I was in a wreck with an uninsured driver. My medical bills were about $5,000. My insurance company paid $4500 of the hospital and doctor bills under my PIP provision.
Since the other driver is uninsured, can I collect under my uninsured provision for a) the rest of the medical bills 2) lost wages and 3) pain and suffering?
There is a PIP lost wages cap of $800/month, does this apply to uninsured coverage?
It the limit on pain and suffering and past / future medical the $25,000 liability limit?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Under Kansas law you can collect from your own carrier for your damages caused by an uninsured driver. Your damages are your medical bills past and future, lost wages past and future, and non economic damages, past and future. Non-economic damages includes pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life and other intangible losses.
The PIP cap does not apply to uninsureed coverage. There is no limit on medical and lost wages. The limit on pain & suffering is now $250,000 but this issue is on appeal in the Kansas Supreme Court.
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