Live Seminar

Personal Injury 101

Seminar

Date:

Friday, April 20, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78744ER

Location:

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

1150 Camp Hill Bypass

Camp Hill, PA 17011

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NJ CLE - 7.20
  • NY CLE - 7.00
  • PA CLE - 6.00

Other

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Learn how to make a lasting impression by correctly and effectively introducing evidence at trial.

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. Major Elements of Local Procedure
  2. Damages
  3. Standing on Ethical Ground
  4. Insurance, Liens and Subrogation
  5. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges
  6. Presentation of Evidence

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.20 -  NJ*
CLE 7.00 -  NY*
CLE 6.00 -  PA*

Insurance – Insurance: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Major Elements of Local Procedure
    9:00 - 10:00, Zachary D. Campbell and Andrea M. Cohick
    1. Discovery
    2. Pre-Trial Motions and Pleadings
    3. Settlement Procedure
    4. Post-Trial Motions
    5. Useful Sample Forms
  2. Damages
    10:15 - 11:15, Zachary D. Campbell and Andrea M. Cohick
    1. Compensatory
    2. Medical Bills
    3. Lost Wages
    4. Loss of Consortium
    5. Pain and Suffering
  3. Standing on Ethical Ground
    11:15 - 12:15, Anne R. Myers
    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"
  4. Insurance, Liens and Subrogation
    1:15 - 2:15, Anne R. Myers
    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
  5. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges
    2:30 - 3:30, Anne R. Myers
    1. State Requirements for Selecting and Qualifying Expert Witnesses
    2. Independent Medical Examiners
    3. Biomechanics Experts
    4. Vocational Specialists
    5. Accident Reconstructionists
  6. Presentation of Evidence
    3:30 - 4:30, Zachary D. Campbell and Andrea M. Cohick
    1. Use of Charts and Diagrams
    2. Use of Medical Texts and Videotapes
    3. Use of PowerPoint Presentations

ZACHARY D. CAMPBELL is an attorney with Metzger Wickersham, P.C., where he specializes in litigation. Throughout his career, Mr. Campbell has handled all aspects of legal proceedings, including multiple jury trials, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, oral arguments, hearings, and court conferences in a wide range of personal injury cases. He has worked in all phases of trial practice, concentrating in the fields of automobile litigation, tractor trailer litigation, premises liability, products liability, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. Mr. Campbell has practiced throughout the state of Pennsylvania and has represented clients in more than 30 different counties. He has extensive experience in federal court, including the Middle District of Pennsylvania's Bankruptcy Court, where he has fought against defendants' attempts to avoid responsibility for causing injuries to his clients. He received his B.A. degree from Millersville University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.

ANDREA M. COHICK is an attorney with Metzger Wickersham, P.C., where she focuses her practice on automobile accidents, premises liability, tractor trailer accidents, mass torts and workers' compensation. During her time as a personal injury attorney, Ms. Cohick has worked hard to develop her skills in and out of the courtroom. She has handled multiple arbitrations, depositions, hearings, and oral arguments. Ms. Cohick has experience in front of juries and is comfortable in a courtroom setting. Ms. Cohick is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association. She received her B.A. degree from Bloomsburg University and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.

ANNE R. MYERS is a partner with Comegno Law Group, P.C., where her practice includes insurance coverage, directors and officers liability, medical malpractice, and design defect defense for architects and engineers, accountants, insurance agents, real estate agents, title insurance agents and agencies, and mortgage brokers and mortgage companies. Ms. Myers also handles bankruptcy matters for insurance carriers to ensure that their contractual rights are upheld and protects them against the binding effects of mass tort liability estimations under plans of reorganization. She also defends creditors against claims brought by debtors/trustees in adversarial actions. Ms. Myers earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University Honors College and her J. D. degree from Cornell University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations. Ms. Myers is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as before the U.S. District Court of Colorado; the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

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

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NJ CLE: 7.20 Includes - Ethics: 1.20
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.


NY CLE: 7.00 Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00, Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 6.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.


PA CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.


Insurance

PA INS: 7.00 Includes - General: 7.00
This course has been approved for 7.0 hours of continuing education insurance credit by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. An exam is not required in order to receive credit.


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