Market deterrence

Filed Under: Torts

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The general concept of allocating accident costs to the producers of those accidents so that the costs of accidents are internalized in the price of a product or activity. It is anticipated that the high cost of dangerous products and services will lead consumers to purchase cheaper (safer) products and services, thereby creating incentives to reduce accidents.

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