Detangle the Latest Auto Injury and Coverage Issues
Staying on top of the latest trends concerning auto accident coverage and litigation is a must. You need to know what is happening in the industry, as well as how to best navigate through situations for your client. This comprehensive course will explore the critical elements of auto injury claims including insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, bad faith, liens and subrogation issues - register today!
- Gain a firm understanding of auto insurance policies and processes.
- Handle the unique nuances of accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies.
- Properly prepare for potential issues that may arise concerning trucking and commercial accidents.
- Solidify the settlement your clients deserve with a firm understanding of the ins and outs of uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage.
- Understand how stacking and offsets impact the outcome of compensation in auto accident cases.
- Successfully negotiate insurance claims with adjusters.
- Locate different types of applicable liens and determine priority.
- Identify instances that need to be investigated concerning insurance bad faith claims.
- Stay on top of current issues and case law concerning autonomous driving, auto tech and more.
- Auto Insurance Law Updates
9:00 - 9:15, Jessica Kokal
- Uber, Lyft and Other Rideshare Liability Concerns
9:15 - 9:45, Mick Levin
- Rules and Regulations Concerning Ridesharing
- Reviewing the Driver's Personal/Commercial Auto Policy, Gap Coverage and More
- Evidence from Rideshare Apps
- Unraveling the Complicated Mess in Determining Rideshare Accident Liability
- Trucking and Commercial Accident Challenges
9:45 - 10:15, Thomas P. Burke II
- FMCSA Regulations
- Determining Coverage
- Investigation and Discovery Strategies
- Electronic vs. Paper Logs for Drive Times
- Proving Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation
- Cell Phone Records
- Preservation of Evidence in Trucking Cases
- Uninsured and Underinsured (UM/UIM) Coverage
10:30 - 11:30, Mick Levin
- Auto Liability Coverage, PIP/Med Pay and More
- What UM/UIM Coverage Does (and Does Not Cover)
- Tort Claim vs. Contract Claim
- Determining the Priority of Coverages
- Coordination and Timing of Liability Claims with UIM Claims
- Exhausting Underlying Limits to Trigger UIM Coverage
- Common Policy Exclusions/Coverage Defenses
- Arbitration Considerations
- Stacking and Offsets
11:30 - 12:00, Jathan P. McLaughlin
- When is Stacking Considered?
- Challenges Faced in Stacking
- Navigating Through Multiple Coverages
- Off-Set Provisions
- Handling Common Off-Sets: Work Comp, Social Security, etc.
- Working with Insurance Claims and Adjusters
1:00 - 1:30, Ellen S. Levy
- Uncovering the Adjuster's Settlement Authority
- Getting the Best Settlement Possible
- Demand Letters
- Claim Evaluations
- Toeing the Line to Determine Policy Limits
- Navigating Through Negotiations with Different Companies
- Identifying Misconduct of Insurers
- Liens and Subrogation: ERISA, Medicare and More
1:30 - 2:00, Robert E.M. Smith
- Finding Applicable Liens and Determining Priority
- Navigating Through the Subrogation Process
- Handling Pending Liens in Settlement Negotiations
- Hospital/Medical Provider Liens
- ERISA Subrogation Liens
- Mandatory Insurer Reporting, Medicare Recovery Act, and Medicare Set-Asides
- Medicaid Liens
- Workers' Compensation
- Insurance Bad Faith
2:00 - 2:30, Mark Arnett
- Understand the Scope of the Claim
- What Must be Proved to Establish Bad Faith?
- Scouring Through Documents to Find Red Flags
- Recoverable Damages
- Ethical Considerations
2:45 - 3:45, Mark Arnett
- Limiting Malpractice Exposure
- Conflicts of Interest
- Representing Multiple Parties
- Cost-Effective Litigation and Ethics: Competing Values
- Emerging Trends: Case Law, Autonomous Driving, Auto Tech and More
3:45 - 4:30, Ellen S. Levy
- Statute of Limitations
- State vs. Federal Procedure
- Legal and Regulatory Implications
- The Future of Driverless Vehicles
- Addressing Future Changes in Technology
- Autonomous Features of Vehicles
- Confronting Safety Issues - Who is Responsible?
This intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys, insurance adjusters, claims representatives and other insurance professionals. Paralegals will also benefit.