Injuries in Auto Accidents: An Analysis of Auto Insurance Claims

Tuesday, June 1, 1999
This study of over 87,000 auto injury claims examines: types, variety, and severity of injuries; treatment of injuries; economic losses and insurance payments; attorney representation; and economic impact of attorney representation and its effect on timeliness of settlement. Injuries in Auto Accidents contains 90 tables, graphs, and charts that together with the text clearly depict the findings of this investigation. In addition, there are 38 supplementary tables in an accompanying appendix. This study contains comparative findings from similar studies conducted in 1992, 1987, and 1977, presenting a 20-year window of data. Also available: 1992 closed claim study Auto Injuries: Claiming Behavior and Its Impact on Insurance Costs, September 1994, 126 pages; 1987 close claimed and consumer panel study, Compensation for Automobile Injuries in the United States, March 1989, 187 pages; and closed claim study, Automobile Injuries and Their Compensation in the United States, March 1979, 254 pages plus 409 pages of tables in Vol. II.

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