Personal Injury From A to Z Training Class Presented by NBI, Inc.

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Personal Injury Law and Practice Fundamentals

This authoritative course will provide you with the foundational information and knowhow essential to starting or refreshing a personal injury practice. Our seasoned faculty will walk you through the nuts and bolts of personal injury practice and procedure. Then, they will delve more in-depth on trends and developments, damages, and other key topics. Don’t miss this opportunity for a full look at personal injury – register today!

  • Learn the fundamentals of local procedure.
  • Hear about regulatory trends and developments.
  • Build an understanding of first-party and third-party insurance coverage.
  • Learn the ABC’s of damages, from economic to pain, suffering and punitive damages.
  • Confidently calculate lost wages, future lost earnings, and more.
  • Observe negotiation tactics utilized by plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Agenda

  1. Fundamentals of Local Procedure
    9:00 – 10:00, Joseph L. Feliciani
    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 – 10:45, Stephen Bruderle
    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 Liens, Subrogation and Damages
    11:00 – 12:00, Michael J. Needleman
    1. First-Party Benefits
    2. Tortfeaser’s Coverage
    3. Finding ALL Sources of Coverage
    4. How Insurance Companies Investigate and Value Injury Claims
    5. Liens: Hospital, Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, etc.
  4. Injury Demand Letters and Pre-Suit Negotiations
    1:00 – 1:45, Joseph L. Feliciani
  5. Damages: Part 1 [Economic Damages]
    1:45 – 2:15, Mark S. Kardos
    1. Factors That Impact Damages Calculations
    2. Expenses and Property Damage
    3. Lost Wages and Earnings
    4. Future Lost Earnings and Earning Capacity
  6. Damages: Part 2 [Pain, Suffering and Punitive Damages]
    2:30 – 3:30, Mark S. Kardos
    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
  7. Standing on Ethical Ground
    3:30 – 4:30, Dawn C. Doherty
    1. Ethics of Legal Advertising
    2. Managing Client Expectations
    3. Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    4. Preserving Confidentiality

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.

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