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Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years from date of death.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years SOR: 12 years after product first sold for use or consumption unless cause of action is based on negligence of manufacturer or seller or breach of express warranty provided by manufacturer or seller.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
3 Years from discovery for relief on ground of fraud or mistake.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
180 days to file Notice of Claims. 1 year SOL. Sovereign immunity still applies but has been modified in certain situations by statute.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury (or fraud) is, or should have been discovered.
Comparative Negligence
Pure comparative negligence rule adopted except defendant is not liable where plaintiff is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and is at least 50% responsible.
Charitable Immunity
has been abolished.
SOL does not run until disability removed. For infant, SOL does not run until 18th birthday. 1 year maximum for death but 4 months automatically.
Punitive Damages
Never against public entity or employee.

Permitted if plaintiff proves that defendant was guided by an evil mind; spiteful motives; outrageous, oppressive, or intolerable conduct.

Compensatory Damages
Future damages arising from medical malpractice action are payable in periodic installments or discounted to present value.
No-Fault Insurance
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Arizona Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
(602)542-5025 (Phoenix)
(602)542-4085 (Fax)
(800)352-8431 (toll-free in Arizona)
(520)628-6504 (Tucson)
(520)628-6530 (Fax)


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