Kansas limits on damages after car accidents have been around for 25 years

Kansas “Tort Reform” is the legislature’s way of limiting the damages that a jury can award in personal injury cases.  Under Kansas law, the total amount recoverable by each party from all defendants for all claims for noneconomic loss shall not exceed a sum total of $250,000.  K.S.A. 60-19a02.  That amount has not been adjusted for inflation in 25 years.  If it was adjusting using historical rates of inflation, it would be approximately $500,000. 

(See http://futureboy.us/fsp/dollar.fsp?quantity=250000&currency=dollars&fromYear=1988)

Whether or not it is fair, it is Kansas law.  The legislature should double it taking inflation into account.

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