The RAND Institute for Civil Justice held a workshop titled "Rethinking Insurance and Liability in the Transformative Age of Autonomous Vehicles," which examined the implications of autonomous vehicle technology for insurance and liability regimes. This conference proceeding summarizes key issues from the event and presents recommendations for future research.
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Medical Care Provided to California's Injured Workers: Monitoring System Performance Using Administrative Data 2018
This report provides a framework for understanding changes in medical spending levels and provides the results from RAND's analysis of Workers' Compensation Information System data for 2007–2012. It establishes a baseline that can be used in a future study to evaluate the impact of the Senate Bill 863 provisions.
Examines the roles of moral hazard and increased liquidity in explaining the relationship between Workers' Compensation benefit levels and injury duration.
The New York courts have collected a wealth of data on contingent fee litigation. This Article aims to provide a preliminary analysis of the data in the closing statements.
This article attempts to contribute to the empirical and theoretical literature on litigation, settlement, and selection by analyzing New York litigation "closing statements".
Proposes a bounds approach to address the problem of selection with litigation data.
Physician Reporting Requirements for Injured Workers in California: A Review of Reporting Processes and Payment Policies 2017
This report assesses California workers' compensation–required reports — including the structure and content, level of effort, and allowances — and compares the elements and processes with other systems to inform potential improvements and further refinements to California's reporting requirements and policies. The report should be of general interest to stakeholders in California's workers' compensation (WC) system and in other WC programs.
Laws limiting malpractice payments may lower state health care expenditures by between 3-4%.
Examines the effect of health insurance coverage expansions on auto liability claims and costs.
In a consumer society, the procedures for providing compensation to many claimants are very important, especially as litigation becomes more public due to 24/7 news and the Internet. During this May 19, 2017, conference, participants explored issues that affect compensation speed, efficiency, and fairness. These conference proceedings explore stakeholder observations on the changing roles of regulators, the impact of liens, and claim aggregation.