Determinants of the decision to appeal against motor bodily injury settlements awarded by Spanish trial courts
AbstractAutomobile 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200814.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
Date of revision: Oct 2008
Traffic accidents; litigation; legislative compensation system; multinomial logit.;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-11-04 (All new papers)
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