Arizona has a strong interest in ensuring its residents are made whole for injuries sustained while in Arizona. Bryant v. Silverman, 146 Ariz. 41, 47, 703 P.2d 1190, 1196 (1985). Toward that end, it allows for injured plaintiffs to recover all damages caused by a tortfeasor, including economic and emotional damages. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 161, 726 P.2d 565, 577 (1986).
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Existing Arizona law allows recovery of emotional distress and mental anguish damages in cases of property damage. The Arizona Court of Appeals has already ruled in at least two different cases that when a person sustains loss to property, that person may recover emotional distress damages even if the tortfeasor did not intentionally cause the distress, and even though the distress is not severe. Farr v. Transamerica Occidental Life Ins. Co., 145 Ariz. 1, 7, 699 P.2d 376, 382 (App. 1984).
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