Learn How to Calculate Damages in Personal Injury Cases
How much is the case worth? The question is simple, yet the answer is not always clear - especially when damages cannot be assigned an exact dollar value. This straightforward program will show you how to accurately and effectively quantify damages in a personal injury case. You will also learn what to do if a healthcare provider or insurance company asserts a lien against the settlement. Build your personal injury practice knowledge and skills - register today!
Know what the case is worth: get practical guidance on calculating damages.
Learn how to approach "unquantifiable" damages like pain and suffering.
Explore the essentials of third-party liens and subrogation rights.
Discover what every litigator who handles personal injury cases needs to know about MSP laws.
This course is part of the Washington Personal Injury Law Essentials series.
Continuing Legal Education WA CLE
- 2.00Approval Exp. 6/17/2026
This program may qualify for up to 2.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 2.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 0.0 hour of ethics and professional responsibility.
J.D. SMITH is a veteran personal injury attorney at the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC. Prior to and during law school, he worked as a claim's adjuster and underwriter. It was a natural transition for him to practice law in the personal injury area. Mr. Smith has tried 60 civil cases to verdict and completed more than 100 arbitrations. He is a former member of the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates and a former president of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), currently serving as vice president of the Washington Chapter. He is also a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a regular instructor with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Smith has served on several boards, including the Washington State Association of Justice, the King County Bar Foundation, and the Minority and Justice Commission. He completed six terms on the Loren Miller Bar Association Board of Directors (LMBA is the local affiliate of the National Bar Association). Mr. Smith obtained his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. TWU School of Law was acquired by Texas A&M.
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