|Article 1||General Provisions||12-561 – 12-573|
|Article 2||Periodic Payments||12-581 – 12-594|
Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 5.1
- Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
- Associate director: means the associate director of the division. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
- Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
- Bodily injury: means bodily harm, sickness, disease or emotional or mental distress, including death resulting from any of these conditions at any time, sustained by a person. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Claimant: means a person suffering bodily injury, a person claiming on behalf of or as a result of bodily injury to another person, the representative of the estate of a deceased person or a beneficiary of a wrongful death action. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Costs of health care: means medical, custodial, rehabilitative and related expenses. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
- Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
- Economic loss: means pecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Future damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which accrues after trial of a claim under this article. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
- Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
- Licensed health care provider: means both:
(a) A person, corporation or institution licensed or certified by the state to provide health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services and includes the officers, employees and agents thereof working under the supervision of such person, corporation or institution in providing such health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services. See Arizona Laws 12-561
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Noneconomic loss: means nonpecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable but does not include punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Past damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which have accrued before a claim is tried under this article, including punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Qualified insurer: means an insurer, self-insurer, plan or arrangement approved by the director of the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 12-581
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.