Expand Your Client Base – Take On More Collision Cases
Each auto litigation attorney quickly discovers that collision cases are nothing like a simple math problem with X and Y variables. Cookie-cutter solutions just don't work in the real world, where a myriad of unique factors affect each individual case. If you don't know how to evaluate and investigate all cases and anticipate likely challenges, you can't compete. Don't limit your caseload to those involving sedans and SUVs! This comprehensive legal course will review key issues, insurance considerations, and procedural peculiarities of cases involving all types of vehicles. Expand your auto litigation knowledge – register today!
- Learn how to litigate collisions involving different vehicles and pedestrians.
- Find out what questions will get you to the true case facts quickly at client intake.
- Tailor your investigation tactics to the types of vehicles involved in the crash.
- Know what special insurance policy provisions to look for.
- Explore the procedural nuances of litigating crash cases involving employers and professional vehicles.
- Learn the specific federal rules that come into play in tractor trailer litigation.
- Qualify experts and maximize their use in proving unique collision cases.
- Learn how involvement of multiple vehicles changes the case's insurance, damages and settlement issues.
- Accurately prioritize and negotiate liens and comply with SCHIP-MMSEA requirements.
- Discover new sources of recovery.
- Road Collisions
9:00 - 10:00, Greg H. Haubrich
- Types of Road Collisions (involving: cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, pedestrians, slow-moving vehicles, animals, e-bikes, Segways, etc.)
- Multiple Vehicle Collisions
- Case Screening
- Crash Scene Investigation
- Unique Insurance Considerations
- Quantifying Damages
- Settlement Tactics
- Roll-Over Cases
- Cellphone Usage (specifically drivers on the phone with employers)
- Low Property Damage Collisions
10:15 - 11:15, Greg H. Haubrich
- Crashes Involving Professional Vehicles
11:15 - 12:15, Michael W. Phillips
- Types of Collisions (involving: snowplows, taxis, road construction equipment, semi-trucks, farm equipment, public transport, etc.)
- Special Rules and Issues for Tractor Trailer Litigation
- Unique Insurance Issues and Sources of Recovery
- Trucking Companies as Defendants
- Investigation, Discovery and Settlement Tactics
- Workers' Compensation Considerations
1:15 - 2:15, Ginger K. Maxted
- Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
- Protecting Confidentiality
- Proper Handling of Medical Records
- Setting and Collecting Attorney Fees
- When and How to Decline Representation
- Expert Reports and Testimony
2:30 - 3:30, Ginger K. Maxted
- Reading the Report
- Effective Use of Reports and Testimony
- Contesting Opposing Expert Testimony
- Planning for and Negotiating Liens and Subrogation
3:30 - 4:30, Michael W. Phillips
- Subrogation Basics
- Medical Provider Liens
- Medicare Set-Asides