New Law Limits Uninsured Driver’s Right To Sue

A new law has been passed by the local government of Missouri which limits the right of any “uninsured” driver to sue anyone. This new initiative came after a great rattle and tension between Gov. Jay Nixon and law makers because of the fact that Gov. Nixon argued that the new bill will create confusion and it was “too vague” about its concerned parties. Gov. veto of House Bill 339 .

The latest law,which has been regarded as a good news for many people in the area, is basically to override the Veto of Missouri's HB 339. Missouri's HB 339 restrained any uninsured motorist from suing any one in case of economic loss, detrimental consequences in case of any car accident. The bill to override the Veto for this law is vague and exempts a very few individuals with clear cut explanations. For example, the passengers who are travelling in the vehicle driven by any uninsured driver will not be held applicable entities for this law.

The new law has been praised by many people and criticized by others. One of the primary concerns over this new law is the hefty financial burden that will put pressure on already crunched masses. There is already a law which depletes the freedom of using any vehicle on the highway without any insurance and puts the culprit accountable in terms of monetary assets. The new law will compel the general people to stop driving even in the local premises of the state. Missouri car accident lawyer associations told the media that the new legal bill has many potential problems that will lead to serious and complex problems in future and the government will have to work with more dedication and minute details of the future consequences must be taken into consideration.

According to American insurance organization and a senior Missouri car accident attorney service providers, similar laws have been in place in ten other states and the results are up to the mark up till now. But many people are expressing concern because of the pronounced factor of unease to claim the economic charges in case of any accidents. Due to the new law, anyone having uninsured status will not be able to even hire an attorney to claim the pay back in case of any accident.

St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers

The new law has many positive and negative aspects which will emerge after a certain amount of time. There are always provisons of amendments and local Missouri car accident lawyer organizations showed complete willingness to help the government in this case. If you have been involved in a car accident recently and are unsure about how new laws could apply to you, contact a local car accident attorney.


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Jon January 17, 2014 at 09:14 AM
How is this constitutional? Doesn't it deprive people of equal protection under the law? Wouldn't it be smarter to leave people's rights intact, and in stead develop a means to enforce the requirement that vehicles on the road have liability insurance? There are a number of ways to do this. It would be relatively easy to have insurance providers interface liability coverage data with the state's database of registered vehicles. With this information we could build a system to ensure compliance. Also, you'd think that all those traffic cameras that catch people running lights could also check license plates to insure cars are registered and insured, and issue tickets autimatically to those who are driving vehicles that are uninsured or not currently registered.


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