. Sometimes I got a call just because we did not have contact for close to two weeks. Some calls were to just ask how I was doing. I also received more money than originally discussed. Great job Zanes Law!!!!! If need be I will use their services again. THANKS

James Doligale

Personal Injury
Zanes Law Practice Area


Car Accident

No one ever expects to be involved in a car accident, suffer an injury, or need to begin looking for a Phoenix car accident attorney.

Zanes Law Practice Area


Wrongful Death

With the help of a Phoenix wrongful death lawyer, you should receive compensation for your losses.

Zanes Law Practice Area


Slip and Fall

When you are hurt in an accident, our Phoenix slip and fall lawyers are only a phone call away.

Zanes Law Practice Area


Motorcycle Accident

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Phoenix understand how dangerous it can be to ride a bike. So much so that we have created safety articles for years.

American-Association-for-Justice Arizona-Trial-Lawyers The-American-Society-of-Legal-Advocates Tuscon-Metro-Chamver Million-Dollar

How a Phoenix Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you receive a TBI diagnosis, you should follow your treatment plan and focus on your improvement. However, if someone else caused your head trauma, you should not wait too long to discuss your legal rights and options with a Phoenix brain injury attorney at Zanes Law Injury Lawyers.

We can:

  • Identify all parties that should be liable for your losses
  • Calculate your past, future, and intangible losses
  • File claims with all necessary insurance companies and negotiate a favorable settlement
  • File a personal injury lawsuit if needed to get the compensation you need

This is not a simple process, and you should remain focused on life after your brain injury. Allow our legal team to handle every step of the legal process for you.

Contact us for a free case evaluation at 866-499-8989. You never pay anything unless we win your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

TBIs can impose lifelong costs, depending on the severity of the injury. In the short term, there are treatment costs, especially when emergency intervention is required. In the long term, the patient may need extensive rehabilitation. According to one survey, the costs of TBIs on a per-patient basis can range between $585,000 to $3 million. This is just the medical treatment part of the injury. Other costs include lost wages and pain and suffering. More severe injuries can cost even more money.

One recent study showed that the lifetime economic costs of TBIs are now nearly $80 billion. This is the overall cost to the economy. People who require hospitalization for their TBI incur most of these costs. These injuries will continue to have an impact on your family for years to come, and you need a Phoenix brain injury lawyer who will fight for every penny that you deserve after your injury.

What Are the Risks of Not Getting Immediate Treatment for a TBI?

The brain does not recover like other organs in the body. When brain cells die because of trauma or bleeding, they may never regenerate. The damage is often permanent. Even if a TBI victim can recover, it is only after extensive rehabilitation and interventions. Inaction after a TBI can only lead to worse damage. For example, doctors may need to perform immediate surgery to relieve pressure on the brain to give a patient a chance at recovery.

When you feel the symptoms of a TBI getting worse, it means the injury itself is becoming more serious. The more time that your doctor loses in treating the injury, the less your chance of full recovery. It is always better to be safe when there has been even a possibility of a brain injury. The worst that happens is that you have wasted some time getting tests.

Can I Work After a TBI?

The chances are that your injury will lessen your ability to productively earn a living after your injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, this can be permanent. Your brain controls practically every single function of your body, so you will be hard-pressed to do the same work that you did before your injury. This affects both physical and non-physical work. For example, office workers may not have the same cognitive function that they did beforehand, nor can they concentrate on their usual tasks.

In fact, people who have suffered a brain injury are at risk of homelessness and other severe economic distress if they cannot get the compensation that they need. In fact, many people who are homeless suffer from some kind of brain injury.

Accordingly, you should count on a serious disruption to your career if you have suffered a TBI, and you may never work again.

Will My TBI Improve Over Time?

Unfortunately, most TBIs will not get better as the years go by. The best hope is that, through surgery and rehabilitation, there is at least some improvement. However, the five-year statistics on TBI patients are not encouraging. Only about a quarter of TBI patients report some improvement at the five-year milestone. Another quarter of patients have reported that their injury has remained about the same. On the flip side, 30 percent of TBI patients will see a deterioration of their condition in this span. 22 percent of TBI patients will not be alive at the five-year mark.

Immediate treatment and medical intervention are the best way to increase your odds of making at least some recovery. When you are negotiating a settlement for your TBI, you should not have overly optimistic expectations of where you may be in the future. Instead, you should plan for the worst and hope for the best.

Can a Family Also Receive Damages if Their Loved One Suffered a TBI?

There are several types of damages that a family can qualify for if their loved one has suffered a TBI:

  • Lost wages -not only can the claim include lost wages that the injured accident victim could have earned, but they can also receive compensation for the money that they miss out of earning when they need to miss work to care for their loved one.
  • Loss of consortium – these are damages for the spouse or partner of the injured accident victim. Their relationship with their spouse or partner has a certain value to them based on physical or emotional intimacy provided to them. When they miss out on that, this can factor into the size of a settlement.
  • Wrongful death damages – if the TBI causes the accident victim to die, the family can receive damages. Not only can they get money for the wages that their loved one would have earned and for the loss of the close relationship, but they can also be paid for the grief that they have suffered after losing their loved one.
What Are Some Ways that Doctors Assess the Severity of a Brain Injury?

The most common way that doctors assign severity to a brain injury is through the use of the Glasgow Coma Scale. This measures the level of responsiveness of the patient to certain behavioral stimuli and measures. Doctors use it at various points in the process. Doctors will often rely on it early to decide the level of intervention that is necessary. Low Glasgow scores indicate the presence of a severe injury.

Here are some signs of a severe brain injury:

  • Not responding to any stimuli
  • Significant swelling on the brain
  • Changes in muscle tone
  • Difficulty with independent functions, such as respiration.

Even though doctors may run tests like the Glasgow Coma Scale early, the full effect of the brain injury may not become apparent until after the early intervention and treatment have run their course. It is very difficult to predict what may happen in future years right after the injury.

What Are Some Effects of a TBI Besides the Physical Ones?

Of course, the physical impacts of a TBI are the most significant ones. Patients may also experience changes to their psyche after a TBI. One of the most common effects of a TBI is depression. The patient may also become irritable and short-tempered in the wake of the injury. Many families of TBI victims report that the person does not have the same personality after the injury. They may be difficult to deal with and unpredictable.

If they were friendly and outgoing after the injury, they can become introverted and withdrawn. They can be far more prone to taking risks, such as drinking and gambling. Accident victims can receive compensation for the anxiety and depression that they feel after an accident. This is part of their pain and suffering.

Do TBIs Affect Children Different from Adults?

Science is still figuring out the answer to this question. On the one hand, the child’s brain is still developing at the time of the TBI, and they may have certain functions and abilities that never quite develop fully after that. On the other hand, time is more on their side after these injuries. Children can undergo training to learn more functions, even after a brain injury. They have more time for rehabilitation. However, they lose cognitive abilities at the exact time when they need them for the full benefits of their education.

How Can I Participate in the Legal Process if I Have a TBI?

If you do not have full brain function, the legal process can be difficult. It is certainly nothing that you should try to do on your own for many reasons. Even under the best of circumstances, it is difficult to deal with insurance companies and the court system to try to get the compensation that you deserve. Hiring a lawyer will allow you to participate in the legal process fully.

You will not need to do anything when you have an experienced attorney on your side. The attorney will handle all of the details, from gathering evidence of the accident to filing the claim with the insurance company. You can worry about your own health while the lawyer does the work of the claim. Your health will not prevent you from fighting for compensation since the lawyer will wage the battle on your behalf. You will not need to negotiate or fight with the insurance company.

Do I Need to Pay Taxes on My TBI Settlement Check?

The IRS has special rules that help personal accident victims. Even though a large part of your settlement check may be for lost wages, you do not need to pay personal income taxes on the proceeds of your injury settlement or jury award. This applies at both the state or federal levels.

The only part of your award that the IRS might tax is if you receive punitive damages (however, these are very rare). This allows you to keep more of your money for yourself and your needs. You should still see an accountant just to make sure you understand the exact tax treatment of your settlement funds.

Is There Anything That I Should Do With My Settlement?

If you are dealing with a traumatic brain injury that may cost you function permanently, you may take the settlement in a lump sum or enter into a structured settlement. The latter option is an annuity that will pay you over time. It will ensure a consistent and steady flow of money into the future.

Your TBI attorney can help you decide which option is better for you. They can then help you structure the settlement to best provide for you, so the money is there when you need it. Families are getting a large amount of money, so they need to be careful not to overspend at first. This is their only chance to get a settlement for their injuries, and they can face tough times ahead if they do not manage the money well.

In general, if you are receiving a large check, you should seek professional financial advice. TBI victims can be impulsive (due to their injury), and a good financial adviser is a must to help you plan.

What if My Traumatic Brain Injury Happened at Work?

If you suffered an injury on the job, you cannot file a lawsuit for your injuries unless there was a third party to blame for your injuries. In Arizona, you generally cannot sue an employer for a work-related injury. Negligence does not come into play for work injuries. However, you do have the legal ability to file a workers’ compensation claim. This will at least pay for your medical expenses and part of your lost wages. You cannot receive non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

The good thing about a workers’ compensation claim is that it does not matter who was at fault for an injury. Even if you suffered an injury due to your own mistake, you can still receive compensation.

If you have filed for workers’ compensation benefits for a TBI, the chances are that you are dealing with a larger claim because you cannot work for quite some time. You may be looking at a settlement for your injury. When that happens, you should have a lawyer negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company.
This is not a process where you can afford for anything to go wrong, given how much you need these benefits. You have the right to file an appeal if you disagree with any actions that the insurance company has taken, and the Phoenix brain injury attorneys at Zanes Law Injury Lawyers can help.

Phoenix Catastrophic Injury Blog Posts:

surviving a dust storm

Infographic: Surviving a dust storm: Do you know what to…

Doug Zanes shares advice on surviving a dust storm. Giant dust storms, popularly called “haboobs,” make for spectacular photos that everyone has seen shared o...

Proposed Auto Insurance Hikes Could Help Injured Drivers

Proposed Auto Insurance Hikes Could Help Injured Drivers

As a Tucson lawmaker proposes raising liability coverage required for motorists, personal injury attorneys at Zanes Law remind drivers to explore all of their options aft...

Need Personal Injury Legal Advice? Listen to Our NEW Podcast by Doug Zanes!

Need Personal Injury Legal Advice? Listen to Our NEW Podcast…

We are excited to announce that we have officially launched the Zanes Law Personal Injury Legal Tips podcast, featuring advice from Zanes Law owner and responsible attorn...