If you have been in an auto collision caused by the fault of the other driver, you have the right to pursue a claim/lawsuit for all of your damages. These damages include economic (lost wages and medical bills) as well as noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, disability, mental anguish, and disfigurement. However, that may not be true in Kansas. In another attack on victims of negligent driving, the Kansas Legislature enacted a statute (KSA 40-3130) limiting the victim’s ability to collect full compensation for their injuries. This statute prohibits anyone who does not have “no fault” insurance from being able to collect noneconomic damages. If the victim does not have this insurance they are only able to collect their medical bills and lost wages from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto collision and would like more information about a personal injury claim, you can request a free copy of Mike’s book, Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking here or you can request a free consultation by calling Mike at 913-789-7477.