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Answer Bar: Taking on the Car Crash Client

Contains material from Sep 2017 to Sep 2019

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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     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer (Sep 2017)

Ross S. Crossland

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 23 pgs
Slides (pdf) 30 pgs

SESSION 1 — 46 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 1:

A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer (Sep 2017)

Discuss the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Ross S. Crossland, The Crossland Law Firm - Austin, TX

2. First Contact, Case Evaluation, and Client Expectations (Aug 2018)

Donald H. Kidd

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 39 mins
Audio (mp3) 39 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 2 — 39 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

First Contact, Case Evaluation, and Client Expectations (Aug 2018)

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.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

3. Investigation and Insurance (Aug 2018)

Stephanie Baenisch, William M. Toles

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25  

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Video (mp4) 17 mins
Audio (mp3) 17 mins
Slides (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 3 — 17 mins, credit 0.25

Session 3:

Investigation and Insurance (Aug 2018)

Examine critical aspects of the crash investigation, including the identification of potential parties and the myriad of potentially applicable insurance coverages.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Stephanie Baenisch, Loncar & Associates - Dallas, TX
William M. Toles, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo - Dallas, TX

4. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: The Ultimate Traffic Jam (Sep 2019)

Thomas A. Herald

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 144 pgs
Slides (pdf) 53 pgs

SESSION 4 — 32 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 4:

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims: The Ultimate Traffic Jam (Sep 2019)

A review of recent cases impacting UM/UIM cases and the strategies for prosecuting and defending uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Thomas A. Herald, Thomas A. Herald, P.C. - Bedford, TX

5. Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases (Sep 2019)

Brian L. Mincher, Manpreet Kaur Singh, Roger A. Sullivan

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 5 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Injury Causation in Low Property Damage Cases (Sep 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Brian L. Mincher, Eberstein & Witherite, LLP - Dallas, TX
Manpreet Kaur Singh, Fanaff & Baldwin - Houston, TX
Roger A. Sullivan, Sullivan Trial Lawyers, P.C. - Houston, TX

6. Medical Issues (Aug 2018)

Stephanie Baenisch, Donald H. Kidd, William M. Toles

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25  

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Video (mp4) 15 mins
Audio (mp3) 15 mins
Slides (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 6 — 15 mins, credit 0.25

Session 6:

Medical Issues (Aug 2018)

Survey issues relating to medical treatment, including the timing of treatment, prognosis, and future treatment needs.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Stephanie Baenisch, Loncar & Associates - Dallas, TX
Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX
William M. Toles, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo - Dallas, TX

7. Notice to Potential Defendants and Pre-Suit Demands (Aug 2018)

Stephanie Baenisch, William M. Toles

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 7 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Notice to Potential Defendants and Pre-Suit Demands (Aug 2018)

Review what to include in your pre-suit demand, as well as how to provide notice to potential defendants and their insurers.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Stephanie Baenisch, Loncar & Associates - Dallas, TX
William M. Toles, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo - Dallas, TX

8. Pre-Suit Settlement (Aug 2018)

Stephanie Baenisch, Donald H. Kidd

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 24 mins
Audio (mp3) 24 mins
Slides (pdf) 1 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 8 — 24 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Pre-Suit Settlement (Aug 2018)

Discuss considerations such as IOLTA requirements, liens and subrogation, and the potential net to your client.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Stephanie Baenisch, Loncar & Associates - Dallas, TX
Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

9. Subrogation and Liens (Sep 2019)

Judy Kostura

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper
Part 1 – 100 pgs
Part 2 – 101 pgs
Part 3 – 102 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 9 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 9:

Subrogation and Liens (Sep 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C. - Austin, TX

10. Moving the Insurance Adjuster Needle (Sep 2019)

Ross S. Crossland

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 10 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Moving the Insurance Adjuster Needle (Sep 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Ross S. Crossland, The Crossland Law Firm - Austin, TX

11. The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management (Sep 2017)

William J. Chriss

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 11 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 11:

The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management (Sep 2017)

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.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 The Car Crash Seminar

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX