Cap on damages awards for pain and suffering from injuries in accidents in Colorado


The Colorado legislature has set a maximum amount that Colorado citizens can be awarded for noneconomic damages in Colorado. C.R.S. 13-21-105. The Legislature defined noneconomic damages as “pain and suffering, inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life” as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. C.R.S. 13-21-105.


The cap as the date of this blog is $468,010.00. If the Court finds justification by clear and convincing to increase the amount, there is an absolute maximum of $936,030.00 for noneconomic (pain and suffering) type damages. The maximum for pain such damages in medical malpractice cases is less. C.R.S. 13-64-302.


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