Quantify the Unquantifiable
It's not easy to put a price on pain and suffering. Making an accurate calculation - and justifying it - requires a strong grasp of key methods and factors at play, as well as solid evidence, arguments and an understanding of how the other side thinks and operates. This insightful program will explore both plaintiff and insurance company perspectives on calculating pain and suffering damages, with added insights on negotiation and litigation techniques. Enhance your knowledge and skills - order today!
- Find out how insurance companies really determine what should be allotted for pain and suffering.
- Anticipate what impact the type, severity and duration of the injury has on the value of a pain and suffering claim.
- Calculate pain and suffering from a plaintiff's perspective and learn how to justify your demands.
- Gain techniques for arguing pain and suffering damages at the negotiating table and at trial.
11:36 am to 1:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
11:36 - 1:15, David Lindsay
- How Insurance Companies Evaluate Pain and Suffering Damages
- Setting of Reserves
- Colossus and Other Claims Adjusting Software
- Insurance Coverage Issues and Excess Damages Considerations
- Liability Considerations
- Claimant and Attorney Factors
- Documentation That Makes a Difference in an Adjuster's Evaluation
- Digging Into the Injuries and Medical Aspects of Pain and Suffering
- Physical Pain vs. Mental Suffering
- Medical Records and Pain Assessment Tools
- Type, Extent, Severity and Permanency of the Injuries
- Pre-Existing Conditions
- Treatment Options, Timing and Effectiveness
- Length of Recovery; Future Pain and Suffering
- Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages From a Plaintiff's Perspective
- Key Factors and Formulas
- Evaluating the Impact of Injuries on the Client's Lifestyle and Well-Being
- Documenting Physical and Psychological Harms
- Authoritative Resources
- Use of Experts
- Pain and Suffering in Wrongful Death Cases
- Negotiating and Litigating Pain and Suffering Damages
- IMEs and the Examiner's Observations
- Damages Witnesses
- Pain Journals, Photos, Video, Reports and Other Evidence
- Using Discovery to Build or Defend Against P&S Claims
- Negotiating Pain and Suffering Damages
- Jury Decision Making on Damages
- Presenting Pain and Suffering at Trial
This program is designed for attorneys. Insurance professionals and paralegals may also benefit.