What Pain and Suffering Damages Can You Claim in Arizona?
Were you injured in Arizona? Despite the beautiful red mountains and endless outdoor activities, you may have a slightly different view of Arizona: one that brings traumatic pain and suffering.
Like most states, Arizona gives you the ability to seek damages for your pain and suffering under what’s called a noneconomic loss. Noneconomic losses are designed to compensate you for nonfinancial injuries, such as disability, anxiety, loss of care, discomfort, and pain.
Understanding the specifics surrounding pain and suffering damages can help you determine if this is the right route for your situation.
What are Common Pain and Suffering Damages?
Pain and suffering damages can take on many different forms, depending on how the pain and suffering was established. Keep in mind that pain and suffering don’t mean just physical pain, but emotional turmoil as well.
The damages associated with a pain and suffering case can vary based on each party’s negligence. For example, let’s say someone’s tire fell off in the middle of the road and you hit it, causing you injury. Even though you were the one that hit the tire, you could file a pain and suffering lawsuit because someone else’s negligence caused your pain and suffering.
Even if an accident was mostly your fault, you could still receive damages based on Arizona’s pure comparative fault rule. However, if you intentionally caused or contributed to the pain and suffering, you are unable to file a lawsuit.
How Do You Claim Pain and Suffering Damages?
Most pain and suffering damage claims are subject to the statutes of limitations, which is two years after the injury occurred.
The good news is that there are no state imposed caps on pain and suffering damages. This is beneficial if the jury decides to award you a large amount. It’s important to note that workers’ compensation claim damages cannot be a part of pain and suffering damages.
Choosing the Right Lawyer
If you’ve experienced pain and suffering, it’s important that you reach out to a qualified attorney immediately. You want to be sure your claim is filed within Arizona’s statute of limitations. Not to mention that the right lawyer can help you maximize your settlement.
At The Z Lawyer, we have the knowledge and expertise you need in an attorney. We work with you to file claims quickly and accurately. Ready to get started? Reach out to a team member today to set up a consultation.