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March 31, 2020 | Gary Burger

Is There a Cap on Car Accident Claims?

Another driver hit your car, and you accepted an immediate insurance settlement. But, a couple of months later, you realize that your car's damage is worse than you initially thought - can you recover additional damages? Is there a limit to the amount that you can get for a car accident claim?

In this FAQ, we are going to discuss car accident claims, if there's a limit to the amount that you can recover, and if there is a limit, what damages are capped. If you have questions about whether your state has a cap on car accident claims or another question about your case, call our car accident lawyers in St. Louis at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your car accident claim.

Do All States Have Car Accident Damage Caps?

After an accident, it can be challenging to figure out your state's car accident laws. Each state has its own rules, which include everything from how long you have to file a car accident claim, who you can sue in an accident, and the settlement amount you can recover for damages related to the accident. Most states don't have limits on the number of compensatory/economic damages a person can recover, but other damage categories, such as general/non-economic damages, and types of claims, such as medical malpractice, can be subject to a cap. Missouri and Illinois don't currently have caps on economic or non-economic damages in personal injury cases but have caps on medical malpractice non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of affection.

How Do I Find Out If My State Has a Cap on Car Accident Claims?

Before filing a car accident claim, it's crucial to have a solid understanding of your state's car accident laws. While doing a little digging on the internet can give you brief insight into your state's laws, the only way to fully understand your state's car accident laws is to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer. No one knows your state's laws better than an attorney or will have your case's best interests at heart when discussing your claim.

Burger Law provides the highest quality legal representation to car accident victims in Missouri and Illinois. If you were injured in a car accident, and need help answering the question, "Is there a cap on car accident claims?", call or contact our car accident lawyers in St. Louis at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for attorney fees unless we win compensation for your claim.

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