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Comparative Fault in Arizona

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

In Arizona, comparative fault is a legal doctrine that apportions fault and damages in personal injury cases. It allows a court to assign a percentage of fault to each party involved in an accident or incident, and to award damages accordingly.

Under Arizona's comparative fault law, if you are injured in an accident and you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, the amount of damages you can recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributed to you. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in damages, but the court finds that you are 25% at fault for the accident, your damages will be reduced by $25,000, and you will only be able to recover $75,000.

Comparative fault is used to determine liability and damages in cases where multiple parties are involved in an accident or incident and are each partially at fault. It is meant to apportion fault and damages fairly, taking into account the actions and responsibilities of each party.

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Dev Sethi

Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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