U.M.V.A.R.A.: KEY TO REFORM OF ACCIDENT REPARATIONS

THE UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPARATIONS ACT PRE- SENTS THE BEST LEGISLATIVE VEHICLE TO EFFECT REFORM OF THE TORT SYSTEM AT THE STATE LEVEL. UNLIKE MANY RECENT LEGISLA- LATIVE PROPOSALS, IT IS NOT DIRECTED JUST AT DEFINING FIRST- PARTY BENEFITS AND RESTRICTIONS ON TORT LIABILITY. IT DEALS WITH THE MANY COMPLICATED ISSUES THAT ARISE IN A CHANGEOVER FROM A THIRD-PARTY ADVERSARY SYSTEM TO A FIRST PARTY INSU- RANCE SYSTEM. ITS FATE IN STATE LEGISLATURES UNDOUBTEDLY WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE REFORM OF THE SYSTEM WILL BE ACCOM- PLISHED BY THE STATES OR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. INACTION AT THE STATE LEVEL OR WIDELY VARYING REFORM LEGISLATION CAN ONLY STRENGTHEN THE CASE FOR CONGRESSIONAL REFORM. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Bar Association

    1800 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Bombaugh, R L
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00238964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2003 12:00AM