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Damage Limitation Statutes Increased Effective January 1, 2020

The Secretary of State has adjusted limitations on damages for all claims for relief that accrue on or after January 1, 2020 as follows: 

  • For non-economic damages under C.R.S. § 13-21-102.5(3)(a), the adjusted limitation amount is $613,760.00, which may be increased by the Court upon clear and convincing evidence to a maximum of $1,227,530.00.
  • For damages under the wrongful death statute, C.R.S. § 13-21-203(1), the adjusted limitation is $571,870.00.
  • For damages under the solatium statute, C.R.S. § 13-21-203.5, the adjusted amount is $114,370.00.
  • For damages accruing under the dram shop statute, C.R.S. § 44-3-801, the adjusted limitation is $368,260.00.

For claims for relief that accrue on or after January 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2020, the following limitations apply: 

  • For non-economic damages under C.R.S. § 13-21-102.5(3)(a), the adjusted limitation amount is $468,010.00, which may be increased by the Court upon clear and convincing evidence to a maximum of $936,030.00.
  • For damages under the wrongful death statute, C.R.S. § 13-21-203(1), the adjusted limitation is $436,070.00.
  • For damages under the solatium statute, C.R.S. § 13-21-203.5, the adjusted amount is $87,210.00.
  • For damages accruing under the dram shop statute, C.R.S. § 44-3-801, the adjusted limitation is $280,810.00.

Damage Limitation 01-01-2020.pdf

Please feel free to call or send a note if you have any questions or would like to discuss this matter.  We are glad to assist.  We can be reached at: 

Phone: (303) 296-2828
Fax:     (303) 296-3131
Email:  nklann@wsteele.com
Email:  mdaugherty@wsteele.com

Nick B. Klann,
Of Counsel

Michael J. Daugherty, Shareholder