Understanding Injury Law in Arizona
Arizona injury laws indicate that if you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another person, that person is responsible to pay compensation. This compensation covers the costs of the damage you may have suffered, medical bills, property replacement costs and more. Information about Arizona injury laws will help clarify many of the details involved.
Arizona injury law stipulates that in order to be able to litigate for personal injury liability, the following conditions must be met:
- The person who caused you personal injury had a responsibility to prevent you from getting that injury. All people have the obligation to behave reasonably carefully such that their actions don't hurt another.
- That person failed to fulfill that responsibility.
- Because of that failure, you were injured
Sharing Responsibility for Negligence
Understanding injury law in Arizona will help us comprehend the concept of comparative negligence. Injury law stipulates that there may be more than one responsible party who is considered negligent in your personal injury case. Litigation will determine the proportion of comparative negligence.
Compensation will be determined in proportion to this responsibility.
If in Arizona an accident was caused by two parties, Arizona injury law will assess the responsibility of each party, and those parties will share responsibility proportionally.
However, Arizona injury law likewise indicates that if you were negligent and got injured, you share responsibility for the injury proportionally. You can recover for part of your injuries even if the other party was less culpable/negligent than you. You can partially recover from the other party even if you are 90% at fault.
Factors That Determine the Worth Of The Claim
When we learn about injury law, we recognize that different factors determine the worth of a personal injury claim. According to Arizona injury laws, the following factors are all evaluated and counted in to the determination of the worth of the claim.
- Property damage
- Physical disfigurement
- Physical disabilities
- The medical expenses caused by the injury, whether currently or in the future
- Wages lost due to having to miss work, including time spent going to doctors or therapists
- Fees you need to pay to get others to assist you in household tasks you can no longer do by yourself
- Emotional disabilities such as anxiety, depression and more that are consequences of the injury
- Changes in future earning ability
- Additional expenses resulting from the injury
Arizona injury laws indicate that personal injury resulting from a defective product is cause for personal injury litigation. To be considered product liability under Arizona injury laws, the following must be proven:
- The product that caused injury was not in satisfactory condition for the use it was supposed to have
- The condition of the product caused injury
- The injury you suffered was a direct result of the faultiness of the product
Statute of Limitations
Injury laws in Arizona stipulate that there is a limit to the time following your personal injury during which you can file a personal injury lawsuit. If an injury occurred in Arizona, Arizona law varies with regard to the Statute of Limitations. In cases involving a governmental entity, the time to file a claim could be as short as 180 days. In other cases, it could be as long a two years."
Your Arizona Personal Injury Attorneys
To gain a complete understanding of Arizona injury laws, as well as detailed evaluation of your potential personal injury case, contact the Arizona injury lawyers of Cruz and Associates at 480-305-5236.