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Attorney Doug Zanes Says Accidents Like Actor Tracy Morgan’s Are Common
Zanes spoke about how long term injuries like the one Morgan suffered are not uncommon.
Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair 62, of Peekskill, was killed and two other men were seriously injured. The bus was struck by a Wal-Mart truck.
Morgan, a former “Saturday Night Live” actor, relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again.
Zanes says. “When you suffer a great injury, everything changes. Your personality changes. Your ability to take care of yourself changes. If you’re young, like Morgan and many of our clients are, your ability to develop and grow up, to be functional and do the things most of us take for granted changes.”
According to Zanes this is the guiding purpose of his firm.
Zanes explained, “I’m no different than any of our clients in that I want to know that my family will always be taken care of. That’s what drives me – that as long as I get out of bed every day and do what needs to be done, my family is taken care of. I love the fact that I get to help many other people do the same thing for their family at one of the worst times in their lives.”
Raised in Douglas, Arizona, Doug completed college at Arizona State University and graduated from law school from St. Mary’s University in Texas.
Doug began practicing law in Phoenix in 1997, and has been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.
Membership is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million. Less than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers are members. In 2003, Doug started Zanes Law with his wife, Claudia, in Tucson, Arizona. Claudia, who is not a lawyer, brings marketing and business expertise that allows Doug to focus on representing the firm’s clients to the highest legal standards.
Since 2003, Zanes Law has represented thousands and recovered tens of millions of dollars. As injuries become more complex, Doug and his team constantly upgrade knowledge in issues such as truck and motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, catastrophic injury accidents, traumatic brain injury and wrongful death.