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25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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

99% WIN RATE

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

NO UPFRONT FEES

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 alittle 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

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Nursing Homes’ “Duty Of Care” Is Key To Claiming Wrongdoing

Any time you file a personal injury claim, complaint, or lawsuit, you are required to establish the defendant’s liability, a legal concept that is based on proof of the defendant’s negligence.

First, you must establish that the defendant had a duty of care to the plaintiff. This means that the defendant was responsible for taking reasonable measures to keep the plaintiff safe and free from harm.

Nursing home facilities have a duty of care to keep their residents safe from all dangers—including those associated with wandering and eloping.

Nursing Homes’ Failure To Prevent Wandering/Elopement Is A “Breach Of Duty”

Many reasonable actions can be taken to keep older adults safe from the dangers of wandering and eloping. For example:

  • Federal regulations require that nursing homes that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid conduct thorough, accurate assessments of residents’ needs and conditions within 14 days following their admission to the facility.
  • Residents should be reevaluated and with a minimum frequency of every three months.
  • An indication of high-risk residents should be readily visible on their charts.
  • Nursing homes must train staff to step in and reduce the risk of wandering in an appropriate manner.
  • All nursing home staff and visitors should be familiarized with the facility’s policies and procedures for wanderers.
  • Facilities need to develop and implement plans to manage an elopement crisis, including search procedures and having recent photos on file for every resident.

When a nursing home fails to implement or execute such procedures, and a resident wanders/elopes, the nursing home has breached its duty of care. Therefore, if the resident sustains injuries in the process, the nursing home is liable for damages.

Proving That The Nursing Home’s Breach Caused Injury

Our legal team will investigate your loved one’s case of wandering or elopement, gathering evidence from witness testimonies, photos, medical records, surveillance videos, facility safety records, among other sources.

We will use this evidence to prove that your loved one’s injuries resulted from the nursing home’s negligence to prevent the wandering or elopement.

Calculating Damages That Your Loved One Suffered

Zanes Law’s wandering and elopement lawyers in Phoenix, AZ will develop a comprehensive list of damages that resulted from the nursing home’s negligence.

Types of damages you might see on this list include:

  • Surgeon/Doctor fees
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Hospitalization
  • Physical therapy
  • Relocation to another facility
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

We will present the list to the nursing home’s insurance carrier, along with the costs associated with each item, and a total amount we are demanding to be paid.

If the insurer does not agree to a fair settlement, our legal team will file a lawsuit against the nursing home in civil court, on your behalf.

Zanes Law Will Champion Your Right For Compensation

The legal team at Zanes Law feels passionately about protecting nursing home residents from abuse and neglect.

Our firm will fight for your loved one’s rights to live in a safe environment. Call us today at 866-499-8989  for a free, no-obligation case review. We will do everything from A to Z to make things right for you and your loved one.

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