structured settlements, structures judgements, lump sum settlement, persal injury, fatal injury, claims, insurance
Structured settlements are an alternative to traditional lump sum settlements for personal and fatal injuries claims. Under a structured settlement the defendant, generally a casualty insurer, satisfies all or part of the claim via periodic payments to the plaintiff.
Leanne Todd, "Structured Settlements and Structured Judgements: Do They Work and Do We Want Them?" (1989) 12:2 Dal LJ 445.