Understanding Arizona’s Comparative Fault Law Car Accident Cases

Written by: Michael Wade, February 24, 2022

In the United States, each state is able to set its own rules regarding laws and regulations.

Car accidents are one of the most common personal injury cases and how you are awarded compensation and the rules regarding negligence and the damages an individual is able to recover – or at least try to recover – you are at the mercy of the state’s laws. While other personal injury matters can also be subject to these negligence laws, we will focus on how they function in the aftermath of a car accident in this article.

In Arizona, if you have been injured because of another person’s negligent or intentional behavior, you may be able to recover damages from the other person.  In order to recover compensation for your injuries under the doctrine of negligence, you must prove that someone else was at fault in causing your injury and that this person was responsible for your injury. If you are successful in doing this, then the court will assign a percentage of responsibility for your injuries to each party.

Comparative fault is used to calculate the amount of damages that a plaintiff is entitled to after an injury. It is important to note that comparative fault does not determine whether or not you are liable for your injuries; rather, it determines how much you will be compensated for those injuries. The doctrine of negligence is based on the idea that people should take care of their own safety and welfare. If someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior causes you injury, then there may be grounds for a lawsuit against the other person.

A court will use a percentage system called “comparative fault” If you are involved in an accident in Arizona, contact a reputable personal injury law firm to learn more about your legal rights and options. Many people do not understand the laws that protect them when they’re injured by another person’s negligence. If you’ve been injured, you should know what you’re entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, we highly recommend you speak with one of our highly rated attorneys to review your case.

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