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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.

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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

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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

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What Can You Receive in a Claim Against a Reckless Driver?

In many cases, serious injuries can result from reckless driving accidents. If you are the victim, you may be able to file a claim and receive compensation for damages

Some accidents will require you to miss work and wages or pay large amounts of money for medical bills. If a successful claim is filed, you will be able to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

But can you sue a reckless driver for punitive damages? Punitive damages are very rarely compensated because they require the responsible party to pay for their actions instead of paying for the costs that the victim needs to endure. 

In Arizona, there is no maximum that one could pay for punitive damages, and can sometimes be done. All you have to do is present evidence that the negligent driver acted with malicious motives or intentions. 

What Is the Difference Between Negligent Driving and Reckless Driving?

Generally, reckless drivers knowingly engage in unsafe driving behaviors. On the other hand, negligent driving is not always intentional. However, just because a driver did not mean to act negligently while on the road does not mean they cannot be the cause or hold the blame for an accident if one occurs. 

Negligent driving includes:

  • Failing to use a turn signal
  • Not yielding to those who have the right of way
  • Falling asleep while behind the wheel
  • Adjusting the radio or becoming quickly distracted

A reckless driving accident lawyer in Tucson can investigate the circumstances of your case to determine whether the at-fault driver was acting negligently or recklessly.

Does the Difference Affect Compensation for Your Claim?

In some cases, compensation might differ. But generally, the payment you receive for each of these claims is similar. However, if a driver has operated recklessly, they could also be required to pay punitive damages. 

These damages are rarely awarded. But if they are, you and your attorney must prove evidence of total fault, and intentional actions should be shown. Punitive damages will then be paid to you on top of all other compensation you would be entitled to. 

Who to Hold Liable for Reckless Driving Accidents

The drivers on today’s roads aren’t always operating privately-owned vehicles. You’re as likely to get into an accident with a rideshare driver or someone in a company car as you are a private citizen. With that in mind, who can you hold accountable for your losses in a reckless driving accident?

To establish liability, you first need to determine the duty of care. When you get into an accident with a rideshare driver, for example, that driver’s company owes you a duty. In turn, you’ll need to bring a legal complaint against the company as opposed to the driver that hit you.

If you’re in an accident with complicated liability, our team can establish a duty of care for you. A reckless driving accident attorney in Tucson can look at the evidence relating to your losses and ensure that your complaint is addressed to the proper party.

Holding Someone Accountable for Reckless Driving Expenses

A civil complaint will not rush or add to the criminal consequences that a person faces for reckless driving. Instead, civil complaints allow you to request compensation in addition to what you may have received from an insurance provider. This financial support can help you overcome the cost of medical care or vehicle repairs.

To bring a civil complaint to a judge’s attention, you first need to submit documentation of your accident to a county clerk. A clerk will then consider your case and determine whether or not to bring it forward. 

Arizona courts notify you of your case’s acceptance or rejection, regardless of their decision. In turn, you’ll know when you have the grounds to summon an allegedly-liable party for talks.

Elaborating on Your Reckless Driving Accident Losses

Car accidents tend to be rich in property damage. There’s a chance you may need to invest in significant car repairs after a reckless driving collision. You may even need to rent a temporary vehicle while yours is in the shop. 

The good news is that both of these expenses can make their way into your civil complaint, as can others relating to your lost personal property.

You also retain the right to request compensation for any physical injuries you suffered during a reckless driving accident. The losses that may be more difficult to quantify are your non-economic ones. Conditions like PTSD and emotional trauma are as important to address as physical injuries.

To hold another person accountable for your non-economic losses, a Tucson reckless driving accident attorney can refer to court precedent established throughout Arizona. We can then include losses like PTSD in your complaint by referencing the dollar amount awarded to people who endured injuries similar to yours.

File Your Reckless Driving Claim Within Two Years of Your Accident

Arizona’s statute of limitations on reckless driving suits helps keep the state’s court cases current. You need to pay attention to your applicable deadline if you want to pursue compensation for a reckless driving accident.

A.R.S. § 12-542 lets you take two years from the day of your accident to file a claim. If you’re working with an attorney, you can begin gathering evidence of liability on the same day your accident occurs. We help you stay on top of your deadlines while you focus on recovering.

Our Team Prepares You for Negotiations and Trials

So, you’ve filed your reckless driving complaint. What kind of legal action should you prepare for? If a court approves your complaint, you have the right to summon an allegedly-liable party to either negotiations or a formal trial. 

Negotiations can win you compensation on a faster timescale, but trials can add punitive damages to your financial support.

Our reckless driving accident lawyers in Tucson are prepared to contend with both negotiations and trials. If you’d like to host preliminary conversations with an allegedly-liable party, we can help you issue a summons and communicate with the defendant. If the time comes to transition into a trial, we’ll make sure the right documents make it to court.

You can discuss what results you want from your complaint during an initial case consultation. Our team does more than fight for your financial support, after all. We’re here to advocate for you.

Overcome Your Post-Accident Bills With Zanes Law Injury Lawyers

Reckless driving is a costly endeavor. A perpetrator won’t pay the consequences unless you bring your case forward. You don’t have to be intimidated by the legal process. Let our Tucson reckless driving accident lawyers at Zanes Law Injury Lawyers help you file.

We can discuss your case’s possible compensation during an initial case consultation. Contact us over the phone or through our website to schedule a session. The sooner we sit down and talk, the sooner you can fight for the financial support you deserve.

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