ARIZONA

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Personal Injury
2 Years Except as provided in § 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:

1. For injuries done to the person of another including causes of action for medical malpractice as defined in § 12-561. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-542
Wrongful Death
2 Years Except as provided in § 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:
2. For injuries done to the person of another when death ensues from such injuries, which action shall be considered as accruing at the death of the party injured. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-542
Medical Malpractice
2 Years Except as provided in § 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:
1. For injuries done to the person of another including causes of action for medical malpractice as defined in § 12-561. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-542
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years

Except as provided in § 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:

1. For injuries done to the person of another including causes of action for medical malpractice as defined in § 12-561. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-542

Discovery:

The cause of action accrues when the plaintiff discovers or by the exercise of reasonable diligence should have discovered that he or she has been injured by a particular defendant's negligent conduct. Lawhon v. L.B.J. Institutional Supply, Inc., 765 P. 2d 1003, 1007 (Ct. App. 1988).

Intentional Torts
1 Year
Fraud
3 Years There shall be commenced and prosecuted within three years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:
3. For relief on the ground of fraud or mistake, which cause of action shall not be deemed to have accrued until the discovery by the aggrieved party of the facts constituting the fraud or mistake. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-543

The statute of limitations begins to run when the party discovers or with reasonable diligence could have discovered the fraud. Mister Donut of America, Inc. v. Harris, 723 P. 2d 670, 672 (Ariz. 1986).
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.
Disabilities
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
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Arizona Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.azag.gov/
(602)542-5763
(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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