THE SOCIAL SERVICE INSURANCE DILEMMA: PROBLEMS, ANALYSIS AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS

The report investigates insurance as a major barrier to the efficient operation of transportation programs for social service agencies, charitable institutions and volunteers. Although agencies complain of high cost, unwillingness of insurance companies to write insurance, restrictions and cancellations, these are merely symptoms of the real problems, which are institutional in nature. The central institutional issue is the general overturning of guest statutes, charitable immunity and governmental immunity as legal defenses by the courts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Davis, FWJ
    • Burkhalter II, D A
    • Dotterweich, W W
    • Cleary, T
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TC-78-011 Final Rpt., DOT/RSPA/DPB/50-7820
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70073
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM