The vast majority of Americans believe COVID-19 relief should come via public policy solutions — and not litigation — according to polling released last week by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA).
Key takeaways from the poll include:
- 59% say those harmed by the pandemic should get assistance from policies passed by elected officials, versus just 7% who say they should get payouts from lawsuits;
- 74% say small businesses affected by COVID-19 should be supported by government grants or loans versus 6% who say lawyers should help small businesses pursue legal claims.
More information on the polling results is available on ATRA’s website.
For information on the principles the broader insurance industry has put forth for a government-backed pandemic policy solution, click here