Uninsured drivers could not collect noneconomic damages under Mo. bill

09/3/2013 | Insurance Journal

Under a bill vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, uninsured motorists would be unable to receive noneconomic damages if they were involved in a crash in which an insured driver was at fault. Lawmakers may try to override the veto, said House Speaker Tim Jones. The measure would encourage motorists to meet the state's auto insurance requirement, said Calvin Call of the Missouri Insurance Coalition. "Society and the Legislature has put in a mandatory financial responsibility law, and if we’re going to have a law, then those who violate the law should take on some personal responsibility and forfeit some rights," Call said.

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