The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue /

"With this book, David M. Engel demolishes the myth that America is a litigious society. The sobering reality is that the vast majority of injury victims more than nine out of ten rely on their own resources, family and friends, and government programs to cover their losses. When real people ex...

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Main Author: Engel, David M.
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Series:Chicago series in law and society
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Table of Contents:
  • The case of the missing plaintiff
  • Like it or lump it?
  • How real people experience injuries
  • You think with your body?
  • Theories, models, dogs, and fleas
  • Causation, cognition, and injury
  • The physical environment of injuries
  • The social and cultural environment of injuries
  • The influence of others and the decision to lump
  • Conclusion