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New Uninsured Motorist Bill Waives Non Economic Damages For Uninsured Drivers

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Sep 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

It appears that the Missouri Legislature is going to override Governor Nixon's veto of a bill that knocks out the right of an uninsured driver to recover non economic damages if he's involved in a wreck within insured driver.  This waiver will not apply if the insured driver is drunk or stoned.  While 20 per cent of all drivers in Missouri lack liability insurance, this new law may compel some drivers to buck up and get coverage. 

Now Missouri needs to raise the minimum liability from $25,000 to $100,000.  Minimum coverage is meaningless because a small wreck can swallow up the limits before you say boo.

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Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...

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