In November, 2011, the Oklahoma legislature passed a statute (Title 47 O.S. §47-116), which provided that if a person is injured in a car accident due to another person’s negligence, and the injured party did not have liability insurance, then the injured person cannot recover damages for pain and suffering in court . The statute was commonly referred to as the “No Pay, No Play” law.
On December 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma unanimously ruled that the statute is an unconstitutional “special law”, which is prohibited by the Oklahoma Constitution. (Montgomery v. Potter, 2014 OK 118)