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Personal Injury 101



Friday, March 23, 2018


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff

9134 Executive Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37923


$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • TN CLE - 6.00


  • Insurance - 7.00

Program Description

A Comprehensive Guide to Personal Injury Law and Procedure

Are you up-to-date on important information that can affect your personal injury practice? When was the last time you spent a day in open discussion and knowledge exchange with colleagues who are dealing with the same situations you are? This authoritative course will provide you with the foundational information and skills essential to starting or staying on top of your practice. From determining lien priority to expert examination, our distinguished faculty will take you through the latest court rulings and time-tried litigation strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills - enroll today!

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the personal injury legislative and procedural trends.
  • Effectively handle liens to ensure successful settlement negotiation.
  • Know what additional sources of coverage can be found.
  • Get tips for staying up-to-date on the latest developments in medical science and procedure and enrich your database of reference sources.
  • Review the key court rulings on damage awards and analyze which tactics worked and which ones didn't.
  • Learn the ropes: get a detailed walkthrough of local court procedure.
  • Explore how the courts have interpreted and applied the Daubert decision lately, and become more effective in selecting and qualifying experts.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar provides an overview of personal injury law and procedure that will benefit:

  • Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Litigation Support Specialists
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments
  2. Major Elements of Local Procedure
  3. Damages
  4. Medical Records in Case Law
  5. Standing on Ethical Ground
  6. Insurance, Liens and Subrogation
  7. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

Insurance – Insurance: 7.00 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments
    9:00 - 9:45, Henry D. Fincher
    1. Accident Injury
    2. Products Liability - Latest Product Recalls
    3. Premises Liability
    4. Medical Malpractice
    5. Wrongful Death
  2. Major Elements of Local Procedure
    9:45 - 10:30, Ryan E. Jarrard
    1. Discovery
    2. Pre-Trial Motions and Pleadings
    3. Settlement Procedure
    4. Post-Trial Motions
    5. Useful Sample Forms
  3. Damages
    10:45 - 11:30, Ryan E. Jarrard
    1. Compensatory
    2. Medical Bills
    3. Lost Wages
    4. Loss of Consortium
    5. Pain and Suffering
  4. Medical Records in Case Law
    11:30 - 12:15, P. Timothy Grandchamp
    1. Obtaining
      1. By Authorizations, Subpoenas
      2. Substance
      3. Scope of What's Discoverable
    2. Analyzing
    3. Using Them in Motions, Depositions and at Trial
    4. Admissibility and Confidentiality Issues
    5. Keeping up with the Latest News of Medical Science
      1. How to Keep up with the New Procedures, Drugs, Regulations, Recalls
      2. Useful General Medical Reference Resources
      3. New Trend of Defensive Medicine
  5. Standing on Ethical Ground
    1:15 - 2:15, Henry D. Fincher
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. The Tripartite Relationship Among Insured, Insurer and Counsel
    3. Conflicts of Interest
    4. Attorneys' Fees and Charges
    5. Dealing with the "Excess Claim"
  6. Insurance, Liens and Subrogation
    2:30 - 3:30, Henry D. Fincher
    1. First-Party Benefits (No-Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Additional Personal Injury Protection (A-PIP); Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage)
    2. Tortfeasor's Coverage: Determining Coverage, Excess Coverage, Other "Deep Pockets" (e.g. Respondeat Superior)
    3. Colossus
    4. Medicaid/Medicare Liens
    5. Hospital Liens
    6. Workers' Compensation Liens
    7. Determining Priority and Negotiating the Value of Liens
  7. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges
    3:30 - 4:30, P. Timothy Grandchamp
    1. State Requirements for Selecting and Qualifying Expert Witnesses
    2. Independent Medical Examiners
    3. Biomechanics Experts
    4. Vocational Specialists
    5. Accident Reconstructionists

HENRY D. FINCHER is a certified civil trial specialist, a certified family law specialist and a certified elder law attorney recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the National Elder Law Foundation. A former judge, former state representative and graduate of Harvard Law School, he has helped people with their legal problems for more than 20 years. Mr. Fincher has been selected as one of the Best Attorneys in America by Rue Ratings, is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation (reserved for 1% of U.S. attorneys), and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates, a select group of lawyers who have obtained judgments of $1,000,000 or more for their clients. His practice focuses primarily on contested estates, serious personal injury cases, family law, wills and trusts, and other complex legal matters.

P. TIMOTHY GRANDCHAMP is an attorney and special counsel with Quist, Fitzpatrick & Jarrard, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, handling a wide variety of matters, including personal injury actions, construction litigation and mechanics liens, collection actions, landlord-tenant actions and evictions, contract drafting and review, probate matters and drafting of wills, residential real estate transactions, and small claims actions. Mr. Grandchamp received his B.S. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. degree from the John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Illinois and has successfully tried jury, non-jury trials and arbitrations in Illinois state and federal courts.

RYAN E. JARRARD is the managing member of the Knoxville law firm of Quist, Fitzpatrick & Jarrard, PLLC. He has considerable litigation experience and has successfully tried jury and non-jury trials in Tennessee state federal courts. In addition, he serves as counsel for State Farm Insurance Company, Auto-Owners Insurance Company, and represents several business and individual clients in litigation and non-litigation matters in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Jarrard is admitted to practice in Tennessee, the United States District Court, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890


Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

TN CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 6.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.


TN INS: 7.00 Includes - General: 7.00
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Department of Insurance for 7.0 hours of insurance credit in the following category(ies): General. Sponsor # 1003; Course # 29261.

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