The Crash Course: Preparing, Settling, and Trying Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
While every auto accident case is unique, almost all will test your medical, legal, and advocacy skills. This program will walk you through how to pursue a motor vehicle case from investigation to trial. Dive into common injuries, TBIs, negotiation strategies, damage calculations, settlement demands, and lien issues. Get plaintiff and defense insights on what works - and doesn't work - in the courtroom. Register today!
From medical records to accident reports, learn how to get the information you need to build your case.
Inform case strategy with top tips for analyzing - and disputing- smartphone/text message evidence.
Learn how to navigate auto policies and where to look when you've reached their limits.
Explore the unique evidentiary and coverage issues posed in semi-truck accident litigation.
Delve into special and general damage calculations and case law.
Walk through a sample demand package and get top tactics for negotiating with adjusters.
Learn how to handle Medicare, Medicaid, and medical provider liens.
Get effective trial and mediation strategies from both sides of the bar.
Case Selection and Medical Record Essentials
Investigation & Discovery: Experts, Depositions, and Technology
Unique Considerations in Truck Crash Cases
Understanding Policies and Their Limits: UM/UIM, Umbrellas, and More
Assessing Damage in Motor Vehicle Cases
Preparing a TBI Case
Negotiating, Settling, and Handling Liens
Trial and Mediation Strategies - Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives
JAMES W. BALMER is a founding partner of Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer, where he has represented thousands of people in all kinds of litigation, including jury trials, workers' compensation trials and hearings, Social Security disability hearings, and appeals in those areas. He has handled wrongful death, car crash, slip-and-fall, worksite injuries, defective product claims, dog attack, liquor liability claims and other kinds of bodily injury matters, as well as insurance coverage disputes, defamation claims, probate and trust disputes. Mr. Balmer is admitted to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, both state and federal, and has tried cases throughout both states. He has argued cases before the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in St. Louis. Mr. Balmer has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer annually beginning in 1998. He has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Balmer has been honored as an advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota.
DOUGLAS R. HORN is the lead attorney of Horn Law. Since 1991, Mr. Horn has focused his practice on plaintiff's personal injury concentrating in cases involving motor vehicle collisions, work-related accidents, medical/medication error, and catastrophic injury handling cases in Missouri, Kansas, and throughout the Midwest. Mr. Horn is a regular National Business Institute CLE contributor, emphasizing his presentations in personal injury case development strategies. He earned his B.A. degree from Wittenberg University and his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. Mr. Horn's detailed professional profile can be found on HornLaw.com.
ROBERT J. KASIETA is the founder of Kasieta Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a certified civil pretrial and trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Kasieta practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff personal injury and employment cases, as well as commercial litigation. He has written and taught extensively in the areas of trial practice, personal injury law and insurance law, and is an instructor of trial practice at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Kasieta is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and all Wisconsin courts. He is a member of the Dane County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kasieta earned his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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