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Tort law and liability insurance

An intricate relationship

Are liability insurers aware of their own role in developing tort law practices?

Liability insurance encourages courts, in the interest of the victim, to extend the concepts of negligence, causation and damages. But in many cases tort law – full compensation of damage negligently caused by third parties – seems to contradict economic reality. Liability insurers should not hide behind structures hostile to claimants but offer a way out of this dilemma – a process of gradual internalisation of claims cost in combination with social security and private first-party insurance.

Publication Tort Law Liability Insurance - Munich Re

Tort law and liability insurance
An intricate relationship

Knowledge Series
Risk, liability and insurance

Date of publication: 2012
Language: English
Order No.: 302-05171


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Extract from the contents

  • Introduction
  • Liability insurance and tort law
  • Tort law and liability insurance in Europe
  • The influence of insurers upon the system of compensation for personal injury in the UK
  • The view of an American insurance law scholar: Six ways that liability insurance shapes tort law

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