Skillfully Handle These Unique and Complex Personal Injury Cases
Disfigurement and loss of limb injuries are among the most impactful on an individual's life - physically, emotionally and psychologically. Do you know the most strategic ways to move forward when an injury case involving disfigurement, scarring, burns, loss of limb or paraplegia crosses your desk? This course will walk through critical steps to take during the initial investigation; evaluation of the nature, extent and impacts of the injuries; proving/negotiating damages and much more. Gain real-world tactics for these unique and challenging cases - register today!
- Find out how to put a value on disfigurement, loss of limb, paraplegia and other complex injuries.
- Dive into the key issues that need to be addressed during investigation.
- Discuss effective negotiating strategies to use with insurance companies.
- Gain proven tactics for proving mental anguish and emotional distress - and linking it to the injury.
- Explore successful techniques for maximizing past, present and future damages in disfigurement cases.
- Take a closer look at pain and suffering with valuable insurance and attorney strategies.
- Develop sophisticated techniques for arguing loss of enjoyment of life damages.
All times are shown in Eastern time
Presented by: Robert J. Kasieta and Bradley C. Nahrstadt
- Investigation in Cases Involving Disfigurement, Scarring, Burns, Loss of Limb and Paraplegia
10:00 - 10:45
- Uncovering All Possible Sources of Insurance Coverage
- Quickly Determining the Cause of the Injuries and Liability
- Defining "Disfigurement" and Other Injuries; Evaluating Potential Damages
- Finding Golden Nuggets and Pitfalls in Medical Records; Expert Reports; Other Documentation
- Burn Injuries: 1st, 2nd, 3rd-Degree Burns
- Scarring and Disfigurement Injuries
- Loss of Limb; Paraplegia
- New; Recurrence; Aggravation; Acute; Pre-Existing Injury
- Review of Recent Disfigurement, Burn and Other Injury Cases
- Negotiating Disfigurement, Scarring, Burn, Loss of Limb and Paraplegia Claims with Insurance Companies
10:45 - 11:15
- Translating Mental Anguish, Depression and Emotional Distress into Dollars
11:30 - 12:30
- Psychological Testing and Mental Evaluation (Defense)
- Authenticating Psychiatrist Opinion Expert Testimony
- Medical Documentation of Emotional Distress
- Psychiatrist Testimony Valuing Emotional Distress
- Dealing with Pre-Existing Psychological Conditions
- Powerful Before and After Evidence
- Family Member Testimony (Mental Anguish)
- Loss/Impairment of Mental Capacity
- Proving Emotional Stress is Ongoing
- Proving Mental Anguish is Directly Related to the Injury
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Evidence of Sleep Loss, Anxiety and Fear
- Separate Claims for Intentional Infliction
- Humiliation, Decreased Self Esteem and Social Bias - Calculating Losses and Challenging Them
- Proving/Disproving Loss of Consortium and Enjoyment of Life: Advanced Techniques
1:00 - 1:30
- Maximizing Disfigurement, Physical Impairment, Loss of a Body Part and Loss of Use of a Body Part Damages
1:30 - 2:15
- What Constitutes Significant and Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement?
- Defining Disfigurement Through Case Law; Proving Negligence
- Recovering for Future Disfigurement for Surgical Scars
- Does the Evidence Overlap with Physical Impairment Evidence?
- Overturning Awards on Appeal for Double Recovery
- Putting a Price Tag on Facial Scars
- How Much is an Arm Worth? Calculating Loss of Limbs
- Negotiating Pain and Suffering - Advanced Insurance and Attorney Strategies
2:15 - 2:45
- Advanced Insight Into Calculating Damages for Lifetime Care: Plaintiff vs. Defense
3:00 - 3:30
- Lost Income and Earning Capacity: Advanced Economist Techniques
3:30 - 4:15
- Before and After Evidence Strategies and Calculation of Damages
- Stamina, Ability to Work with Pain and Inability to Get a Job
- Self-Employment/Worth of the Self Employed' s Service
- Authentication of Tax Records, Education and Training Evidence
- Jobs Held Before and After Injury and Advancement Opportunities
- Recovering Lost Earning Capacity When Plaintiff Didn't Suffer Direct Loss
- Authentication of Economist Opinions
- Strategically Approaching the Judge/Jury with a Damage Amount - Putting a Value on Suffering
4:15 - 5:00
- Loss of Body Part/Loss of Use of Body Part
- Disfigurement and Scarring
This course is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit from attending.