Currently in Pennsylvania, there is a cap on the amount of monetary damages the state and municipal organizations (cities and towns) can pay in a personal injury lawsuit.  If you are injured due to the negligence of the state or its employees, the state will not be required to compensate you more than $250,000 per claim, regardless of the scope and extent of your injuries.  Likewise, if you are injured due to the negligence of a municipality or its employees, the municipality will not be required to pay you more than $500,000, regardless of the scope and extent of your injuries.  Currently before the state Supreme Court is a challenge to that law.  Ashley Zauflik lost her leg when she was run over by a school bus owned by the Pennsbury School District.  While a jury awarded Ashley damages in the amount of $14 million, the Court reduced the award to $500,000 in accordance with the statutory cap.  Ashley and her attorneys have appealed that decision arguing, among other things, that the damages cap is unconstitutional.  A decision from the Court is expected later this year.