Have US Legislatures Fully Considered Causal Factors in Assigning Liability for Inherent Risk Accidents

  title={Have US Legislatures Fully Considered Causal Factors in Assigning Liability for Inherent Risk Accidents},
  author={Terence J. Centner},
  journal={Journal of Law and Governance},
  • T. Centner
  • Published 3 September 2014
  • Business
  • Journal of Law and Governance
The public’s dissatisfaction with American tort rules has led US state legislatures to enact more than 120 statutes for assigning liability for accident losses. Many of these statutes address the liability of accidents involving inherent risks of activities where neither the activity provider nor injured participant was negligent. Due to business complaints about high insurance costs, legislatures decided that participants ought to bear the costs arising from inherent risk accidents. Yet… 
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