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The Resource The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue, David M. Engel

The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue, David M. Engel

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The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue
Title
The myth of the litigious society
Title remainder
why we don't sue
Statement of responsibility
David M. Engel
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 experience serious injuries, they don't respond as rational actors. Trauma and pain disrupt their thoughts, and potential claims are discouraged by negative stereotypes that pervade American television and popular culture. (Think Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad, who keeps a box of neck braces in his office to help clients exaggerate their injuries.) Cultural norms make preventable injuries appear inevitable—or the victim's fault. We're taught to accept setbacks stoically and not blame someone else. But this tendency to "lump it" doesn't just hurt the victims; it hurts us all. As politicians continue to push reforms that miss the real problem, we risk losing these claims as a way to quickly identify unsafe products and practices. Because injuries disproportionately fall on people with fewer resources, the existing framework creates a social underclass whose needs must be met by government programs all citizens shoulder while shielding those who cause the harm. It's time for America to have a more responsible, blame-free discussion about injuries and the law. With The Myth of the Litigious Society, Engel takes readers clearly and powerfully through what we really know about injury victims and concludes with recommendations for how we might improve the situation." Book jacket
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ICU/DLC
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Engel, David M
Dewey number
346.7303
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1251
LC item number
.E54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago series in law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Personal injuries
  • Personal injuries
  • Accident victims
  • Torts
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue, David M. Engel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn934279936
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780226305042
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016000009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226305042
  • (OCoLC)934279936
Label
The myth of the litigious society : why we don't sue, David M. Engel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn934279936
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780226305042
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016000009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226305042
  • (OCoLC)934279936

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