COMPENSATING AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIMS. A FOLLOW-UP REPORT ON NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE EXPERIENCES

No-fault auto insurance is a form of insurance that provides compensation to virtually all personal-injury victims of motor vehicle accidents. Traditional liability auto insurance provides compensation to victims of motor vehicle accidents only if they can prove that some other person or persons were at fault in causing the motor vehicle accidents in which they were injured. Today, no-fault auto insurance exists only as a part of a "mixed" compensation system, that is, a system that contains both no-fault and traditional insurance. This mix varies in each of the 24 jurisdictions which today have some form and degree of no-fault auto insurance. This study examines the performance of the no-fault systems in these jurisdictions and compares them with each other and with the auto insurance systems in the States that are exclusively traditional. (Author)

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    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-30-84-20, HS-039 579
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM