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Plaintiffs Personal Injury Actions: Tough Issues (2012)

Attorneys hope that their cases will proceed smoothly to verdict or settlement without detours. Unfortunately, in real world practice, this is the exception, especially in personal injury litigation. Bankruptcy of a party, death of a plaintiff or defendant, or the presence of an infant party, all add complexity to the resolution of a personal injury action. In these trying economic times, plaintiff's counsel must deal with the reality of more aggressive enforcement of liens asserted by both governmental entities, such as Social Services and Medicare, and private entities, such as health insurance companies and workers' compensation carriers.

No-fault and SUM issues arise in everyday practice, and the personal injury attorney must also be prepared to represent clients before the Court of Claims.

This seminar is designed to provide a practical overview of the law and strategies involved in personal injury cases. Seasoned practitioners provide updates on the substantive law and insights on how to successfully deal with tough legal issues faced by plaintiffs personal injury attorneys. The program also offers a discussion of real life ethical issues faced in personal injury practice.

The program concludes with a pragmatic look at personal injury practice in difficult economic times; from case selection and cost-effective discovery, to jury selection and dealing with the problems presented by the instant communication age.

Program Contents

• Staying off the Third Rail – Ethical and Practical Considerations

• Representing the Infant, Decedent and Incompetent

• Bankruptcy of a Party

• Government and Private Party Liens and Rights of Subrogation

• Workers' Compensation Liens

• SUM Coverage and Litigating in the Court of Claims

• The New Normal – The Personal Injury Case in 2012

Program Speakers

Gary B. Pillersdorf, Esq.(Chair)
Law Office of Gary B. Pillersdorf, P.C.
New York City

Robert E. Grey, Esq.
Grey & Grey LLP

Leslie D. Kelmachter, Esq.
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, LLP
New York City

Steven P. Lerner, Esq.
Kassoff, Robert & Lerner, LLP
Rockville Centre

Robert Musso, Esq.
Rosenberg Musso & Weiner

Mark E. Seitelman, Esq.
Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices, PC
New York City

David A. Smith, Esq.
Law Office of David A. Smith, PLLC
Garden City

John M. Tomsky, Esq.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C.
New York City

Total MCLE Credits 7.0
Ethics MCLE Credits 1.0

This archived webcast is a video online program that you will view and listen to on your computer screen.

Total Credits: 7.00 | Ethics: 1.00, Areas of Professional Practice: 6.00

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 1 Ethical & Practical Considerations in Personal Injury (2012)
Ethics: 1.00
 2 Representing Infants, Decedents & Incompetents (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 3 Bankruptcy Of A Party in Personal Injury Actions (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 4 Liens and Subrogation in Personal Injury Actions (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 5 Workers' Compensation Liens in Personal Injury (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 6 Topic 6 – Sum Coverage And The Court Of Claims (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 7 The New Normal – The Personal Injury Case In 2012 (2012)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
Non-Member Price: $275.00
Recorded Date:
  • April 26, 2012
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VC454
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 6.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0
  • 6hr 10min