Audio CD + Course Book

Personal Injury Boot Camp

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

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Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • NM CLE - 6.00
From Event: Personal Injury Boot Camp, held April 2018.

Program Description

Whether you are a new attorney or are new to the personal injury practice, this guide is full of valuable information to help you through your next case. This essential guide will walk you through the procedures of a personal injury case from the initial intake through trial. Gain valuable insight on critical steps, including: damage calculations, examination of insurance coverage, filing and discovery procedures, the basics of liens and subrogation and much more! Don't miss this chance to build your skills in personal injury litigation - order today!

Course Content

  1. Conducting Thorough Client Intake and Pre-Suit Investigation
  2. Calculating Damages in Personal Injury
  3. Reviewing Insurance, Negotiating With the Insurance Adjuster and Demand Packages
  4. Liens in Personal Injury: A How-To Guide
  5. Using Experts to Prove Your Case
  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  7. Trying a Personal Injury Case

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 NM - Credit Approval Expiration 04/26/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Conducting Thorough Client Intake and Pre-Suit Investigation
    9:00 - 9:50, Michael L. Danoff
    1. Case Screening Essentials
    2. Building the Case Through the Questionnaire
    3. Conducting an Effective Client Interview
    4. What You Can Find Out Before the Claim
    5. Obtaining Medical Records and Bills
    6. Basic Medical Knowledge for Personal Injury Attorneys
    7. Investigation Fundamentals - Developing the Facts
  2. Calculating Damages in Personal Injury
    9:50 - 10:40, Michael L. Danoff
    1. Evaluating and Allocating Damages
    2. Medical Bills and Other Expenses
    3. Lost Wages/Earning Capacity
    4. Pain and Suffering
    5. Loss of Consortium
    6. Evidence of Damages
  3. Reviewing Insurance, Negotiating With the Insurance Adjuster and Demand Packages
    10:55 - 11:50, Christopher D. Lee
    1. Obtaining Insurance Information and Finding Coverage
    2. Collateral Source Rule
    3. Determining Priority and Negotiating the Value
    4. Demand Packages
    5. Tips for Negotiating With the Adjuster
    6. Settlement and Releases
  4. Liens in Personal Injury: A How-To Guide
    12:50 - 1:50, Christine Hummel
    1. Basics of Liens and Subrogation
    2. Collecting and Negotiating
    3. Medicaid Liens: How-To's and Pointers
    4. Medicare Lien Process
    5. Establishing a Medicare Set-Aside
    6. Workers' Compensation Liens: Procedures, Reduction and Resolution
  5. Using Experts to Prove Your Case
    1:50 - 2:40, Joseph M. Fine
    1. When do You Need Experts?
    2. Selecting and Qualifying Experts
    3. Deposing and Defending Depositions
  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution
    2:55 - 3:45, Joseph M. Fine
    1. Key Sections From Bernalillo County Court-Annexed Arbitration Rule
    2. Key Sections From Bernalillo County Facilitation Rule
    3. Keys to Successful Alternative Dispute Resolution
  7. Trying a Personal Injury Case
    3:45 - 4:30, Wesley C. Jackson
    1. Filing and Case Scheduling
    2. Motion Practice
    3. Discovery Tips
    4. Jury Selection
    5. Creating Powerful Opening and Closing Statements
    6. Presentation of Evidence
    7. Arguing Damages
    8. Direct and Cross Examination

MICHAEL L. DANOFF is principal of the Albuquerque based law firm of Michael Danoff & Associates, P.C., where he practices in the areas of general civil and trial practice, business law, commercial law, commercial litigation, contracts law, family law, custody law, general trial work, personal injury law, and appeals. He has lectured to various professional groups on evidence, domestic law, child custody, trial practice issues, and visitation issues. Mr. Danoff is a fellow of the State Bar of New Mexico. He is a member of the Albuquerque and American bar associations, the State Bar of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Danoff earned his B.S. degree from the University of Arizona and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico.

JOSEPH M. FINE is the senior partner of The Fine Law Firm in Albuquerque, where his practice consists primarily of personal injury, wrongful death, police misconduct, products liability, malpractice law, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Fine is certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a fellow of the National College of Advocacy. He has been a seminar speaker for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the Albuquerque Bar Association, and the State Bar of New Mexico. Mr. Fine was recently named in Albuquerque Magazine's list of Albuquerque Top Lawyers and is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers and the American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree from Colby College and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University. Mr. Fine is admitted to practice in New York and New Mexico, where he is on the New Mexico Medical Review Committee. He also is a member of the Albuquerque Bar Association, the State Bar of New Mexico, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

CHRISTINE HUMMEL is the president and founder of Hummel Consultation Services, a national legal consultation practice specializing in the application of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act to workers' compensation, liability and no fault cases. She is an active attorney with licensure in the state of Colorado. With more than 17 years of experience in Medicare compliance, Ms. Hummel is a published author and popular speaker on a wide array of topics related to Medicare compliance. Ms. Hummel is a member of the American Bar Association (Health Law Section) and the Colorado Bar Association, and includes with her legal experience work in Medicaid, probate, and elder law. She donates a significant amount of time volunteering with the Federal Park Service, giving presentations on the roles of women during the American War of Independence. Ms. Hummel earned her B.S. degree from the University of Southern California and her J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

WESLEY C. JACKSON is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque and is a graduate of Albuquerque High School. During high school, he was involved in an extremely serious car accident that forever changed lives, including his. That experience makes Mr. Jackson unique among attorneys. He understands first-hand how lives can change in an instant, and how important it is to have an experienced attorney to help with the aftermath. An exceptional attorney, Mr. Jackson knows how to try cases. One of his more recent experiences includes a two-week jury trial in which he represented a snowboarder who was permanently paralyzed. The case involved millions of dollars in medical expenses alone. Starting in 2007, and continuing until 2013, Mr. Jackson was involved in a massive construction defect case in which he helped represent over 100 plaintiffs. As part of that case, he successfully argued that an arbitration clause signed by homeowners was so unfair that it was not enforceable under New Mexico law. The arbitration clause was the subject of an appeal in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, during which Mr. Jackson acted as lead appellate counsel for the plaintiffs.

CHRISTOPHER D. LEE is a sole practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he dedicates his practice exclusively to representing people who have been harmed or injured through the negligence and misconduct of others. Mr. Lee has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, handling all types of personal injury and insurance claims, including wrongful death, automobile accidents, medical and legal malpractice, trip and fall/slip and fall, insurance bad faith, motorcycle accident, dog bites and dog attacks, and products liability. He also has successfully recovered punitive damages from drunk and distracted drivers, as well as recovered uninsured motorist (UM) benefits for victims of violence or homicide where motor vehicles are involved. Mr. Lee has tried cases to juries in state and federal court, as well as represented clients in state and federal appellate court. He graduated with his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago, and he earned his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NM CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hour of self-study credit, including 0.0 hours of self-study ethics credit. No more than 4.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.

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