Noneconomic Damages: H.B. 34 (2015)

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Limits the amount of damages recoverable in personal injury actions


Limits the amount of damages recoverable in personal injury actions when the injured person dies before judgment or settlement of causes unrelated to the action.  Provides that in no event shall an award of general damages against a wrongdoer or insurer exceed a specified amount of available liability, uninsured or underinsured motor vehicle coverage.

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