Transit Tort Liability
Date published: May 12, 2006
Survey consists of information and opinions from 39 transit professionals regarding transit tort liability. Topics/questions include:
- Has your organization been involved in tort liability lawsuits related to the provision of transit service of the past five years?
- How many tort liability lawsuits has your organization been involved in over the past 5 years?
- What percentage of your tort law suits required a settlement cost by your organization?
- Please give an estimate of the average settlement cost for these tort law suits that required a payment.
- What do you estimate is the average cost do defend a tort liability law suit? (Please assume a value for professional time involved)
- In your opinion, how has the number of tort law suits against your type of organization changed over the past 3 years?
- Please name the three areas/aspects of your organization where you feel you organization is most vulnerable to tort law suits related to the provision of transit service.
- In your opinion, how have the settlements (in dollars, per lawsuit) of tort liability lawsuits against your type of organization changed over the past three years?
- Do you have a risk management program in your organization?
- Does your jurisdiction have a limit on the amount of liability of public agencies?
- Is your organization self-insured?
- Does your organization have its own counsel or do you contract out?
- What kind of information on transit tort liability would you find most useful?
- Have you attended any risk management courses/seminars aimed at reducing transit tort liability?
- How do you feel about the amount of information that is available to you regarding transit tort liability?
- In which way has the possibility of transit tort liability law suits changed the way your organization does things over the past few years?
- What do you feel are the most important unresolved issues in transit tort liability lawsuits?
- Overall, do you feel that the present situation regarding transit tort liability lawsuits is acceptable?
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