Sustaining an injury can lead to significant setbacks in a person’s life. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, there is a good chance you will be able to recover compensation for your losses.
Often, injury victims need to recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. However, personal injury victims may wonder if there are limitations on the amount of money they can recover, particularly for very severe injuries.
A “damage cap” is a law that places limits on the amount of compensation that an injured person can receive through a lawsuit. Various states around the country have established damage caps, though what is covered under these caps varies from place to place.
For example, some states limit the amount of compensation a person can receive for non-economic damages such as emotional distress, while other states only limit compensation in medical malpractice cases.
The Arizona constitution expressly prohibits placing limitations on damages in personal injury lawsuits. This is only one of five states that have constitutional prohibitions on personal injury damage caps.
In Arizona, injury victims who are harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of other individuals, companies, or entities are entitled to recover various types of compensation. In this state, there are three types of damages generally awarded.
Workers’ compensation claims are not civil personal injury claims and, therefore, do not have the same damage cap prohibitions. In this state, injured employees are entitled to lifetime coverage of medical expenses and compensation loss relief, but the total amount of compensation that victims can be awarded is capped by law.
If you or a loved one have sustained a work injury, you need to work with a skilled Phoenix personal injury attorney that practices workers’ compensation cases as soon as possible to ensure that you receive all compensation you are entitled to.
In Arizona, a person can receive compensation for their injuries even if they are partially at fault for the incident. This state follows a “pure comparative negligence” system, which means that a person can recover compensation even if they are up to 99% at fault for the incident. However, the total amount of compensation they are awarded will be reduced based on their percentage of fault.
If you or somebody you love have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, company, or entity, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Torgenson Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf immediately.
We can use our resources to conduct a complete investigation into the case in order to determine liability. At Torgenson Law, our goal is to secure full compensation for your losses so you can focus on being with your family and recovering from your injuries. When you need an Arizona personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 602-600-0492.