Economic Consequences of Automobile Accident Injuries, Volume 2

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Department of Transportation, Automobile Insurance and Compensation Study, 1970 - Traffic accidents

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Page 28 - All information which would permit identification of the individual will be held strictly confidential, will be used only by persons engaged in and for the purposes of the survey and will not be disclosed or released to others for any other purposes (22 FR 1687).
Page 193 - ... damage to his automobile could not be assessed against the wrongdoer. Such gaps are not mentioned to the respondents in the question which was posed. It also is telling that Question A67 does not include the problem of pain and suffering, although it is part of Question A61 which has similar purpose: On this card you will find a list of various things people have mentioned as reasons for carrying automobile insurance. As I mention each one. would you please tell me whether you think it is a very...
Page 56 - What was the total income of this family during the past 12 months? This includes wages and salaries, net income from business or farm, pensions, dividends, interest, rent...
Page 98 - ... as 18-75 years. The income averages generally come from household surveys conducted with a cross section of the population at a given point in time. Since the average incomes based on these surveys are generally tabulated only for age groups (eg, 35-44 years) rather than for single years of age, it is assumed that the average income for the entire age group applies to each of the single years of age within the group. Perhaps the major shortcoming...
Page 69 - Employee of a private company, business, or individual for wages, salary, or commissions. Government employee (Federal, State, or local). Self-employed in own business, professional practice, or farm. Working without pay in a family business or farm. 20. Place of work : If working last week — What city or town did he work in? Specify whether — "In city limits.
Page 59 - Suppose auto insurance were made similar to fire or hospital insurance. Then, in case of an accident your losses — including damage to your car, hospital or doctor bills, and loss of wages — would be paid by your own insurance company, no matter whether you or the other driver were at fault.
Page 59 - Suppose the second type of insurance— the one which pays no matter who is at fault— costs less than the first type; would you then prefer Type X or Type Y insurance?
Page 198 - The statistical tabulation of responses by the Survey Research Center is inadequate regarding the above two questions. It states that 40 per cent favors no-fault without qualification but that 35 per cent favors fault even if it is more costly.
Page 198 - Respondents were nearly evenly split on one item (perhaps indicating their confusion about the item) : 9. People hurt in a car accident should be paid only for their medical, hospital bills, car repairs, but not for their pain and suffering if this would lower insurance prices.
Page 59 - Depending on the other driver having insurance or assets sufficient to pay you for your losses. Type Y pays for all expenses of the accident (including medical costs and loss of earnings) , nothing for pain and suffering; Requires no need to establish proof that the other driver was at fault and other person has no right to sue you for accident injuries: Payment by your own insurance company; Depending on the limits of your own insurance (not the limits of the other driver's insurance...

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