Audio CD + Course Book

Personal Injury From A to Z

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

Product ID#:

78725CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Personal Injury From A to Z, held April 2018.

Program Description

This authoritative guide will provide you with the foundational information and knowhow essential to starting or refreshing a personal injury practice. Walk through the nuts and bolts of personal injury practice and procedure, from case intake and evaluation to trial. Then, delve more in-depth on liens, damages, medical records and other key topics. Don't miss this opportunity for a full look at personal injury - order today!

Course Content

DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Insurance, Medical Records, Damages

  1. Fundamentals of Local Procedure
  2. Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments
  3. Insurance 101
  4. Injury Demand Letters and Pre-Suit Negotiations
  5. Medical Records and Bills in Case Law
  6. Damages: Part 1 [Economic Damages]
  7. Damages: Part 2 [Pain, Suffering and Punitive Damages]

DAY 2: Liens, Experts, Settlement, Trial

  1. Liens and Subrogation Made Simple
  2. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges
  3. Personal Injury Settlements: Plaintiff vs. Defense Perspectives
  4. Personal Injury Trials in a Nutshell
  5. Presentation of Evidence
  6. Standing on Ethical Ground

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

DAY 1: Case Law, Statutes, Insurance, Medical Records, Damages

  1. Fundamentals of Local Procedure
    9:00 - 10:00, Tiffany M. Shrenk
    1. Personal Injury Statutes
    2. Case Intake, Evaluation and Investigation
    3. Pleadings; Discovery; Motions
    4. Settlement Procedure
    5. Trial and Post-Trial
    6. Sample Forms and Checklists
  2. Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments
    10:00 - 10:30, Tiffany M. Shrenk
    1. Auto Injury and Other Accidents
    2. Slip, Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
    3. Products Liability - Latest Product Recalls
    4. Medical Malpractice
    5. Wrongful Death
  3. Insurance 101
    10:45 - 11:15, Robert C. Collins II
    1. First-Party Benefits
    2. Tortfeaser's Coverage
    3. Finding ALL Sources of Coverage
    4. How Insurance Companies Investigate and Value Injury Claims
  4. Injury Demand Letters and Pre-Suit Negotiations
    11:15 - 12:15, James J. Haley Jr.
  5. Medical Records and Bills in Case Law
    1:15 - 2:15, Robert C. Collins II
    1. Obtaining (Authorization, Request or Subpoena; Substance; Scope of What's Discoverable)
    2. Analyzing
    3. Using Them in Motions, Depositions and Trial
    4. Admission and Confidentiality Issues
  6. Damages: Part 1 [Economic Damages]
    2:30 - 3:30, Raymond W. Cobb
    1. Factors That Impact Damages Calculations
    2. Expenses and Property Damage
    3. Lost Wages and Earnings
    4. Future Lost Earnings and Earning Capacity
  7. Damages: Part 2 [Pain, Suffering and Punitive Damages]
    3:30 - 4:30, Raymond W. Cobb
    1. Pain and Suffering
    2. Loss of Enjoyment of Life
    3. Loss of Companionship/Consortium
    4. Scarring and Disfigurement
    5. Punitive Damages
    6. Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

DAY 2: Liens, Experts, Settlement, Trial

  1. Liens and Subrogation Made Simple
    9:00 - 10:00, Patrick C. Gallagher
    1. Key Terms, Concepts and Regulations
    2. Medicare/Medicaid Liens
    3. Hospital Liens
    4. ERISA Liens
    5. Workers' Comp Liens
    6. Investigation; Determining Priority
    7. Ways to Eliminate/Reduce Liens
  2. Expert Examination - Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges
    10:00 - 11:00, Raymond W. Cobb
    1. Requirements for Selecting and Qualifying Expert Witnesses
    2. Medical Experts and IMEs
    3. Biomechanics/Engineering Experts
    4. Vocational, Economics Experts and Lifecare Planners
    5. Accident Reconstructionists
    6. Mental Health Experts
  3. Personal Injury Settlements: Plaintiff vs. Defense Perspectives
    11:15 - 12:15, David L. Baumberger
    1. Direct Negotiations
    2. Mediation of Personal Injury Cases
    3. Arbitration of Personal Injury Claims
    4. Settlement Conferences
  4. Personal Injury Trials in a Nutshell
    1:15 - 2:15, David L. Baumberger
    1. Personal Injury Trial Themes That Work
    2. Jury Selection/Voir Dire in Injury Cases
    3. Approaching Damages with a Jury
    4. Personal Injury Case Opening Statements
    5. Evidence and Witnesses: Plaintiff vs. Defense
    6. Closing Arguments: Case Examples
  5. Presentation of Evidence
    2:30 - 3:30, James J. Haley Jr.
  6. Standing on Ethical Ground
    3:30 - 4:30, James J. Haley Jr.
    1. Ethics of Legal Advertising
    2. Managing Client Expectations
    3. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    4. Preserving Confidentiality

DAVID L. BAUMBERGER is a partner in the Wilmington office of Chrissinger & Baumberger, where he practices in complex commercial and insurance litigation, bad faith, product liability, construction claims and personal injury defense. He earned his B.A. degree from Shippensburg University, and his J.D. degree from Widener University, where he was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society and Appellate Competition Team. Mr. Baumberger is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, and the Defense Counsel of Delaware. Mr. Baumberger currently serves on the faculty for NITA based attorney training programs for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and he is a past member of the Inns of Court and the District of Delaware Blue Ribbon Panel for Indigent Defendants.

RAYMOND W. COBB is the founder of the Law Offices of Raymond W. Cobb, LLC, with its principal office located in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Cobb's practice focuses on the representation of self-insured and insurance carriers in the areas of toxic tort, premises liability, personal injury, and workers' compensation. He has lectured frequently at seminars on litigation related topics and techniques, the examination of expert witnesses, motor vehicle litigation, and workers' compensation. Mr. Cobb is admitted to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the Workers' Compensation Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Cobb earned his B.A. degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. degree from the Villanova University School of Law.

ROBERT C. COLLINS II is an attorney in the Delaware offices of Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys At Law, P.A., who focuses primarily on litigation in Superior Court. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, and professional licensure and discipline. Mr. Collins serves as an attorney on the Delaware Insurance Commissioner's arbitration panel, and he is certified by the Delaware Superior Court as a mediator and by the Delaware State Bar Association as an arbitrator for personal injury cases. Mr. Collins has substantial experience in appellate litigation before the Supreme Court of Delaware. He has been awarded the Top 40 Under 40 title by National Trial Lawyers from 2014 through 2018. Mr. Collins received his B.A. degree from the University of Delaware, and his J.D. degree from the Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, and the Delaware State Bar Association.

PATRICK C. GALLAGHER is an attorney with Curley, Dodge & Funk LLC, focusing his practice in the areas of personal injury, employment litigation, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Gallagher has experience in litigating in all state courts, including the Delaware Supreme Court. He also practices in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware. He received his B.A. degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Elon University, and attended law school at Wake Forest University, graduating cum laude. While in law school, he was involved in mock trial, Moot Court, and Law Review. After graduating from law school, Mr. Gallagher returned to West Virginia where he worked for a large defense-oriented firm. He defended clients in consumer finance, deliberate intent, and Mine Safety Health Administration cases. In 2008, he moved to the Wilmington, Delaware, area where he joined a large Wilmington-based law firm, practicing primarily in the area of corporate litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery. In 2009, Mr. Gallagher moved to Dover where he joined a small firm focusing on personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. Since that time, he has expanded his areas of practice to include the administration/probate of estates, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant issues, and the representation of small businesses. Mr. Gallagher is also involved in the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Delaware’s Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.; as a co-chair of the Combined Campaign for Justice; as an associate member of the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners; and on the DSBA Executive Committee.

JAMES J. HALEY JR. is a partner in the Wilmington law firm of Ferrara & Haley where he focuses his practice in the areas of civil and trial practice, insurance defense and personal injury. Mr. Haley is a former adjunct professor at Wesley College. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. degree from Widener University. Mr. Haley is a member of the Thomas Moore Society, Defense Counsel of Delaware, American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association, and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association.

TIFFANY M. SHRENK is an attorney with MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Ms. Shrenk is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. She is licensed to practice law in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Ms. Shrenk represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters including, but not limited to, personal injury, trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation, as well as contractual disputes and consumer fraud. In 2016, she was named to the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Delaware by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Ms. Shrenk is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association; the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association; the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section; and the American Bar Association Litigation Section. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University, then graduated summa cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law.

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