Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Sonja Stenger


One of the primary purposes of the automobile liability insurance system is to provide compensation to people injured in automobile accidents. Many experts agree that the traditional liability system has failed to adequately perform this function. California has been particularly affected by the failure of the traditional liability insurance system. This Note describes how no-fault automobile insurance improves on the liability insurance system and how it solves some of the system's biggest problems. This Note also analyzes two no-fault systems, that of Quebec and that of New York, and proposes a no-fault system for California.