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Published: 04 January 1996

464 Pages | tables, 2 linecuts

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195087970

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Exploring the Domain of Accident Law

Taking the Facts Seriously

Don DeWees, David Duff, and Michael Trebilcock

This book reviews the existing empirical evidence on the efficacy of the tort system and alternatives to it. The evidence is evaluated against three normative goals: deterrence, corrective justice, and distributive justice. Empirical evidence relating to five major categories of accidents is reviewed: automobile accidents, medical malpractice; product-related accidents; environmental injuries; and workplace injuries. In each case, the study proceeds by reviewing the empirical evidence on the deterrence and compensatory properties of the tort system and then reviews parallel bodies of evidence on regulatory or penal alternatives and compensatory alternatives to the tort system.

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