Session 1: A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer - Discussion about the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day.
Session 2: First Contact, Case Evaluation, and Client Expectations - Learn how to assess who has a claim, potential conflicts, how to evaluate the potential liability, damages, and costs of the case, and how to manage your client's expectations about their case.
Session 3: Investigation and Insurance - Examine critical aspects of the crash investigation, including the identification of potential parties and the myriad of potentially applicable insurance coverages.
Session 4: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: The Ultimate Traffic Jam - A review of recent cases impacting UM/UIM cases and the strategies for prosecuting and defending uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.
Session 5: Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases - Hear from plaintiff and defense attorneys on best practices for assessing injuries in low property damage cases, including a review of the rationale behind these assessments.
Session 6: Medical Issues - Survey issues relating to medical treatment, including the timing of treatment, prognosis, and future treatment needs.
Session 7: Notice to Potential Defendants and Pre-Suit Demands - Review what to include in your pre-suit demand, as well as how to provide notice to potential defendants and their insurers.
Session 8: Pre-Suit Settlement - Discuss considerations such as IOLTA requirements, liens and subrogation, and the potential net to your client.
Session 9: Subrogation and Liens - Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Explore safeguards created by a state law which protects first party and portions of third-party recoveries from many insured plans.
Session 10: Moving the Insurance Adjuster Needle - Hear tips for plaintiff and defense counsel to bring the insurance adjuster to a realistic evaluation of the case, for the benefit of not just the plaintiff and counsel, but also the defendant insured and counsel.
Session 11: The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management - Analyze the ethical quandaries of client intake, case selection, and client communications. Learn how to manage healthy and unhealthy client relationships, setting expectations for clients, and withdrawing from bad relationships.
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Total Credit Hours:
6.00 | 1.50 ethics
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