Personal Injury Damages in MissouriThe actual damages that can be recovered differs from one case to the next, depending on the circumstances and the laws of each state. However, there are types of damages that are typically available in a personal injury case, which include: compensatory damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, wrongful death, loss of consortium or companionship and punitive damages.
Topics covered in this report include:

  1. Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages
  2. Types of Damages available in personal injury cases
  3. Shared Fault in Missouri
  4. Missouri’s does not cap personal injury damages

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Wesley Cottrell

Wes Cottrell earned his B.A. from Pittsburg State University in 1981 and his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in 1985. He was admitted to practice law in Kansas in 1986, in Missouri in 1987, in Arkansas in 1989, and Oklahoma in 1993. He is licensed to practice law in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, eastern Arkansas, western Arkansas, and western Missouri. He was Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Crawford County, Kansas from 1987-1989.

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