Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-08-26
TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, 5TH EDITION, will provide your students with a comprehensive guide to the law of torts. This fifth edition extends the discussion of paralegal roles within tort litigation and examines the ethics of attorney solicitation. A comprehensive checklist, which includes definitions, defenses, relationships, paralegal roles and research references, is provided for each tort presented. This checklist will provide your students with an overview of information and serves as an on-the-job refresher. Over forty pertinent case studies are included, allowing your students to examine important court opinions. Among the controversial issues discussed in these court opinions are AIDS, the Oklahoma bombing, computer torts, assistance to the homeless, billion dollar verdicts and settlements, biomedical research and the alleged tort committed by President Clinton that became part of his historic impeachment and Senate trial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: William Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-05-24
Ideal for instructors in need of a concise text, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS, Third Edition is a practical and relevant guide for the paralegal as well as for anyone preparing for a career in the field of law. Well-written, logical, and full of interesting and diverse pedagogical material, this text focuses on paralegal roles in tort litigation while providing students with a comprehensive overview of the law of torts. This condensed version of Statsky’s TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION, Fifth Edition, ESSENTIALS OF TORTS has been thoroughly updated to include topics that are relevant for today’s students including the Internet, terrorism, 9/11, and tort liability. Chapter objectives, margin definitions, review questions, and numerous exhibits are included in each chapter and serve to reinforce chapter concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2017-02-01
This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.
Taking a case approach, this proven book provides an accessible overview of tort law for paralegals who work on personal injury matters. Hypothetical scenarios in every chapter demonstrate how abstract tort law pertains to real life accidents and injuries. In addition, over 75 annotated cases featuring hot button issues give readers an opportunity to apply key concepts to the types of cases they will encounter on the job. Built-in learning aids include problems, projects, a running glossary of legal terms, outlines, chapter summaries, and review questions. Now fully updated throughout, the Fifth Edition includes a new chapter on negligence, new content, and new chapter-opening features titled The Biggest Mistakes Paralegals Make and How to Avoid Them. Each of these unique vignettes illustrates a dilemma, an ethical lapse, or another unfortunate experience that actually happened. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Abstract : This paper reveals some of the tactics that lawyers may use when conducting personal injury litigation. The research is empirically based by being drawn from structured interviews with a cross‐section of practitioners. This qualitative evidence helps to place the rules of tort in a wider context and suggests that tactical considerations may affect the outcome of individual cases irrespective of their legal merits. A range of strategies are considered here to illustrate how they may be used at different points during the litigation. In addition, the paper updates our understanding of the compensation system by considering the practitioners' responses in the light of the major changes made to this area of practice in recent years. It reveals how negotiation tactics have developed since research in this area was last carried out. Overall, the paper adds to a very limited literature dealing with negotiation and settlement of personal injury claims in the UK.
Author: Cinamon S. Houston
Release Date: 2013-09-18
Got a question about personal injury litigation in Ohio? Thanks to Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual eBook, you can track down your answer immediately whether you're in the office, at a deposition, in the courtroom, or on the road. That's because the authors of this practical guide have distilled volumes of information into a single, compact publication. No matter where you are when the question arises, Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual eBook is an invaluable asset for any personal injury litigator. Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual eBook is packed with useful information. Comprehensive in scope, it provides coverage of the most significant personal injury topics in Ohio: motor vehicle negligence, product liability, premises liability, government liability, and medical malpractice. It also includes hundreds of practice tips for the personal injury attorney, including checklists, warnings, strategic points, exceptions, and resources. And if you need to conduct more in-depth research, Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual eBook can cut time from your search, thanks to relevant cross-references to other personal injury treatises and forms. Anderson's Ohio Personal Injury Litigation Manual eBook: It's the kind of practical publication you've come to expect from Anderson's, the first name in Ohio legal research.
Author: D. Alan Rudlin
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
Trying a toxic tort case is unlike other high-stakes litigation. This guide explores the legal elements that distinguish toxic tort litigation, explaining theories of liability and damages as well as procedural and substantive defenses. Chapters cover scientific and medical evidence, causation, trial management and strategy, settlement, and specialized litigation, including mold, lead, asbestos, silica, food products, pharmaceuticals, and MTBE.
Author: Barry A. Knopf
Release Date: 2018-01-26
In LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation, General Editor Barry A. Knopf has assembled a distinguished group of expert authors to provide in-depth procedural and substantive coverage of the causes of action central to New Jersey personal injury practice. Combining a task-based, procedural style with substantive analysis, and practical insight based on years of practice experience, LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation is a unique source for the attorney unfamiliar with the practice area, the associate in need of an authoritative source, or the solo or small law firm practitioner needing reliable guidance in managing a personal injury case from the initial interview through trial. Our distinguished authors and their areas of coverage include the following: Barry A. Knopf, Audra DePaolo; Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf • Medical Malpractice Anthony M. Carlino; McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter • Motor Vehicle Negligence William C. Carey; McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter • Premises Liability Nancy McDonald; McElroy Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter • Toxic Torts Diana C. Manning; Mark M. Tallmadge; Bressler, Amery & Ross • Product Liability Diana C. Manning; Bressler, Amery & Ross • Professional Liability Lawrence M. Simon; Law Offices of Lawrence M. Simon • Governmental Liability Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with expert authors' practical insights that have been distilled from years of practice experience. LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation includes more than 150 Practice Tips--Strategic Point, Warning, Timing, and Exception (with easy-to-recognize icons)--that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation includes more than 100 forms references in checklists and in chapter text. Fillable, downloadable forms are included in the online subscription to this product.
Author: Robert P. Granacher, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Since the original publication of Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment, enhanced clinical findings concerning traumatic brain injury have improved our ability to evaluate and treat individuals with TBI. Unfortunately, the dramatic rise in the occurrence of brain injuries over the same time period demands better proficiency in evaluation and treatment. In an effort to optimize forensic and medical examinations of the victims of traumatic brain injury, this volume provides additional research, practical guidelines, and the latest advances and applications in structural and functional imaging assessment techniques. With case studies and images from functional MRI, PET scans, and MR spectroscopy, the second edition places more emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury, including expanded information on sports injuries in children and athletes. It discusses the neuroanatomical and neuroimaging bases of cognitive domains of the brain and includes findings on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of brain injury, as well as acquired psychopathology following injury. It also investigates the physical effects and psychiatric ramifications of blast over-pressure as seen in combat veterans and civilians in Kosovo, Lebanon, and Iraq. Additional chapters emphasize forensic evaluation with discussions on the detection of brain-injury malingering, determination of impairment, methods of neurobehavioral analysis, and the presentation of evidence at trial. Providing practical guidelines for using state-of-the-art, brain-based assessment techniques, this volume establishes a neuropsychiatric schema for the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and provides tools for designing a treatment plan. The methods in this book can be used to evaluate and treat any neuropsychiatric disorder with the addition of appropriate laboratory studies and pathology specific treatment.