State Law Limits Damages Victims Receive in Settlement

Published by RP Legal Group
January 6, 2015

Columbia, SC (WLTX) –

Attorney Robert Rikard says that amount is because of a $300,000 state cap against state employees.

“It’s a great instance to highlight those caps effect the most serious cases. They don’t effect the frivolous cases because nobody gets this kind of money in frivolous cases,” said Rikard. “They affect the serious cases where someone really is hurt or harmed really badly, but they’re limited to what the legislature says is a damages cap and you can never get above that.”