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Title: Determinants of the decision to appeal against motor bodily injury settlements awarded by Spanish trial courts
Author: Santolino, Miguel
Keywords: Accidents de circulació
Assegurances d'automòbils
Víctimes d'accidents de circulació
Assegurances d'accidents
Traffic accidents
Automobile insurance
Traffic accident victims
Accident insurance
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR08/14]
Abstract: Automobile bodily injury disputes represent one of the main causes of litigation faced by Spanish Courts. In this paper a multinomial model is implemented to analyse which factors determine the decision to appeal against the verdicts of trial courts. Use of a dataset of motor insurance claims revealed differences between the determinants of a claimant’s decision to appeal and those of insurers. Among other results it is shown that discrepancies regarding the permanent disability sustained affect the insurer’s decision to appeal. In contrast, the claimant pays more attention to differences in the stated temporary disability. Conclusions are drawn regarding which factors could reduce the percentage of appealed cases.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2008, IR08/14
ISSN: 2014-1254
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