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Answer Bar: Taking Your Car Crash Case to Trial

Contains material from Sep 2017 to Jan 2020

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Session 1: Filing Suit and Common Issues in Litigation - Explore common concerns when filing suit, including venue, jurisdiction, and statute of limitations.

Session 2: View from the Bench: Trial Basics Hear observations and guidance from a trial judge.

Session 3: Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.

Session 4: Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict - Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases.

Session 5: Telling the Story of Your Case There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember.

Session 6: Trying the Car Wreck Case from the Defense Perspective - A defense lawyer's opinion about why cases are lost.

Session 7: Developing a Winning Deposition Strategy - Hear a discussion about the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions.

Session 8: Overcoming the Problem Witness - Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative.

Session 9: Beating the Expert - Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

Session 10: Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition - Discover effective techniques for getting the answers you need from an adverse witness.

Session 11: Preparing Your Witness for Deposition Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial.

Session 12: Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers - How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner.

Session 13: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.
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Total Credit Hours:
7.50     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$265  

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1. Filing Suit and Common Issues in Litigation (Aug 2018)

Stephanie Baenisch, William M. Toles

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25  

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Video (mp4) 11 mins
Audio (mp3) 11 mins
Slides (pdf) 1 pgs

SESSION 1 — 11 mins, credit 0.25

Session 1:

Filing Suit and Common Issues in Litigation (Aug 2018)

Explore common concerns when filing suit, including venue, jurisdiction, and statute of limitations.

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

2. View from the Bench: Trial Basics (Sep 2019)

Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 2 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

View from the Bench: Trial Basics (Sep 2019)

Hear observations and guidance from a trial judge.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd, Travis County Court at Law No. 2 - Austin, TX

3. Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed (Aug 2018)

J. Luke Dow, Danny Phillips

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 35 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 3 — 35 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed (Aug 2018)

Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Car Crash Seminar

J. Luke Dow, Luke Dow Law Firm - Austin, TX
Danny Phillips, Axiom Reconstruction, Inc. - Allen, TX

4. Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict (Sep 2018)

Christopher S. Hamilton, Ray T. Khirallah Jr.

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 4 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Case Study: $30K Car Crash to $1 Million Verdict (Sep 2018)

Examine methods and strategies for maximizing value on routine car crash cases.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Christopher S. Hamilton, Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX
Ray T. Khirallah Jr., Hamilton Wingo, LLP - Dallas, TX

5. Telling the Story of Your Case (Sep 2018)

Jim M. Perdue Jr.

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 5 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Telling the Story of Your Case (Sep 2018)

There are fundamentals of story that apply to almost every aspect of trial. Jurors create narratives, and they are not in the form of “the evidence will show…” Implementing storytelling techniques can help any advocate, in any type of case, present the evidence closer to the form in which jurors comprehend and remember.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

6. Trying the Car Wreck Case from the Defense Perspective (Sep 2019)

Bob Grove

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Video (mp4) 25 mins
Audio (mp3) 25 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 6 — 25 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Trying the Car Wreck Case from the Defense Perspective (Sep 2019)

A defense lawyer's opinion about why cases are lost.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Car Crash Seminar

Bob Grove, Retired, Grove, Ehlinger & Deaderick - Boerne, TX

7. Developing a Winning Strategy (Jan 2020)

Shane Read

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 7 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Developing a Winning Strategy (Jan 2020)

Discuss the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

8. Overcoming the Problem Witness (Jan 2020)

Frank L. Branson

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 8 — 35 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Overcoming the Problem Witness (Jan 2020)

Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX

9. Beating the Expert (Jan 2020)

Quentin Brogdon

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 29 pgs
Slides (pdf) 37 pgs

SESSION 9 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Beating the Expert (Jan 2020)

Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

10. Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition (Jan 2020)

Elizabeth M. Fraley

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Video (mp4) 26 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 10 — 26 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition (Jan 2020)

Learn to take admission-seeking depositions of adverse witnesses so that they are effectively limited in their testimony at trial.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Elizabeth M. Fraley, Baylor Law School - Waco, TX

11. Preparing Your Witness for Deposition (Jan 2020)

Manpreet Kaur Singh

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 11 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Preparing Your Witness for Deposition (Jan 2020)

Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Manpreet Kaur Singh, Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales - Houston, TX

12. Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers (Sep 2017)

Michael L. Slack

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 12 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Dealing with Combative and Unscrupulous Lawyers (Sep 2017)

How to avoid intimidation and manage the disruptive, disreputable, and overly zealous lawyer in an ethical, civil, and professional manner.

Originally presented at: Aug 2017 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Michael L. Slack, Slack & Davis, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

13. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases (Sep 2018)

Hon. Robert K. Schaffer, Hon. Randall W. Wilson

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 13 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 13:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Car Crash Cases (Sep 2018)

Two trial judges with a combined 25 years of judicial experience discuss what they’ve seen that works and doesn’t work in car crash cases.

Originally presented at: Aug 2018 The Car Crash Seminar

Hon. Robert K. Schaffer, 152nd District Court - Houston, TX
Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court - Houston, TX