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Volume XI: Torts | Chapter 11 (1971): Collateral Benefits

1. Approaches. – More often than not a person tortiously injured may have his losses partially or wholly met from outside sources other than tort recovery. Time was when an accident victim had nothing else to fall back on besides his own resources or private charity. Today’s prevalence of accident and life insurance, workmen’s compensation and Social Security benefits associated with the modern Welfare State usually furnish one or more alternative …

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John Fleming, “Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 16 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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