Arizona has a strong interest in ensuring that its residents are made whole for damages incurred in Arizona. Bryant vs. Silverman 146 Ariz. 41, 47, 703 P.2d 1190, 1196 (1985). For this purpose, the injured plaintiff allows to recover all damages caused by a tortfeasor, including financial and emotional damages. Rawlings v. Apodaca 151 Ariz. 149, 161, 726 P.2d 565, 577 (1986).
Emotional emergency injuries are "essentially subjective" and can be proven with reference to the injuries and observations of an injured party's others. See Carey v. Piphus 435 U.S. Pat. 247, 264 No. 20 (1978); also Johnson v. Hale 13 F.3d 1
Emotional damages are compensatory damages that are recoverable, and no expert opinion is required for a jury to grant these damages.See eg ., Rawlings 151 Ariz. at 161, 726 P.2d at 577; also Larson, 2016 WL 4592184 at * 7.  If a plaintiff can testify that he / she has experienced emotional and mental distress, it is sufficient gt with evidence for a jury to consider awarding damages for this type of damages. But as a practical matter, it is best to secure testimonies also from independent witnesses such as family, friends, schoolteachers and coaches to support claims of emotional and psychological distress.