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Effectively Communicate with Insurance Companies and Maximize Compensation

Settling simple auto injury cases with accommodating insurance adjusters for the desired amount is not usually how the typical auto accident case goes. Even in fairly straightforward auto injury cases, obstacles commonly arise, negotiations fall apart, complicated subrogation issues evolve and adjusters try and undervalue the injuries. Are you prepared to confidentially handle difficult insurance coverage issues, receive maximum compensation for traumatic injuries and go above the adjuster's settlement authority? In this unique legal course taught by seasoned auto injury attorneys, you'll learn practical how-to's and valuable pointers for tackling complicated issues that surface during auto injury cases. Register today!

  • Tackle advanced issues in uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Discuss issues of subrogation with Med-Pay and health insurance.
  • Discover advanced strategies for calculating pain and suffering damages.
  • Learn how to use life care planners to help determine future medical costs.
  • Overcome admissibility of expert witness testimony challenges.
  • Gain strategies for deposing difficult opposing physicians while setting up the foundation for cross-exam and impeachment.
  • Apply the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) to hearsay objections and exceptions.
  • Gain insight from the insurance defense team on sophisticated (and proven) defense techniques used during negotiations and litigation.

  1. Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage - Advanced Issues
    9:00 - 9:45, Bayard Marin
  2. Advanced Subrogation Issues
    9:45 - 10:45, Elwood T. Eveland Jr.
    1. The Interplay of PIP, UIM and Subrogation
    2. Complexities of the "Made Whole" Doctrine
    3. Advanced Negotiations of Subrogation Liens
    4. Issue of Subrogation with Med-Pay and Health Insurance
    5. Protecting Medicare's Interest in Auto Injury Settlements
  3. Maximizing Pain and Suffering and Loss of Earnings
    11:00 - 11:45, Christopher T. Logullo
    1. Real-Life Auto Injury Case Example of Pain and Suffering Damage Calculations
    2. Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries
    3. Maximizing Traumatic Injury Compensation
    4. How to Use Medical Records, Charts, X-Rays, CT-Scans and More to Maximize Pain and Suffering
    5. How to Determine Psychological Impact
    6. Effectively Working up the Medical Issues
    7. Putting a Dollar Amount to Issues of Anxiety and Depression with Traumatic Brain Injuries
    8. Proving Residual Earning Capacity (Diminution)
    9. Using Experts (Life Care Planners) to Help Determine Future Medical Costs
    10. Pain and Suffering in Closing Arguments - Approaching the Jury with a Dollar Amount
    11. Advanced Defenses for Minimizing Pain/Suffering and Loss of Earnings
  4. Negotiating with Insurance Companies
    11:45 - 12:45, Mark S. Kardos
    1. Using Medical Records Effectively During Negotiations
    2. Wrongful Death Claims
    3. Creatively Addressing Damages and Maximizing Compensation
    4. Using Sophisticated Negotiation Techniques
    5. Going Beyond the Adjuster's Authority
    6. What to do When Negotiations Fail
    7. Advanced Settlement Conference Strategies
  5. Insight From the Insurance Defense
    1:45 - 2:30, Sean A. Dolan
    1. Assessing the Plaintiff's Injuries and Past Medical History: Finding the "Holes"
    2. Analyzing Surveillance and Photographs
    3. Minimizing the Value of the Injuries
    4. Sophisticated Mediation Defense Techniques
    5. Arbitration Defense Strategies
    6. The Use of IMEs
  6. Key Strategies for Deposing Doctors
    2:45 - 3:30, Christopher T. Logullo
    1. Keys to Establishing Credibility and Overcoming Bias
    2. Questions to Always (and Never) Ask Your Doctor Expert Witness
    3. Using Doctors to Maximize the Value of the Injury Through Medical Records, X-Rays, CT-Scans, MRI's and Photographs and Images
    4. Overcoming Admissibility Challenges of Expert Testimony
    5. Deposing Difficult Opposing Physicians
    6. Setting Up the Opposing Doctor for Cross-Exam and Laying the Foundation for Impeachment
    7. Creative Ways to Establish Bias
    8. Applying FRE to Hearsay Objections and Exceptions
  7. Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations
    3:30 - 4:30, Elwood T. Eveland Jr.
    1. Candor in Contentions of Facts and Law
    2. Creating/Avoiding/Addressing Conflicts of Interest
    3. Addressing Coverage Issues
    4. Issues in Wrongful Death Claims
    5. Rights and Claims of Non-Parties

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